Questions tagged [windows-10-upgrade]

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Disable Windows 10 Update End of Service Spam notification?

I've been trying to disable windows 10 updates through traditional means by creating registry entries and editing gpolicy but to no avail. I restart yet I keep getting this end of service update ...
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Deleting Windows.old in Windows10 by way of the System Cleanup, less than half of the space expected to be released was

My Windows.old folder was ~26GB. Rather than directly deleting it, I used Windows disk cleanup (CleanMgr.exe) to Cleanup past Windows installations - also showing that it would free 26GB. After doing ...
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Windows 10 upgrade is stuck at 31%

I am trying to upgrade from Windows 7 Pro to Windows 10 (yes, I know it is pretty late to do it, but I had my reasons - most of them are related to laziness). So I have found many sites claiming that ...
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Why do I need to download a 'new' version of Windows 10?

My computer has recently been nagging me that my version of Win10 is "reaching its end of service soon" and that I need to download a newer version to continue to get support. I am working ...
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Windows 10 start menu not calculating simple math expressions

I have a couple of computers with windows 10 and on most of them typing a simple expression like 12*5 results in displaying the calculator and I find this extremely helpful. Look at screenshot #1 ...
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Windows 2010 20H2 Update fails with a rollback

Windows 10 update 20H2 update fails everytime with a rollback. Some of the error codes I receive: 0xc1900101 *FAILED* [8024000C] Method failed [CAgentUpdateManager::...
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How to Fix Windows Update Error? [duplicate]

While trying to install latest Windows update on I am getting this message with an error code "There were problems downloading some updates, but we'll try again later. If you keep seeing this, ty ...
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Windows 10 Home v.1809 in-place upgrade error (aiming to update to 20H2)

I try to perform an in-place upgrade of Windows and I receive the following error 0x080070003 - 0x3000D The installation failed in the FIRST_BOOT phase with an error during MIGRATE_DATA operation I ...
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Should I uninstall WSL2 before upgrading from Windows 10 Home to Pro

I have a Win 10 home with WSL2 installed with Ubuntu 20.04. Now I wish to upgrade to Win 10 Pro. Will this automatically repatriate the space taken up by WSL2/Ubuntu, since I understand it has this ...
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How to upgrade Windows-10 version, stuck at KB4493440 [duplicate]

As mentioned in my previous question, I can't install a Linux subsystem on my Windows-10 machine, as the version is too old (1709 while at least 1903 is needed). I thought that I could solve this, ...
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Windows setting crash and slows pc

After installing update 20H2 from 1909 I encountered something very odd. I run smoothly after boot for 15 minutes, then the settings app hangs and crashes. This causes search panel to malfunction, pc ...
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Windows 10 fails to update to 2004: appid.sys crashing in “FirstBoot”

New Lenovo T14 (20UD002HMX) has problems updating to Windows 10 2004. Everything seems to be going well until the computer states "Undoing changes made to your computer" and I'm back to 1909....
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Windows 10 BIOS & Other System Requirements for Old Sony VIAO with AMI BIOS

Closed. This question does not meet Stack Overflow guidelines. It is not currently accepting answers. We don’t allow questions about general computing hardware and software on Stack Overflow. You can ...
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Win10 upgrade to version 20H2 failed - how to determine the cause?

Question: Where can I find logs from Win10 upgrade and how to interpret them? I've attempted to apply the upgrade three times, and I'm trying to get a clue if there's anything I can fix, so that it ...
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Windows 10 Start Menu search not working

My automatic Windows updates kept failing, so I installed the latest Windows 10 update from Microsoft (in-place upgrade). But now, my Start Menu search doesn't work at all, and my search inside an ...
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Hard disk disappearance (or fail?) after windows 10 update october 2020

Summary: installed latest nvidia updates prompted to restart, went ahead with windows update too as it was ready to go much blank screens after the first reboot power cycled windows won’t boot after ...
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Why does Windows 10 Update (1909=>2004) fail if .NET 3.5 is installed?

