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Discus and support Outdated Windows 10 installation files and upgrade issues in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; Hello guys, I have a problem and some questions for you. Thank you for helping out, your support is very much appreciated. Here is my case. In August... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by Marco83, Nov 19, 2015.

  1. Marco83 Win User

    Outdated Windows 10 installation files and upgrade issues


    Hello guys, I have a problem and some questions for you. Thank you for helping out, your support is very much appreciated.
    Here is my case. In August Windows 10 downloaded itself on my system, but without my consent, since I had not reserved it. It then tried to install, but failed. I noticed this anomalous behaviour through Windows Update, where several instances of these failed attempts were recorded. I then decided to disable automatic updates, in order to obtain Windows 10 later at another time, since I was not ready for it yet. And I proceeded to install regular Windows 8.1 updates.
    Now, some months later, I feel like the time for trying out Windows 10 has come, but I'm afraid Windows 10 installation files stored months ago in the C:\$Windows.~BT folder may be heavily outdated and thus cause issues. Moreover, in the meantime, people at Microsoft announced the specific problem which was previously determining failures in my upgrade process had finally been addressed and solved over later (more recent) Windows 10 installations.
    Now, what should I do to obtain an updated Windows 10 installation package? Will automatic updates, once they're turned on and I have reserved my Windows 10 copy through the apposite tool, just do everything required? Will the old installation files at C:\$Windows.~BT be recognized as outdated and consequently overwritten?
    In case I were to use the Media Creation Tool as a last resort in order to upgrade, should I remove the $Windows.~BT folder and all of its content beforehand?
    Thank you for your time, answers and precious help, because I do not really know what to do

    :)
     
    Marco83, Nov 19, 2015
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    Efraim Gar, Nov 19, 2015
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    My HP 1020 worked with no issues. I did the upgrade from 8.1 to 10 method. I remember it having issues when I installed Windows 8, so it could be that either 10 has the drivers built in, or the ones already installed carried over ok. Either way, I'm not
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    AdamFrantz, Nov 19, 2015
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  4. Slugger Win User

    Outdated Windows 10 installation files and upgrade issues

    Just download Media Creation Tool.
    Image your drive with Macrium Reflect Free before doing anything.
    Find your Windows 8.1 key!
    If your using Firefox and Thunderbird you can use MozBackup. Also try Ninite to install lots of apps.
    At this point you can do an upgrade or do a clean install. Then you can copy your data over. And re-install your apps.
    Good luck
     
    Slugger, Nov 19, 2015
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  5. Marco83 Win User
    Thank you. Is Firefox not working after the upgrade, is that why I should use Mozbackup? Also, I noticed a 7,3 Mb .exe file is offered by clicking "upgrade now" button at Windows 10 Will this do the trick too?
    One more thing. Windows came pre-installed on my laptop. I used Nirsoft Product Key to find my Windows 8.1 key. Is that a good, reliable solution?
     
    Marco83, Nov 19, 2015
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  6. Ztruker Win User
    Ztruker, Nov 19, 2015
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  7. Marco83 Win User
    Thank you for your useful advise
     
    Marco83, Nov 19, 2015
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  8. Ztruker Win User

    Outdated Windows 10 installation files and upgrade issues

    Good luck. Please let us know how you make out.
     
    Ztruker, Nov 19, 2015
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  9. Marco83 Win User
    Thanks, I'll post in the next days, in case I should encounter any problems, and hopefully as soon as I upgrade
     
    Marco83, Apr 4, 2018
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