Windows 10: Will using Media Creation Tool to upgrade to 1903 delete my programs like AV?

Discus and support Will using Media Creation Tool to upgrade to 1903 delete my programs like AV? in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; I have been trying for weeks to upgrade to 1903 and always fails at 60%. Seen many posts about similar problems. Trying now the Media Creation Tool,... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by CubanKenja, Oct 10, 2019.

  1. Will using Media Creation Tool to upgrade to 1903 delete my programs like AV?


    I have been trying for weeks to upgrade to 1903 and always fails at 60%. Seen many posts about similar problems. Trying now the Media Creation Tool, but will that delete all my installed programs like AV and quite a number more programs I may not be able to get again.


    Not sure if I can risk that.

    :)
     
    CubanKenja, Oct 10, 2019
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  2. Media creation tool

    Hi,

    We would like to know more about this concern. Kindly answer the following:

    • Any changes made on the computer prior to this concern?
    • Is this the first time that you encountered this problem?
    • What troubleshooting steps have you tried so far?
    • May we know the reason why you want to download Media Creation Tool?
     
    Desiree Yau, Oct 10, 2019
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  3. Problems upgrading to Windows 10 with the Media Creation Tool.

    Hi Abel,

    Thank you for posting the query on Microsoft Community. I am sorry to know that you are facing issues with Windows 10.

    I do appreciate your efforts and time, and will assist you with the issue.

    To guide you in the right direction, I need more information from the computer by answering the following questions:


    • What is the make and model of your computer?

    • Which operating system are you currently running on your computer?

    • Is you’re your anti-virus utility software disabled?

    Your reply is very important for us to ensure a proper resolution.

    Meanwhile I suggest you to try the steps provided below and
    check if it helps.

    Method 1

    Perform a clean boot.

    A clean boot is performed to start Windows by using a minimal set of drivers and startup programs. This helps eliminate software conflicts that occur when you install a program or an update or when you run a program in Windows
    10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, or Windows Vista. You may also troubleshoot or determine what conflict is causing the problem by performing a clean boot.

    Clean Boot:


    Notes


    • You must log on to the computer as an administrator to be able to perform a clean boot.

    • Your computer may temporarily lose some functionality when you perform a clean boot. When you start the computer normally, the functionality returns. However, you may receive the original error message, or
      experience the original behavior if the problem still exists.

    • If the computer is connected to a network, network policy settings may prevent you from following these steps. We strongly recommend that you do not use the System Configuration utility to change the advanced
      boot options on the computer unless a Microsoft support engineer directs you to do this. Doing this may make the computer unusable.
    I suggest you to try the steps provided in the link below, in order to perform a clean boot on your computer.

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/929135

    I also suggest you to refer to the link below for more information about downloading Media Creation Tool.

    Windows 10 herunterladen

    Hope this helps in resolving the issue. If the issue persists, do get back to us. We will be happy to assist you.
     
    Syed Abdul Jabbar, Oct 10, 2019
    #3
  4. Will using Media Creation Tool to upgrade to 1903 delete my programs like AV?

    Windows 10 Media Creation Tool


    I got bored waiting for my 10 Pro upgrade message so I am using the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool to play around with installing Windows 10 Pro.

    I chose the Upgrade Now option instead of creating media.

    (step 3) https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...tallation.html

    There were lots of different windows up till now.
    So I started screenshots now.
    Screenshot-


    Will using Media Creation Tool to upgrade to 1903 delete my programs like AV? [​IMG]


    It offers this now-


    Will using Media Creation Tool to upgrade to 1903 delete my programs like AV? [​IMG]


    This seems to imply that installed programs will be lost-


    Will using Media Creation Tool to upgrade to 1903 delete my programs like AV? [​IMG]


    Clicked Next--Got this-


    Will using Media Creation Tool to upgrade to 1903 delete my programs like AV? [​IMG]


    Got this-Clicked Confirm-


    Will using Media Creation Tool to upgrade to 1903 delete my programs like AV? [​IMG]


    Got this-


    Will using Media Creation Tool to upgrade to 1903 delete my programs like AV? [​IMG]


    If I lose installed programs I will use my Macrium image to revert to 8.1 Pro.
    Be back after installing 10 or reverting.
     
    David Bailey, Oct 10, 2019
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