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Upgrading to Win10 from Win7; fails every time with 0xc1900101-0x30018

Q: Upgrading to Win10 from Win7; fails every time with 0xc1900101-0x30018

Hi All.

I am a Mac user, but bought a PC on craigslist, that had windows Windows 7 on it. I am trying to upgrade it to Windows 10 and it is failing every time. I have downloaded the update package and installed that way and it fails at 32% of total install, approx 12% of installing drivers and features. I have done quite a bit of reading on the subject so i have tried the following:

-removed all unnecessary hardware
-rolled back drivers
-update to newest drivers
-removed antivirus
-removed all aftermarket software
-attempted upgrade by installing via flash drive and by disc

there are probably others that i cannot recall in my frustration.

i have read about a video card causing issues. The mobo does not have onboard video and this machine has a GeForce 8600 GTS SLI, without the 2nd card installed.

not sure if it is worth buying a cheap card to install to see if that is the issue...
i am sure i will recall other specifics once we start some conversation here, but i would greatly appreciate your help. My intent is to donate this machine so i want to ensure it is working properly so i do not have to offer free tech advice in the future that i am not qualified to give.

Thanks in advance and Happy Holidays

Preferred Solution: Upgrading to Win10 from Win7; fails every time with 0xc1900101-0x30018

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Upgrading to Win10 from Win7; fails every time with 0xc1900101-0x30018

System File Checker indicates that there are some corrupt system files, but this is way above my head so i wouldn't know how to correct them.

i will post the log here when i can.

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Hello to all,

bought a new Sattelite Pro C850-1MX (PSCBZE 00M009GR) in december 2013. System is running almost unchanged to delivery state. Yet installed OpenOffice, Firefox and AdobeReader in most actual versions. And updated driver for AMD-GPU to latest version. No other changes done.

Now tried to upgrade to Windows 8.1 via Windows-App-Store. Download was done, upgrade run, reboot, installing changes, preparing devices --> reboot, rollback to 8.0 with error code 0xC1900101-0x30018.

Searched internet for solutions: Toshiba sais
- update all Toshiba-components via TOSHIBA Service Station --> done
- (Link: [http://www.toshiba.de/innovation/generic/windows8_1-upgrade-stepbystep/]): deinstall some components: esp. LAN/WLAN-driver.

Hmmm...if I do so I cannot access Windows App-Store to rerun the upgrade because i have no network-connection. Stupid...

- Why can?t I upgrade an almost unchanged system because of some driver-uncompatibilities where i didnt change anything from delivery state???

Please state any hint/solution. Thanks!

A:Satellite Pro C850-1M - upgrade to Win 8.1 fails - error 0xC1900101-0x30018

>Now tried to upgrade to Windows 8.1 via Windows-App-Store. Download was done, upgrade run, reboot, installing changes, preparing devices --> reboot, rollback to 8.0 with error code 0xC1900101-0x30018.

This error message appears because of some not compatible drivers and tools which are already preinstalled on Windows 8 system.

This issue has been reported many times here in the forum and was solved as reported by user harrie_1 at 12-Jan-2014
Look into this thread: http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=74631

Check what drivers has to be uninstalled in Appendix A
[How to Update from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1|http://support.toshiba.com/sscontent?contentId=4003162]

+What important is to remove the internet connection.+
+Only use to download 8.1 then disconnect (also Lan cable)+
+After starting Win 8.1 for the first time do not connect to the internet.+

+On another pc download first the drivers for 8.1 audio,realtek wlan and bluetooth and display driver.+
+Install and restart after this when de system is stable you can connect to internet and download the windows updates.+

PS: this thread should be closed to avoid misunderstandings and because other thread already exists

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In Dell Precision M6600 upgrading from Windows 10 to windows 10 Anniversity Edition fails with error

     0xc1900101 - 0x30018       The installation failed in the FIRST_BOOT phase with an error during SYSPREP operation.I tried the following:
1. Uninstalled all unused software and installed latest Dell BIOS version A15 and drivers from Dell Web site.2. In Device manager removed hidden devices.4. Installed upgrade from USB3 drive by selecting keep files and application. 5. Verified that     sfc /scannowdoes not find anything:    sfc /scannow    Beginning system scan.  This process will take some time.    Beginning verification phase of system scan.    Verification 100% complete.    Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violati    ons.6. Tried DISM    DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth    Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool    Version: 10.0.10586.0    Image Version: 10.0.10586.0    [==========================100.0%==========================]    No component store corruption detected.    The operation completed successfully.6. Tried from command prompt    bootrec /fixmbr    bootrec /fixbootwhich worked without errors.7. Tried    bcdboot d:\windows /vwhich re-creates recovery partition successfully8. Used Windows 10 Upgrade troubl... Read more

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Hi, how are you?  I am posting here because my error is 0xC1900101 0x30018 (see pic).  I get "stuck" on 40% overall and 23% of installing features and drivers.  I say "stuck" because the inner percentage circle breathes but nothing happens past those percentages.
I have an Asus laptop running Windows 7 Home 64-bit on a Samsung SSD.  I read other forums to turn off antivirus - so I permanently turned all of Norton off but no luck 

