Windows 10: How to upgrade to Windows 10 from Windows 8

Discus and support How to upgrade to Windows 10 from Windows 8 in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; I upgraded my laptop to Windows 10 after it unwittingly started an upgrade to Windows 8.1 from Windows 8. I disliked the appearance of Windows 8.1 so... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by Bob Hawkins, Jun 30, 2016.

  1. How to upgrade to Windows 10 from Windows 8


    I upgraded my laptop to Windows 10 after it unwittingly started an upgrade to Windows 8.1 from Windows 8. I disliked the appearance of Windows 8.1 so upgraded from there to Windows 10. I hoped to continue using Windows 8 on my desktop - I like its appearance, it has been stable, never caused any issues and I resent not having some control over Windows updates. An optional update this morning informed me that security updates were no longer available for Windows 8, however. I must upgrade to Windows 8.1 or Windows 10. Must I upgrade to Windows 8.1 before upgrading to Windows 10 or is there a direct route? What is the best process for me to follow?
    I have this site: How to Upgrade to Windows 10 - Microsoft.

    :)
     
    Bob Hawkins, Jun 30, 2016
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  2. Windows Defender won't start, error 0X80070246: "An error has occurred in the program during initialization"

    Yes, and I' ve done a lot more to try to fix this. I reinstalled at Recovery. I need an .iso for the latest build available and MSFT mistakenly witholds them for no good reason.
     
    Win 8 to 10, Jun 30, 2016
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  3. Windows Defender won't start, error 0X80070246: "An error has occurred in the program during initialization"

    Windows Defender Won't Start and Run

    1) Start and Restart are grayed out in services.msc

    2) I get Error Code 0X80070246: "An error has occurred in the program during initialization.

    3) I don't have any other antivirus. I consider two at once poor practice.

    None ot the other threads are any help and MSFT won't support this by phone without a bundle of money paid to them for shipping a broken product in the first place. I also think if you're providing feedback carefully for over a year in the Insider
    program, and the forums can't help you ought to be entitled to phone support when something is vexingly broken and you can't find a solution on the forums.


    Gabe could fix these problems by providing .isos for every build.

    Thanks for any help.

    Thanks for any help
     
    Win 8 to 10, Jun 30, 2016
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  4. cereberus Win User

    How to upgrade to Windows 10 from Windows 8

    No need to update to 8.1.

    Download iso from link, double click on it whilst running windows 8 and run setup.exe.

    Windows 10

    Recommend you make an image backup first.

    Backup valuable data as a minimum.

    Run showkeyplus (see apps section in this forum) to make sure you know your 8.0 key and make a careful note somewhere for future reference.
     
    cereberus, Jun 30, 2016
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