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  # 1356466 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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  # 1356470 1-Aug-2015 07:48
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Hi

I am using the MediaCreationtoolx64 from MS website to download the Win10 iso but it keeps saying "Something Happened" after getting to 90%?

not really an intuitive error message.

Any ideas ?

Was trying to d/l the Win Home 10, UK version (tried US as well), Both 64/32 bit version


 
 
 
 


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  # 1356471 1-Aug-2015 07:55
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Jedsdad: I did that and no there is no BIOS shows up either


need to figure that one out then, sounds like a hardware problem if the PC won't even turn on properly

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  # 1356472 1-Aug-2015 07:55
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mailmarshall: Hi

I am using the MediaCreationtoolx64 from MS website to download the Win10 iso but it keeps saying "Something Happened" after getting to 90%?

not really an intuitive error message.

Any ideas ?

Was trying to d/l the Win Home 10, UK version (tried US as well), Both 64/32 bit version



What Windows version are you upgrading from and have you downloaded the matching Win 10 version?




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  # 1356475 1-Aug-2015 08:04
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I doubt it is a hardware problem considering it has been working ok up until after the Win 10 upgrade.
Also it had been working on Win 10 until I shut it down

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  # 1356476 1-Aug-2015 08:06
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Jedsdad: I doubt it is a hardware problem considering it has been working ok up until after the Win 10 upgrade.
Also it had been working on Win 10 until I shut it down


Windows 10 made your BIOS not come up?

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  # 1356478 1-Aug-2015 08:07
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Yep - upgrading from Win 7 Home Premium to Win Home 10.

Just like outlined here - http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-10-specifications


Was looking to just d/l the iso for now and install later.

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  # 1356479 1-Aug-2015 08:10
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mailmarshall: Yep - upgrading from Win 7 Home Premium to Win Home 10.

Just like outlined here - http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-10-specifications


Was looking to just d/l the iso for now and install later.


what locale do you have under

control panel
region
administrative
change system locale

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  # 1356489 1-Aug-2015 08:41
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It says New Zealand. I have just changed to US and am running the download tool as Admin. This seems to one of the remedies for the issue apparently

Will advise if it works this time! Slooooow dl only 8% so far

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  # 1356491 1-Aug-2015 09:05
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Interesting, I changed my monitor and then I could see it had booted up ok to win 10.

Now back on the original monitor and still ok.

Wont try and restart till tonight--- just in case

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  # 1356498 1-Aug-2015 10:03
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Interestingly my laptop that had refused all the normal updates warned of having to uninstall a language pack during the ISO upgrade so wonder if that was why it didn't automatically upgrade? (Although not sure what language pack it actually was talking about :) )

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  # 1356507 1-Aug-2015 10:56
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nathan:
shrub: Random Question but im kinda running a non legit version of 8.1 enterprise.
I want to do a fresh install and have an unused legit 8.1 professional key. Can i just go straight to windows 10 via a USB-ISO install or do i have to go 8.1Pro then upgrade to 10?


the later

You can use the downloadable ISO at http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10 which has an embedded product key. 

Using that ISO, run SETUP.EXE *from within Windows 8.1 so that it can detect that you have a licensed, activated OS*.  Then when it asks what you want to migrate, choose “nothing” or “data only”. 

That will result in a “clean” Windows 10 OS that can successfully activate.    

If you do a clean install using Windows 10 media (any media) and never went through the upgrade process, you won’t have a license and the machine won’t activate.



I used this method and Im stuck being not activated because it has used this key instead of my windows 8.1 key so it doesnt know im allowed to upgrade....

Spent 30 minutes speaking to a lady using a potato as a phone in India who keep repeating that i need to go back  to 8.1 then choose the keep my files option, whic i did anyway when i upgraded
The she reverts back to the drone line of 'you need to wait another 24 hours and windows will activate automatically'.

The worst case of script reading ive ever encountered.

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  # 1356529 1-Aug-2015 11:07
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the upgrade key can activate, if you have an activated 7/8.1 key beforehand and actually upgraded with internet

relax, the Store and Activation servers are just really busy and it probably can't quite process your activation yet.

There are around 3,000 people a minute upgrading to Windows 10 right now

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  # 1356548 1-Aug-2015 11:16
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nathan: the upgrade key can activate, if you have an activated 7/8.1 key beforehand and actually upgraded with internet

relax, the Store and Activation servers are just really busy and it probably can't quite process your activation yet.

There are around 3,000 people a minute upgrading to Windows 10 right now

So it's like when you go to the bank at lunch time and there is only one teller? 




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