A:Windows 7 to 10 error 0xC1900101 0x30018

Here I have the exact same problem. Also an Asus Windows 7 -64bits
It stucks at same 40% 23%

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So here is whats going on. Windows 8.1 failed to install. It would download, install, restart, install some more, restart, and then when it got to the updating devices or whatever it was exactly, it would error with 0xC1900101 - 0x30018. I found threads that pointed the issue to being wireless card issues. I tried updating the drivers before install, no go. The only thing that worked was disabling the card in the BIOS (I actually just ripped the damn thing out, but it works the same). So finally got windows 8.1 installed. Went to put my wireless card back in, booted up, almost instant frowny face blue screen. So 8.1 broke my wireless capability all together. If anyone has any ideas or knows how to fix this I would appreciate it. Otherwise it looks like I will just have to wait for microsoft to fix their default drivers or whatever they did. FYI, i have a ASUS Dual-band PCE-N35 wireless card.

A:8.1 Failure to install. 0xC1900101 - 0x30018

What about contacting ASUS and see what they say. I don't see any specific Windows 8.1 driver but maybe they have a beta version you could try.

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Upgrading a Windows 8.1 installation and it stuck at getting devices ready at 2%. No BSOD. Has to be specific to 8.1 as I have already installed 10 on a clean partition with no issues on this machine. All drivers up to date. Did try removing Avast. No wireless devices attached. Not really bothered but an upgrade would save a few hours. Tried it twice and it sticks in the same place "Getting devices ready 2%" A reboot restores previous OS.
There is a lot written about this error applying to Windows 8 and wireless devices in laptops....this is a huge desktop machine.

A:Windows 10 Error code 0xc1900101-0x30018

I suppose when it ran the compatibility checker, it showed no problems?

There was a time when Bluetooth devices caused problems. If you have any, you might try disabling them in the Bios.

I have not done an install over 8.1. The one time I tried, it said it could not with Media Center installed, so I stopped.

No log files left after the failed attempt?

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Hey guys,

I've been having a problem with upgrading to Windows 10. I've tried using the tool both by running it on my PC and putting it on a USB. It gets through the first part of copying files and does the first reboot, then it starts back to the screen and the Installing Features and Drivers sits at 0% for a few seconds then resets and restores my old version with this error:

0xC1900101 - 0x30018 - The installation failed in the FIRST_BOOT phase with the error during SYSPREP operation.

When I originally looked this error up I read that it might be an encryption error so I decrypted both of my drives, ran the install again.. Same error. So now I am at a complete loss as to what to do so I can get myself upgraded.


Windows 8.1 Pro x64
Mobo: ASUS ROG Maximus VII Hero
PCU: Intel i7 4790k 4.00 GHz
GPU: ASUS ROG MARS760x2 (2 GTX 760 chips on one card)

Please let me know if you have any info or advice as to how I can fix or workaround this issue.



A:Windows 10 Upgrade Failure - 0xC1900101 - 0x30018

I am having exactly the same problem, I am installing from USB onto Windows 8.1 Pro, as the administrator (local) outside of the normal domain. It gives no warning of this error until it has been through most of the install, I have tried multiple times same issue occurs.

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I've tried to install the Win 8.1 Update via the Windows Store and got the 0xc1900101 - 0x30018 several times after the PC restarted at the ending of the update.

I know that several users solved this with disabling drivers, so I did some suggestions I've found.

1. Disabling AV (Kaspersky)

2. Disabling LAN Controllers

3. Uninstalling DAEMON Tools, TuneUp


--> DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth

--> sfc /scannow  

--> wsreset.exe

5. Trying to repair Windows Update itself via "WindowsUpdateDiagnostic.diagcab"

6. Disabling AIDA

7. Disabling all components from my ASUS motherboard

some other things I can't remember...

For your information, I don't want to install Windows 8.1 from scratch, as I have too many programs and I never had problems with installing an OS for this system (Win7, Win8).

Thanks for the help

2013-10-17 21:31:41:150 5840 25f4 Handler Deleting setup file '9600.16415.winblue_refresh.130928-2229_x64fre_client_Professionalwmc_gdr_de-de-IR1_CPWMCA_X64FRER_DE-DE_ESD.esd'
2013-10-17 21:31:41:150 5840 25f4 Handler : Installer completed. Process return code = 0x00000000, result = 0x00000000, callback pending = true
2013-10-17 21:31:41:157 5840 25f4 Handler :::::::::
2013-10-17 21:31:41:157 5840 25f4 Handler :: END :: Handler: Windows Setup Install
2013-10-17 21:31:41:157 5840 25f4 Handler :::::::::::::
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A:0xc1900101 - 0x30018 Error during update -> restore Win8

I fixed it with these things:

1. Uninstalling DAEMON Tools, TuneUp
2. via CMD (as admin) -> DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth
3. Disabling Intel LAN, Azalia Audio, USB 3.0 via BIOS

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Please help,
I have a a XPS 13, 9333 originally delivered with Ubuntu but I need to run Windows 10on it.
So far, and after many attempts, I've been totally unable to install Windows 10. I am subscribed to MSDN so i downloaded the Win 10 installer with a new registration key.
Trying to install Win 10 booting from USB stops midway (black screen for hours).