After Windows 10 kept refusing to get upgraded (from 1909 to 2004), it finally came through by uninstalling .NET 3.5. Why did it instantly fix the upgrade process? Why would .NET 3.5 prevent upgrades?
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Unable to Repair / Upgrade Windows 10 PC

Can’t do a Windows 10 in situ repair / Upgrade It always goes to 100% then gives an error message. Tried disconnecting all hard drives & USB drives but still failed
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Are there pitfalls of extending a partition to a space before it in Windows 7 (after Windows 10 upgrade)?

Several years ago, it was impossible to extend a partition to a space directly before it, using Windows 7's built-in Disk Management (case #1 from 2010, case #2 from 2012). This has been possible for ...
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What is the difference between “Apply” and “OK” when changing settings in File Explorer on windows?

When changing File Explorer settings in Windows, a dialog appears, and there are two options: "Apply" and "OK" (image below). However, it seems not to matter which one is clicked. ...
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Automatic Repair Loop Windows 10

Every time I open my PC I run into error and automaric repair. Then I try to enter safe mode in the trouble shooting window but the pc does not load and run into error. Then it restarts with automativ ...
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Windows 10 volume goes low after updating to latest update ver 2004

I just updated windows 10 to build version 2004 and now my sound volume is lower. I tried this and this and all failed to work. And I don't have the "Loudness Equalization" although I'm ...
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Windows 10 task bar crashing when opening explorer and some other applications?

I am running on windows version 1903 and recently my windows crashing when I am opening the explorer, control-panel, task-manger..etc. When I open any of these applications, the task bar will go blank ...
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Windows 10 update assistant stuck at 99 percent when updating 1909 to 2004

after releasing 2004 version of windows 10 i have waited a long time for it to roll out for my device but it did not yet, i checked for update with windows 10 update assistant and it showed me that i ...
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Will an in-place upgrade better preserve program functionality than clean install?

Just posting here a question posed in earnest curiosity, looking for input on this one from a user experienced with frequently installing/updating Windows 10 builds. I have a program that installed ...
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Windows10 upgrade: does WindowsUpgrade9252.exe always use latest version or the one that was current at the day this file was downloaded?

I have two laptops with Win10 Pro, one with version 1809 and the other with 1909. I upgraded the 1909 with the file Windows10Upgrade9252.exe like 6 weeks ago. With the occurring news about problems ...
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Windows 10 failed during update. All fixes I've attempted have failed

Yes I should of made a backup, that was very bad of me. Last night I was attempting to update my PC. The option I clicked was "Restart and Update" (Not exact wording). There was no "...
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Can I upgrade Windows 10 from Home to Pro version with any key?

I would like to upgrade my Windows 10 Home to Pro, but it is quite expensive, so I looked on some websites. Here, there is two differents versions (https://www.urcdkeys.com/microsoft-windows-10-pro-...
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Upgrading / Changing / Moving Windows 10 License

I've just bought a Windows 10 Pro License because I want to use that on my main PC which currently has Windows 10 Home on it for the extra features. I've upgraded most things over the years so pretty ...
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Upgrade from Windows 8.1 Pro to Windows 10 fails (possibly due to a faulty graphics driver)

A friend of mine has recently convinced me to finally go through with the upgrade to Windows 10, as it offers WSL technology. I have already spent days trying to get the update to complete, which is ...
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Where to Get Version 1809 of Win 10 [duplicate]

As far as I know, Version 1809 of Windows 10 was the last version that worked for my EMU1212M sound card and EmulatorX3. Both of these are fairly expensive to replace. I have both of them working in ...
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SAFE_OS, REPLICATE_OC errors upgrading Windows 10

I've discovered that a PC is running Windows 10 Pro version 1709 which has been out of support since 2019/04/09 so I'm trying to upgrade it but it keeps failing. Attempting up upgrade via Windows ...
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Force Windows 10 to install automatic WSUS update

A Windows 10 PC is connected to a WSUS intranet server, like a lot of other PCs here which are functioning fine, but others do not receive WSUS updates. I've written .bat file to force remote pc to ...
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Windows Disc Space

I've made a clean install with the new Windows 10, from the offered options I've selected clean start and deleting all the files from the previous installation. After the installation, my disc space ...
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Trying to fix Windows 7 which will not start, with ultimate goal of upgrading to Windows 10. Do I have any options other than a clean install of 10?

