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Win7 to win10 upgrade error.

Q: Win7 to win10 upgrade error.

Hallo all.

I have some problem with updating Windows7 Home Premium 64bit OEM to Win10.

The problem:
I Tray to upgrade and got some error code: C0000022, windows restarting in 88% and nothing. Then i tray to fix the problem with MicrosoftFixit50123. Restart pc and tray again and got the same error, after that I tray update troubleshooting with WUD.diagcab and got another error:0x80070057
I also tray sfc /scannow and also have corrupted file.
Can someone help me, I don`t know what to do...

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Error log just says

Installation Failure: Windows failed to install the following update with error 0xe06d7363: Upgrade to Windows 10 Pro, version 1511, 10586.



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Upgrade to Windows 10 Pro, version 1511, 10586



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A:Upgrade from Win7 Pro to Win10 Failed Error code 0xe06d7363

1) Start your computer and log on as an administrator.
2) Click the Start button then select All Programs, Accessories, System Tools, and then click System Restore.
3) In the new window, select "Restore my computer to an earlier time" option and then click Next.
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A:Disabling WIN10 Upgrade for WIN7 64 bit

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A:Trying to upgrade from Win7 to Win10: "CPU not supported"

Hi: I have the 8200 Elite CMT (i7-2600, BIOS J01, v2.28) and had no issues upgrading to W10. I would suggest you upgrade from the link below and see if it bypasses the hardware check. You can try the upgrade now, or make an installation disk or flash drive via the media creation tool. The disk/flash drive does not check compatibility.
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A:Win7 to Win10 upgrade without service pack 1

You don't need service pack 1 to upgrade to Windows 10 using a DVD, USB flash drive or ISO file. It is only required to get it to show up in Windows update. The alternative method is a clean install:
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I find Win10 buggy and takes up a lot of disk space on my 32 gbs.capacity Acer One 10 laptop.

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A:Will Win10 upgrade install follow Win7 redirects?

Originally Posted by RiverCityTen

I've received conflicting info on this point, so I thought I would ask the experts here:
Will the Windows 10 "free" upgrade follow any redirects I have added to my Win7 Home Premium installation?

When I installed Win7 on my 250GB SSD, I used an XML script to relocate the Profiles Directory and Program Data folders from my SSD to my hard drive. This saved space on the SSD and simplified future program installs, since they followed these redirections. However, I am concerned that the Win10 upgrade may not do so. Thoughts?

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Must I use just a single OneDrive login across the entire machine (i.e., all Windows user accounts)? Or does each account get to login to its own storage on OneDrive?

Thanks, in advance, for any enlightenment.

Hi and welcome to Tenforums.

I have sometimes seen in the past, problems with relocated user directories. You can try the upgrade, and if it fails, set the pointers back to default (you don't have to actually move the data).

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Windows 10 - Upgrade Installation - Page 16 - Windows 10 Forums

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then the pc restarts but instead of win10 i get the windows loading sign, the four color window bits coming in from the corners of the display but just before they get together, they freeze for a ms, then the bsod flickers to halfway of screen, also for a ms or two and i get an error etc.
please refer to screen shots.
startup with either win7 or win10 flash drives do not get me in, only hbcd [hirens] mini xp, i can see all data inside and partitions are ok...
any ideas out there?
in Christ

A:win10/win7 start, orb freezes, bsod flickers, unresolved error

a follow up:
i managed to get into the system with the win7 install usb - although the system has win10 on it; good old dos memory of the '80's served me well here. please see screenshot.
your ideas might get this box alive again!
in Christ
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Originally Posted by Rudra Paliwal

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Oh Dear

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A:Replace Win10 with Win7

If it has secure boot enabled it may stop it you would have to disable it. If you put 7 on it will start downloading win 10 you also need to be sure you can get drivers for 7 before you do it. Give 10 ago before you jump ship you can set to work mostly like 7
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A:Win7-Home -> Win7-Pro-Upgrade -> Win8-Pro-Upgrade -> 8.1

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A:Can I go back to Win7 after the first month of Win10

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A:Questions About Upgrading: Win7 -> Win10

1) Maybe.
2) Mostly.
3) Probably.
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5) Varies.

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hi the free period is over so no not that I know of
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That is a recurring issue already brought forward to MS.
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A:Dual boot Win10 with Win7 or Win 8.1 you already have on your PC

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A:Possible to install Win10 along with Win7 for first time?

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Windows.old contains your old Windows 7 to allow you to roll back if you choose. Once deleted you cannot roll back.
Here's how to delete it:
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A:Win7 to Win10 setup loop

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

Did you ever successfully restore the machine to Windows 7?

If you selected to clean the drive, did you do this through Windows 10? This would have left the Windows 10 OS files on the drive, granted that it completed successfully.

Have you tried to create a bootable Windows 10 USB and boot to it?

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A:Hunting malware - Win7, 8.1 or Win10?

NekoJonez said:

In the unending battle against malware, you can do a lot of things. I'm trying to actively find malware (mostly adware) and trying to disinfect computers.

For that, I use various VM's. But because making snapshots and such can take up a ton of disk space and malware creators continually evolve... I'm doubting what windows OS is best to search & test malware on. What OS would you use and why?

Should I upgrade my VM to Windows10 or not? Should I upgrade it to Win8.1? Or should I leave it at Win7?

Thanks in advance guys.Click to expand...

Stay at 7, because its more stable then windows 10.
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Microsoft never offered to upgrade Enterprise for free.
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Hi everyone while there seems to be lots of discussion around Win and its phoning-home abilities Windows - Shut down Windows telemetry with Win updating to Win7 Win10 Prevent Win8.1 Spy Disabler I ve found less info on solidly preventing Win and Win from downloading Win updates in the first place I ve just spent a bit of time tightening my system to prevent Win here are the steps I ve taken remove individual Windows Updates responsible for downloading Win delete the hidden folder where Win gets stored C WINDOWS BT re-configuring Windows Updates checking your system with GWX Control Panel Here are the steps in detail I started with the How-To Geek article How to Stop Windows Prevent Win8.1 Win7 updating to Win10 or from Downloading Windows Automatically which links to the software GWX Control Panel and AddictiveTips article What Is The WINDOWS BT Folder On My Hard Drive Win users need to locate and uninstall KB and KB Win users need to uninstall KB and KB Uninstall both updates and reboot Search for the folder WINDOWS BT located on your C drive and delete this hidden folder Open Windows Updates gt Change Settings and make sure Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them is selected With this option selected you can monitor your future updates to prevent the updates KB KB KB getting reinstalled see st screenshot Finally I then downloaded GWX Control Panel checked it with Virustotal and ran it Happily it came up with no Win whatsoever see nd screenshot Please note as I uninstalled KB some time ago I didn t have the WINDOWS BT folder I came across the How-to-Geek and AddictiveTips articles and decided I needed to do these extra steps This guide is really just a combined summary of the two articles so Thank You to both Thank You also to the Ultimate Outsider for creating GWX Control Panel Time will tell if these steps are enough Hope this is of use to you nbsp

A:Prevent Win8.1 Win7 updating to Win10


Here is alternative method for W8.1 only.

1. Clean install OS using Media Creation Tool
2. Select "Do NOT download\install Windows updates" option
3. When setting up newly installed Windows, disable "Automatic Windows Updates"
4. When perform very first Windows Updates, hide (right-click on KB) the following updates (NOTE: some KBs shown below are not related to W10 upgrade - search online for KB # to get infos & make list)

NOTE: In configuring Windows Updates you should choose "Download, but let me decide which to install..."