I was able to install windows 7. Then I tried to upgrade to Win 10 running setup from it.
1st phase (file copying) OK.
2nd phase (driver installation) halts at 25% (40% total) and reboots recovering windows 7 and showing Error 0xC1900101 0x30018 t failed in operation "FIRST_BOOT", ... SYSPREP at startup.
Windows 7 installation from which I start is a clean one, no AV, no apps, nohing.
Any idea anybody?


A:XPS 13 (9333) - Unable to upgrade to Windows 10 - Error 0xC1900101 0x30018

sspelta,Below is a link for driver installation on your laptop. There is a driver install order that must be followed.Drivers Install Order and Tutorialshttp://dell.to/2guAvnE

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Hello out there,

since seven days i try to update my system to WIN8.1. from the first try i get the errorcod 0xc1900101 - 0x30018.
I have already made a reinstallation of WIN8 and deinstalled everything exept the networkdriver. Allways get the same message. The installation seems to work fine till deviceconfiguration 64%. Then it restarts and sets back to WIN8.
My system is Satellite Pro C870 -1EJ
Need some help, or better an solution.



A:Satellite Pro C870 - Win8.1 update - Error 0xC1900101 - 0x30018

Just solved it myself,

and for anyone else with the same Problem.
It has been the Catalyst suite. Just deinstalled it and voila
It now works.

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I have a brand new XPS 13, 9343 model with i7 processor and 512GB SSD. I am still within the 14 day cooling off period, and I'm now seriously considering returning it. I have never experienced such a load of nonsense trying to install any other piece of software.
So far, and after many attempts, I've been totally unable to upgrade to Windows 10. The very first thing I did was install all available Windows updates for 8.1 (there were 79 of them), and immediately after that I began the Win10 install saga. Nothing else has been done to the laptop - no dodgy software or USB devices (other than the boot USB where necessary). It is in a clean state.
- After downloading through Windows Update, the installation procedure is INCREDIBLY slow (eg it takes 36 HOURS to reach 42% completion - and at this point it hits the error message). What on earth can it be doing??
- I also tried creating a bootable USB through the media creation tool. If I boot from this USB drive and perform a "clean" install, this works perfectly - it takes about 8 minutes in total (which emphasises how ridiculous the 36 hours is). However, because it is a clean install and not an "upgrade", I end up with a non-activated version of Windows 10 and I get prompted to pay £99.99, which I have no intention of doing. I paid for the laptop on the understanding it would get a FREE upgrade to Win10!
- I have also tried using the USB (but not booting from it) to perform the in-place upgrade -... Read more

A:XPS 13 (9343) - Unable to upgrade to Windows 10 - Error 0xC1900101 0x30018

Hi Everyone,
If you are experiencing the issue whereby your XPS 13 is not upgrading to Windows 10 and is getting stuck or taking several hours, PM me with your Service Tag.

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I have 4 PCs; I was able to upgrade 3, but the fourth one the desktop I couldn't upgrade it.
I followed all the workarounds and solution were offered I downloaded the Windows Creation Tool
and still cannot update.
If I upgrade through Windows Update then it stops at ( Check your PC before upgrading )
and if I run it through the Windows tool it doesn't run at all !!
What should I do?

A:Upgrading from win7 to win10

any hope to fix this issue

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Is it still possible to upgrade to Windows 10 for free ?

A:Upgrading Win7 to Win10 for free ?

hi the free period is over so no not that I know of

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I'm trying to beat the MSoft clock that runs out on 7/29 for the free upgrade to Win10. Wouldn't you know it, of all the hiccups I would get is the error saying "Can't update from Win 7 Server, or Enterprise to Win10. See Admin." Well, I AM THE ADMIN!! AAARRGGHH!! So, what's the quickest way to get around this conundrum? I DON'T have 7 days.


A:Upgrading From Win7 Entprise to Win10

Microsoft never offered to upgrade Enterprise for free.

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I would describe my Win7 system as 95% healthy, not 100%, but it runs more or less as I want it to.
But now I'm going to upgrade to Win10, while I still can for free, before the June 29 deadline..
In preparation for this, I just created a disk image of my Win7 system, just in case things go horribly wrong on the upgrade.
Is it advisable to go to the trouble to repair Win7 (at which point I could create a 2nd disk image for safekeeping), before upgrading to Win10?
Or will Win10 just install in pristine condition, even though Win7 ISN'T in pristine condition?

A:Should I repair Win7 before upgrading to Win10?

What exactly do you mean by "not 100%,"...?

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I'm trying to beat the MSoft clock that runs out on 7/29 for the free upgrade to Win10. Wouldn't you know it, of all the hiccups I would get is the error saying "Can't update from Win 7 Server, or Enterprise to Win10. See Admin." Well, I AM THE ADMIN!! AAARRGGHH!! So, what's the quickest way to get around this conundrum? I DON'T have 7 days.


A:Upgrading From Win7 Enterprise to Win10

Microsoft never offered to upgrade Enterprise for free.

