Windows 10: February update: can't even do a clean install

Discus and support February update: can't even do a clean install in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; Using automatic updates, the system is now "dead". System tried automatic repair: failed Tried restore: STATUS_WAIT_3 0x80070003 error Tried repair... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by MikeOram1, Feb 13, 2020.

  1. MikeOram1 Win User

    February update: can't even do a clean install


    Using automatic updates, the system is now "dead".

    System tried automatic repair: failed

    Tried restore: STATUS_WAIT_3 0x80070003 error

    Tried repair from USB Media creation tool on another PC: started on same automatic repair loop

    Tried full install: winload.exe error


    In each case, powered off and re-tried: same results. Now immediately jumps into windload.exe error.

    Any ideas of what I can do now? Is there a way of forcing a full disk format and then re-install?

    Any help gratefully received.

    :)
     
    MikeOram1, Feb 13, 2020
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    You may remember this news story on techPowerUp! a couple of days ago relating to the lack of clean installs when using the Upgrade Editions of Vista, which required an old OS to be installed. However, Paul Thurrott has managed to find a workaround for this issue, which ironically lets users do a clean install Vista without any previous version of Windows, albeit a little tedious. Here are the steps:
    • Boot from the Windows Vista Upgrade DVD as normal
    • When prompted for a product code, leave this blank
    • Select the version of Vista you have purchased and let Vista install
    • When you boot to your desktop for the first time, run the Vista setup from Windows
    • This time enter your product key
    • When asked whether you want to do an Upgrade of Custom install, select custom and choose a clean install
    • Windows will now install for a second time and you should be able to activate it
    Remember, these steps are only advised for use in order to achieve a clean install of Vista, it is only legal to use the upgrade editions if you have previously purchased the appropriate version of Windows.

    Source: DailyTech
     
    Jimmy 2004, Feb 13, 2020
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    The tutorials provided are just a list of troubleshooting steps. Use only the steps which apply to you.

    Since none of the troubleshooting steps here worked, I'd suggest you do a Clean install.

    John
     
    AmericanPharaoh, Feb 13, 2020
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  4. February update: can't even do a clean install

    TheMailMan78, Feb 13, 2020
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