I'm working with an HP Pavilion running Windows 7 Home Premium x64. The PC is remote; I'm in New England, the PC is my brother's and he's on the Gulf Coast. I've been trying to assist through ...
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Windows 1809 update always fails with 0x80070490

It always fails at exactly at "Status: Preparing to install - 80%". I have tried everything I could possibly think of: DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Scanhealth sfc /scannow Removing c:\Windows\...
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Where are really the log files to debug when a Windows 10 update fails?

I am struggling with a Win 10 update, in particular: Feature update to Windows 10, version 1809 x64 2020-03B - Error 0x80070490 Google is swamped with useless articles about random experiences of ...
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ReAgentc: Unable to update WinRE boot configuration data

Windows 10 Pro x64 v1909 update fails: Issue seems to be caused by problems with WinRE, receiving the error if I also try to reset the PC. I've tried resetting the ReAgent.xml [failed] and moving/...
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PC does not boot after upgrade to Windows 10, BIOS inaccessible

I upgraded a Windows 8 PC to Windows 10. After the upgrade, I was notified that the update has failed, so I let the system restore the old state. However, when I came back to check the PC, it was ...
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Windows 7 -> Windows 10 Upgrade - Error 0x80070571-0x2000c

I'm in the process of attempting to upgrade my sister's computer to Windows 10 via the Media Creation Tool as per the instructions provided here The tool appears to work ok, it asks a few questions, ...
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Issue after installation of Windows 10 update

Two days ago, Windows 10 updated successfully and after update, it was working fine. Today morning, when I turn on, it says, Automatic Repair. After few minutes, Automatic Repair failed, then I saw ...
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Windows 10 Upgrade tool fails 0x8007001F-0x30000D

I ran into the error code 0x8007001F-0x30000D when trying to update from Windows 7 to Windows 10. Many articles on the web point out, that the problem occured due to moving the /Users folder to ...
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Win 10 not booting sometimes. How to debug?

I updated the PC of my father-in-law some weeks ago from Win 7 to Win 10. The hardware is a little outdated but all in all sufficient for his use cases. Everything is basically working just fine ...
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Windows 10 update fails with 0x8007001F

I am trying to perform an in-place update of Windows 10 from 1803 to 1909. The update downloads successfully. It starts the update, restarts several times and at some point says the update has failed ...
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How to update Windows 10 to 1803? [duplicate]

I have a windows 10 tablet that I reset and then it went back to windows 10 1511. Now I want to update it to 1803. I don't want to get the latest version (1909 as of the moment). That's because I'm ...
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Will a Windows 10 in-place upgrade reset all drivers?

I'm having problems with random restarts of my system while it's idling or under low load (Windows lockscreen, on desktop, browsing websites). I never had any crashes while playing games. I can't ...
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Computer frozen on boot logo, cannot access BIOS with system partition attached after update to Windows 10

With the support for Windows 7 ending I recently updated my 5 year old desktop PC to Windows 10 using the update installer provided on the Microsoft homepage. The installation proceeded with only one ...
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Will microsoft force Windows 8.1 users to upgrade to Windows 10?

So Microsoft has forced Windows 7 users to upgrade to Windows 10. Will they plan to force Windows 8.1 (and 8) to upgrade to Windows 10?
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System was using bandwidth after windows 10 1909 upgrade

I have upgraded to windows 10 1909 through windows upgrade assistant and it download an ESD file size 3.37GB. The upgrade was complete and I removed the ESD file somewhere else from where it was ...
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How do I upgrade from Windows 8.1 to 10 using my key?

I have spent an hour trying to find an answer to this, but I can only find "UPGRADE FREE HERES HOW"-guides. I actually bought a key, and now I want to activate Windows 10 from my Windows 8.1 Pro OS. ...

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