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I'm thinking of upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 10, but I have a few questions regarding the process and result. Essentially, my questions revolve around if I should be expecting that all my settings, applications, and documents remain identical after the upgrade process? What sort of changes other then a change in the UI and other OS related ness should I be expecting?

Would I need to reinstall any of my applications? I have some older applications where I don't have the install (Adobe CS, older video games). These applications are located across different partitions (C is my main, D is for games, E is for other applications...).Do my application settings (Photoshop, games) get carried over after upgrading?What should i backup, and what will get replaced? I will be backing up My Documents, and fonts. Will my Windows 7 settings (desktop wallpaper, startup list, files in recycling bin...) get carried over to Windows 10?I currently have 30GB free on my main partition. This partition has Windows and my most used applications. Will upgrading to Windows 10 replace the files inside my Windows 7 folder? Will the Windows 7 folder automatically get deleted? Will Windows 10 create a backup copy of my Windows 7 folder so I can revert if needed? If so, will it be using the space in my main partition?What is the application compatibility for Windows 10 like? I think the oldest applications I have are from about 2008-ish. Will that be fine?

A:Questions About Upgrading: Win7 -> Win10

1) Maybe.
2) Mostly.
3) Probably.
4.) If you install 10 as an upgrade, a windows.old directory will be created, allowing you to revert to 7. That is only good for 30 days, though.
5) Varies.

Two recommendations:

1) Don't upgrade to Windows 10 if you have critical applications for which you lack installation media.
2) If you upgrade anyway, image your Windows 7 installation first. (I haven't used it personally, but Macrium Reflect Free is popular.) That will save you a lot of trouble if the upgrade goes wrong. Especially if you have no means of clean installing 7.

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Similar to what others in the forum are experiencing, I almost always have problem with network when signing on.  When running the mw troubleshooter, error reads: "One or more network protocols are missing on this computer" Have to repeat
shutting off/on and running similar troubleshooter until i get thru.  This is really irritating, thinking or reverting to MS7 but i do not want to back pedal.  My laptop is gateway.  Please tell me how to tackle this.  thanks

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HelloI've just bought a out the box HP ProBook 440 G3.  I immediately upgraded with the disc provided to Windows 10.  I have blurry text on, not so much applications, but on things like Computer Management.  I've updated all drivers, played around with Cleartext type, etc.  no avail. Anyone have a solution for this? Thanks 

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so last year I foolishly upgraded my windows 7 with the free windows 10 upgrade after doing that I didn't notice that my beats audio driver & software interface were gone, today I wanted to adjust my audio settings, but my BA isn't there, is there a link here on HP site where I can re DL the software & driver?I've looked around & come up blank

A:beats audio gone after upgrading from win7 to win10

Hi, Pleae try to download and install      http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp63501-64000/sp63555.exe Regards. 

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I have a Win-7 Pro laptop. I have a duplicate of the system drive for backup purposes.
If I were to accept the update to Win 10, would I be able to use Win-7 (restored from the duplicate drive), or would the fact of updating the OS mark my existing Win-7 license invalid (somewhere inside MS' servers), and the system will start barking some time soon that it is not "genuine", etc.?

(Sorry, if this topic exists buried somewhere: I tried to search for it but couldn't find.)

A:Will upgrading to Win10 deactivate Win7 license?

And about 10 minutes after posting this question, I finally found the thread that answers my question:
7 to 10, back to 7, eventually to 10.

Unfortunately, in this forum, it is impossible do delete your own thread.

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I am trying to solve my upgrading issue without buying Windows 10 Home, but have not succeeded in finding the solution yet. Anyone with experiences or good ideas?

A:Upgrading from win7 Enterprise to Win10 Home


This thread is from June last year but I should think the position remains the same.


Some Windows editions are not eligible for the free Windows 10 upgrade. These include Windows RT/RT 8.1, Windows 7 Enterprise and Windows 8/8.1 Enterprise. The Enterprise editions are geared toward large organizations, which typically have their own licensing agreements with Microsoft.

Which edition of Windows 10 will you get for free? - CNET

Looks like you may be out of luck.

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I had WIN 7 on my desktop computer did the upgrade to WIN10 free. Everything was working fine then one day I turned on the computer and received a boot disk error. I went into BIOS and tried booting from there and it worked the first time. A couple weeks later we had a storm and I think my computer was on during it. I tried powering on the CPU the next day and it gave me the boot disk error again. I went into the BIOS and tried booting from there and it didn't work came back to the boot disk error. I tried all options in the BIOS to boot CPU from and nothing works. I went online to see if there was a boot disk for WIN10. On Microsoft's web site they had a medicreationtool you can download a copy of WIN10. I tried doing this and downloaded it more then once since the first time wouldn't open the download. I finally have it saved to a flash drive and nothing else is on the flash drive. I tried to reboot from the flash drive and receive the bootdisk error on one option and the UEFI flash drive gives me a DISK I/O error. I have a friend that will be coming down around the 31st who built it for me to look at it. I wanted to see if someone here could help me get my computer back up and running. Thank you very much.

