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  Reply # 1356321 31-Jul-2015 20:29
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If it's not ready yet why does it keep trying to update and fail

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I also got the "Something Happened" when trying to use the link

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10 

Have to keep waiting I guess

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  Reply # 1356325 31-Jul-2015 20:33
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ubernoob: If it's not ready yet why does it keep trying to update and fail

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I also got the "Something Happened" when trying to use the link

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10 

Have to keep waiting I guess


For Something Happened the most likely case where this is hit is where you using the tool to upgrade now in a unsupported scenario.

So for example, when you use Upgrade now and your Windows edition is Enterprise.

Or your locale setting are pointed to a language that is not supported by upgrade.  

Try the downloadable ISO again at http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1356333 31-Jul-2015 20:45
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is there a closing date to "reserve" windows 10? i know it's free for 1 year to upgrade, but you don't need to "reserve" prior?

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  Reply # 1356334 31-Jul-2015 20:45
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nathan:
ubernoob: If it's not ready yet why does it keep trying to update and fail

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I also got the "Something Happened" when trying to use the link

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10 

Have to keep waiting I guess


For Something Happened the most likely case where this is hit is where you using the tool to upgrade now in a unsupported scenario.

So for example, when you use Upgrade now and your Windows edition is Enterprise.

Or your locale setting are pointed to a language that is not supported by upgrade.  

Try the downloadable ISO again at http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10


Thanks Nathan Windows 8.1 Pro English NZ with US keyboard. Have tried installing direct and from usb. USB asks for "KEY" but don't have a win10 key yet and obviously my 8.1 is not accepted

Will have to be patient I guess, but why does it keep trying to update and fail if my PC is not yet ready?

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  Reply # 1356335 31-Jul-2015 20:47
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you run "setup" from the USB from within windows, and it should start the upgrade

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  Reply # 1356336 31-Jul-2015 20:47
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ubernoob:  Have tried installing direct and from usb. USB asks for "KEY" but don't have a win10 key yet and obviously my 8.1 is not accepted

Will have to be patient I guess, but why does it keep trying to update and fail if my PC is not yet ready?


Did you run setup on the USB from within your current Windows? 





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  Reply # 1356338 31-Jul-2015 20:50
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joker97: is there a closing date to "reserve" windows 10? i know it's free for 1 year to upgrade, but you don't need to "reserve" prior?


you need to have upgraded by July 29, 2016 to claim your free Windows 10 upgrade key

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  Reply # 1356344 31-Jul-2015 20:57
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joker97: you run "setup" from the USB from within windows, and it should start the upgrade


Yeah - Nah

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  Reply # 1356346 31-Jul-2015 20:59
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ToPGuNZ:
ToPGuNZ: My notification disappeared,  windows update says it is reserved, so currently using the Windows update tool on a Win 7 Home Premium PC. Looking forward to this.


And it just stopped. PC is on, no hard drive activity, nothing on screen. Will leave for awhile, I have a feeling restarting is not going to go well.


I turned it off and on and it reverted back to Win 7 and provided this error. I will now uninstall media centre and try again. Does anyone have any idea what this error means?

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  Reply # 1356357 31-Jul-2015 21:34
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ubernoob:
joker97: you run "setup" from the USB from within windows, and it should start the upgrade


Yeah - Nah

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I had this issue - I'd suggest you double and triple check the options that you chose when you created the USB install match your current install exactly. One thing to note - if you change the language option AFTER having chosen the edition (home or pro) and/or whether you want 32 or 64 bit, then the media creation tool resets the other choices to the defaults - Win 10 Home and 32 bit. It's really the most RETARDED UX behaviour I've seen in a LONG time.

gzt

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  Reply # 1356393 31-Jul-2015 23:37
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ToPGuNZ:
ToPGuNZ:
ToPGuNZ: My notification disappeared,  windows update says it is reserved, so currently using the Windows update tool on a Win 7 Home Premium PC. Looking forward to this.


And it just stopped. PC is on, no hard drive activity, nothing on screen. Will leave for awhile, I have a feeling restarting is not going to go well.


I turned it off and on and it reverted back to Win 7 and provided this error. I will now uninstall media centre and try again. Does anyone have any idea what this error means?

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I will guess the imaging process could not target a drive or partition for some reason, but I do not know. Is there BIOS boot sector protection?

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  Reply # 1356426 1-Aug-2015 01:53
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ubernoob:
joker97: you run "setup" from the USB from within windows, and it should start the upgrade


Yeah - Nah

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I had this issue - I'd suggest you double and triple check the options that you chose when you created the USB install match your current install exactly. One thing to note - if you change the language option AFTER having chosen the edition (home or pro) and/or whether you want 32 or 64 bit, then the media creation tool resets the other choices to the defaults - Win 10 Home and 32 bit. It's really the most RETARDED UX behaviour I've seen in a LONG time.


This, thanks markl

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  Reply # 1356454 1-Aug-2015 06:07
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I managed to install windows 10 off a USB after multiple fails with the Windows Update.
I was actually in looking around in Windows 10 for a few minutes last night before shutting my PC dow.

This morning however I cannot start up the PC, I just get a blank screen.
I have tried both inputs Analogue and digital on the screen and both are blank.

I even tried putting the USB back in to see if I could start up from that, but no.

Any ideas please?

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  Reply # 1356459 1-Aug-2015 06:49
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pull the power out and back in

does the BIOS screen not even come up?

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  Reply # 1356465 1-Aug-2015 07:31
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I did that and no there is no BIOS shows up either

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