Very RespectfullyAndy

A:Win 10 boot disk error after upgrading from Win7 to Win10

First question. What exactly is on the flash drive? Is it just the ISO file itself (one file), or is it the extracted contents of the ISO file (a Windows setup folder structure, with a setup.exe file in the root folder)?

Second, is the flash drive formatted as FAT32?

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I have upgraded to windows 10 and found that the system keeps showing "blue screen" every hour.
I had upgraded all drivers and no help.

Please help.


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I Purchased my computer before Win7 came out and recieved a free upgrade to win7 with my purchase. I have been trying to do that update and have been unsuccesful.

When I run Win7 Upgrade advisor the only item that comes up bad is:


This File is part of Sony "First Expierence", I have no idea how to get rid of it.

Both times I have tried to install Win7 It gets all the way through the OS install and is working on the last part labeled "installing software and drivers". At this point I have had to leave and am not able to see what happens when it finishes/errors. Both times i have returned and the computer is back on my Vista desktop with a message saying the Install Failed.
Both times it has messed up all my Vista drivers and caused lots of errors in vista while trying to use it after failing install.

I have just finished a Reformat and updated all my software. The only thing I can't get rid of in the Upgrade Advisor is the OOBEFcdRegistration file. Anyone have any ideas as to what is causing my problem? What should I do before trying to run my Win7 Upgrade again?

Please Help spent all day today reformatting to get my drivers all back in order. Dont want to go through all that hassle again :(.

Please Help, Thanks All!

A:Upgrading Vista to Win7 Fails, Please Help :(

I would suggest booting from the upgrade DVD and installing Win7 using the "Custom" option (rather than the "Upgrade" option). That will install Win7 without bothering with your Vista files - and is much more likely to be successful.

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I haven't installed Win 10 since it was introduced and from reading and hearing from others who have done it, it seems that there are still some issues that people are facing with this new OS, and I currently only want to install Win 10 so my laptop gets registered at Microsoft.

I am wondering whether it is possible to install Win 10 along with the existing Win 7 on my laptop, can Win 10 be for first time installed without removing the existing one? I have already seen your tutorial on dual installation, but my concern is will the license be registered?

I searched both Google and at your site but didn't found the answer I was looking for, I apologize if It has already been answered.

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

Hi.... Welcome to Ten Forum .... What you're asking can't be done without first upgrading to 10. What I would do if I were you I would get a usb external hard drive. I would copy and paste everything you need from your laptop onto the external hard drive, once that is done I would do a Factory Restore of your laptop back to the way it was when you first got it. Afterwards, I would re load all the software and data back again onto the laptop, get all the windows updates. And remove all the garbages that the manufacturer put on your laptop that you don't need . So afterwards you have your self a CLEAN system . Once everything is loaded back again, I would download Macrium Reflect free version ( link below for it ) ... And make a full back up image of your laptop ( The whole drive must be selected ) Once that is done I would upgrade to windows 10. Once its been upgraded check to be sure its activated. Once windows 10 is activated you can either stay with windows 10 or go back to Windows 7. If you go back to 7 you can always go back to 10 whenever you want now, as long as the life of the laptop lives. Personally, I would stay with 10 and afterwards I would reformat the hard drive and do a clean installation of windows 10 . If you decide to do a clean install just make sure you still have your data stuff from your external usb hard drive intact to reload . Remember you can always go back to 7 with the back up image. I would even try to load the backup image un... Read more

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This update failure has occurred 5 times in the past three days on 32 bit system. My Win 8 update was purchased from MS in Nov. 2013 and installed then. During this recent update process I have updated Nividia card w/latest 32bit drivers and updated motherboard Intel chipset. This morning I ran SFC and found no integrity violations. DISM /restorehealth and /componentcleanup repaired and all OK. Still failed. Have read Barnacle's post and find 5 updates he mentions are missing. Need help getting them, if needed, and having problems doing so. Other guidance and suggestions appreciated.

A:Win 8.1 update fails repeatedly at 83% 0xC1900101-0x2000A

I suggest before running update:
Delete everything under: C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\DownloadDisable completely any anti virus softwareTask Manager -> Startup and disable everything in this tab.Win+X->Run and type: msconfig. On services tab, tick on: Hide all all Microsoft services then tap on Disable allPerform step 2 from this link: AUTOCHK Initiation Countdown Time - Change - Windows 7 Help Forums (the default in Windows 8 set to 1) then run: chkdsk C: /r <===== This may take a while to complete.Run Update.

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Windows 10 1511 will not update to 1607 by any method. Updates always complete to 100% then revert. Computer is a Dell Vostro 1720.

Background: The computer never appeared to update automatically, but there was never any error code. I tried to use the Windows 10 upgrade assistant. The upgrade would go through download and install to 100% but then restart back to version 1511 with no error message. Finally, I downloaded the 1607 iso, extracted it to my hard disk, and installed from there. Again the update went to 100% and then reverted back to 1511, but this time it gave the error message 0xC1900101 - 0x20017 "The installation failed in the SAFE_OS phase with an error during BOOT operation."

I have found several threads about this error, and it seems most likely that there is a driver conflict of some kind. I have looked at the setuperr.log from $WINDOWS.~BT/Sources/Panther/ directory but I do not see what is causing the error. Can anyone help with guidance on this?

setuperr.log text:

2016-09-21 19:53:52, Error CONX Windows::Compat::Appraiser::Utilities::SendRequest (1259): Failed to connect to the internet or send request: [12007].[gle=0x80072ee7]
2016-09-21 19:53:52, Error CONX Windows::Compat::Appraiser::Utilities::ResolveForwardLink (1319): Failed to send request using default proxy[gle=0x80072ee7]
2016-09-21 19:54:32, Error CONX Windows::Compat::Appraiser::Utilities::SendRequest (1259): Failed to connect to the internet or send request: [12007].... Read more

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I receive a similar error again on our HP Pavilion Notebooks with AMD CPU when updating to Windows 10 Creator update as last time when updating to Windows 10. Our office has a few of the 17-G133cl notebook computers and all of them display the same error message: We couldn't install Windows 10 - 0xC1900101 - 0x20017 - The installation failed in the SAFE_OS phase with an error during BOOT operation. Which is similar to the error displayed during the initial Windows 10 update except that the error shown was 0x1900101 - 0x20000. Back then a BIOS update that became available that fixed the issue. We check for a new BIOS, but all notebooks have the latest BIOS already installed v. F.41 from 9/19/2016. All other systems including other none HP AMD computers upgraded just fine. Any ideas what could cause this issue with that type of system?

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I've done this about 10 times now, each time it fails. It installs the OS and it reboots itself a few times then it rolls back and boots back into Windows 7.

I did some investigation and it seems that it's getting a blue screen. So the last 2 attempts, I've checked the minidumps it saves.

First time, it was wdf01000.sys and ucx01000.sys.
Second time, it's wdf01000.sys, pacer.sys, and AgileVpn.sys.

Last driver is the highest in the stack.

I've tried removing all software that the ASUS DVD installed when I first set the machine up (It's an ASUS P8P67 Pro rev 3.1 motherboard). I have 16 gigs of ram that has been tested.

In Windows 7, I have no issues. No blue screens, no strange errors, no weird problems at all.

Need ideas and things to try.

A:Win7 x64 Ultimate Upgrade to Windows 8 Pro fails every time.

Uninstalled Avast, same result.

I was wrong about last driver in the stack, every time it's been the wdf01000.sys. I was reading it wrong.

This time, the minidump is showing wdf01000.sys and ucx01000.sys again.

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Hi guys, first post here after discovering this site via google trying to sort the problem.. seems to be a bloody good resource, going to bookmark it for future reference when I get going again (talking to you via the mirical of linux;) and thanks in advance.Anyway, I installed Macaffe and ran a scan, 7 files were found to be infected and were removed, another 5 could not and I was propted to reboot, win7 failed to boot. Startup repair could not fix the problem, and recovery conssole could not find any restore points(maybe my fault). I ran the first 64 scan and posted them below, any help greatly aprreciated.. my files are safe so it's not a big deal to do a vanilla install, but having said that I'd really love to be able to fix it without having to resort to that, and obviously in the process find out what went wrong.Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool Version: 15-03-2012 Ran by SYSTEM at 04-04-2012 21:30:42Running from G:\Windows 7 Home Premium (X64) OS Language: English(US) The current controlset is ControlSet001========================== Registry (Whitelisted) =============HKLM\...\Run: [FreeFallProtection] C:\Program Files (x86)\STMicroelectronics\AccelerometerP11\FF_Protection.exe [703088 2010-12-17] ()HKLM\...\Run: [SysTrayApp] C:\Program Files\IDT\WDM\sttray64.exe [525312 2011-03-21] (IDT, Inc.)HKLM\...\Run: [] [x]HKLM\...\Run: [Command Center Controllers] "C: ... Read more

A:Win7 fails to boot after running Macaffe for first time

HiPlease do the following:Open notepad (Start =>All Programs => Accessories => Notepad). Please copy the entire contents of the code box below. (To do this highlight the contents of the box, right click on it and select copy. Right-click in the open notepad and select Paste). Save it on the flashdrive as fixlist.txt start
HKLM\...\Run: [] [x]
HKU\alien\...\Run: [] [x]
HKU\UpdatusUser\...\Run: [] [x]
SubSystems: [Windows] ==> ZeroAccess
2012-04-02 12:22 - 2012-04-02 14:11 - 0000344 ____A C:\Windows\Tasks\At47.job
2012-04-02 12:22 - 2012-04-02 13:11 - 0000344 ____A C:\Windows\Tasks\At45.job
2012-04-02 12:22 - 2012-04-02 13:07 - 0000344 ____A C:\Windows\Tasks\At9.job
2012-04-02 12:22 - 2012-04-02 13:07 - 0000344 ____A C:\Windows\Tasks\At7.job
2012-04-02 12:22 - 2012-04-02 13:07 - 0000344 ____A C:\Windows\Tasks\At5.job
2012-04-02 12:22 - 2012-04-02 13:07 - 0000344 ____A C:\Windows\Tasks\At43.job
2012-04-02 12:22 - 2012-04-02 13:07 - 0000344 ____A C:\Windows\Tasks\At41.job
2012-04-02 12:22 - 2012-04-02 13:07 - 0000344 ____A C:\Windows\Tasks\At39.job
2012-04-02 12:22 - 2012-04-02 13:04 - 0000112 ____A C:\Users\All Users\8U4Lu8QMU.dat
2012-04-02 12:22 - 2012-04-02 13:04 - 0000112 ____A C:\ProgramData\8U4Lu8QMU.dat
2012-04-02 14:11 - 2... Read more

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This x64 system was upgraded from Windows 7 Ultimate in August 2015. All the patches and updates have been applied successfully. I have eliminated all but one error. I have been working on this for days. I would appreciate any help resolving this error:

2016-08-24 15:35:51, Error MOUPG CInstallUI::GetDefaultLanguage(1715): Result = 0x80070002[gle=0x00000002]
2016-08-24 15:43:43, Error MOUPG CSetupManager::GetDUSetupResults(5249): Result = 0x80070490

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Upgraded WIN7 to WIN10:will a Reformat return WIN7 or WIN10?

I am still not sure if i like WIN10.

A:Upgraded WIN7 to WIN10:will a Reformat return WIN7 or WIN10?

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Hey all.

I reserved my copy of W10 a long time ago, and I just got back from vacation, so I thought I would just go ahead and install using the Media Creation tool.

After running the tool and downloading it, it installed fine and proceeded to reboot. I think it would be useful to mention that I dual boot Ubuntu and W7. I googled if this would be a problem, but noone said it would be.

After booting back in to W7, I was greeted with the W7 startup message and the login screen. I logged in, and was presented with this message:

0xC1900101 - 0x20017
The installation failed in the SAFE_OS phase with an error during BOOT operation.

After some extensive googling, I figured out that for most people the cause of this is driver issues. However, for everyone that I saw, the drivers that were causing the problem were storage drivers (often Roxio drivers) under the Storage Volumes category in Device Manager. However, the only things in that category are Generic Volumes:


Also, there are other things hidden in the Device Manager, but they are all network adapters:


Now, I'm not sure where all of these network adapters came from, nor am I sure whether I need them or not. But, even if they were the cause of the problem, I can't delete them; clicking on them and uninstalling them does nothing.

I've repeated the install process maybe 6 or 7 times now. On the last one I did, I just created... Read more

A:0xC1900101 - 0x20017 happens every time I install.

Ever find a solution?

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My disk contains 5 partitions:
part1 = ntfs-win10 free upgrade of win home premium (primary)
Part2 = ntfs-win7 home premium (primary)
Part3 = ext3-Extended (logical)
Part4 = ext3-LM rafaela (extended)
Part5 = swap (extended)
This setup worked good.

Part2 win7 got buggered, and reinstalled (nvidia chip-set melt down during win7 boot). The MB was replaced.

I can no longer get to win10 boot Part1. Booting to Part1 or Part2 results to booting the newly installed win7. Rafaela boot did not change: still working.

How can I reclaim my win10 boot? I can't upgrade for free anymore so I'm hoping there's a way to work with what's there.


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Just installed Win 10.

Now Eudora 7 fails immediately with error message
The directory specified in the command line
doesn't exist or is not writable.
I have no idea what this means or where to begin with this.

This despite Win 10 crowing upon completion of installation that "all your files are exactly where you left them."

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My pc specs * asus z97-p motherboard * intel i7 4790 cpu * bequiet 630w psu * 8gig corsair vengeance ram * samsung 850evo 250gig ssd (win 7pro 64bit drive) * sandisk ultra II ssd 128gig ssd (win 10 drive) * 2x crucial 500gig bx100 ssd (data drives)

i recently rebuilt this into a new case and it had been working fine. Mainly using the win 7 os but more recently using the win 10 os more and more. The way it has been working is that win7 is the default boot and I have to hit the delete key on startup to select win10 to boot from.

today I was on win 10 but needed to reboot to 7. Upon doing so I hit this message:

Secure Boot Violation The system found unauthorized changes on the firmware, operating system or UEFI drivers.

It then gave me the option to boot to win10 as it is the next boot option on the list. Win 10 is now giving me the blue screen "memory management error" although I have been able to get into win10 after some more rebooting.

I ran SFC scanner and it told me that there were some problems that it cannot fix.

Everything is unplugged apart from mouse, keyboard hdmi to screen and ethernet cable. Unplugging the win10 drive from the mobo and switching the win7 drive to another port has not helped.

Has my ssd failed? has win 10 done an update that has caused this problem? It did update today, in fact the first error message I got was after win10 shut down, and when I booted into it again it installed some updates before launching.
thanks for any help!

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my laptop comes with genuine 8.1,somehow i upgraded it to win 10,now i want it to upgrade it to latest anniversary version but win updater says;contact your system administrator to upgrde windows server or enterprise editions.what do i do now?

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So here in Los Angeles, it's August 3 and my PC still hasn't updated to Win10. I reserved my copy, clicked the "Notify Me When Ready" button about 20 times... nothing. Anyone else getting this issue, and does anyone know how to fix it?

A:Anyone else not upgrading to Win10?

MS is sending upgrade notices in several waves apparently depending on things like driver availability and whether or not you participated in the Beta. I got tired of waiting and seeing all those "Windows 10 update failed" messages in Windows Update (I think these might indicate that Windows Update was downloading the install file bits at a time) so I manually downloaded and installed the upgrade.


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I have Win 10 Home edition and would like to replace it with Pro and have all my installed apps under Pro. Can I do this and how?

Thank you very much.

A:Upgrading to Win10 Pro

Upgrade Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Pro - Windows 10 Forums

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I have Win 10 Home edition and would like to replace it with Pro and have all my installed apps under Pro. Can I do this and how?

Thank you very much.

A:Upgrading to Win10 Pro

Upgrade Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Pro - Windows 10 Forums

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I've bought a few refurbished laptops (Newegg has excellent buys), and have upgraded them from Win7 to Win10. My question is: I have already gone through the upgrade process by installing MANY - hundreds in one case - Win7 updates and then the Win10 upgrade. Can I just install the Win10 upgrade directly without going through this charade and if so, how.

A:upgrading to Win10

you are supposed to be able to upgrade with a clean install and enter the W7 Key , according to the new media tool
However, i would probably want to make sure w7 is fully updated before installing W10
maybe make a recovery dvd on one of the pcs - so you can restore the PC back to factory settings and try

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Everything works fine on my Win8.1 laptop with Classic Shell installed, with everything as I want it.

When I eventually update to Win10 will the layout I currently have change in any way, including Classic Shell layout and settings?

Will I be able to start Firefox with the last saved session (I should be able to as I use the 'session manager' plugin)?


A:When upgrading to Win10, will I lose the layout I have?

That is a definite maybe!

In most cases everything should be the same except for software that is not compatible with Windows 10 or pirated software which Windows 10 will delete.

The best way to upgrade to Windows 10 is to create an image backup of your existing setup to an external hard drive using a program like Macrium Reflect Free. Then if anything goes wrong you can restore back to where you started in 20 minutes or so.

I'd recommend uninstalling Classic Shell before the upgrade then reinstall the latest version after the upgrade completes.

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The topic title should already make it clear what I want to ask, but I will ask none the less.

Today I used Internet Explorer and immediately I got a pop-up that advised me to download the file GetWindows10-MSN.exe so that I could upgrade to Windows 10. Now because I have the Homepage of IE set to the official Microsoft website ( Address below. ) I thought it to be save to download that file, and it was. ( 360 TSE - MBAM and Virustotal gave no warning what so ever. )

My IE Homepage: Microsoft ? Official Home Page

Now of course I have not installed it because I know very little about Windows 10 at the moment. So one of my questions is ... is it worth upgrading from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10. ( Yeah I know it looks like a obvious choice does it, but still. )

An other question is ... if I decide to upgrade to Windows 10 will I keep everything I have on my Desktop, or would I loose everything on both my SSD ( On which I have Windows 8.1. ) and my HDD. Yeah I know DVD are cheap, but if I where to loose everything then I will first need to buy a big pack next week.

A:Is it worth upgrading to Win10 from Win8.1?

You have about 30 days to switch back if you don't like it, which is a good thing.

Firstly - You may lose your data due to unforeseen errors. It's a rare occurrence, but you don't want to be a statistic.

Secondly - In a lighter vein, Windows 10 is the biggest Junkware in the world. Be careful when you try to remove Potentially Unwanted Programs, Windows 10 doesn't get removed.

Thirdly - Are you aware that Microsoft wants Windows 10 to aggressively collect as much data about you as possible? This is no different from what Google and others do, obviously, but the exploits and their data collection policies are alarming. If you're privacy conscious, you may want to tweak a few settings during the installation. If you're paranoid about a company's data collection policies - Use a Guide to reduce privacy risk.

It also depends on what kind of computer you have, really. Is it a touchscreen? Are most of your important software Windows 10 compatible?

Everyone on here can give you great advice - better than mine, frankly. They'll list all the pros and cons more accurately, but it really depends on how you feel about using it. Are you comfortable with it? Do you like the smoothness and the interface and the settings? You have to decide it yourself within a month. Nobody can decide better than you yourself, no matter what we say, really.

Like it or hate it, Windows 10 is a good product despite its many exploits, bugs, data policies and flaws.... Read more

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Hello Guys,

I upgraded to Win10 with massive random BSODs. Im like getting crazy, I updated all drivers manuelly, every little device driver I could found but with no luck. I had Win 7 for several years without a single BSOD but after the upgrade it happens on random. Im getting mad with this Win10. Hope you can help me outta this big mess.

BIG thank you.

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I've been hesitant to upgrade any of my PCs from 7 to 10, because it is not a clean install.
I want to be able to upgrade, but from a clean install, so that I have the ability to revert back to a windows 7 capture of my system if I find 10 to be unsavory.

Is there a way to register my hardware or obtain a windows 10 license key, via an upgrade without having to go through the process of having 10 installed on top of my 7 system?

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