Windows 10 upgrade problems and solutions

Windows 10 upgrade problems and solutions

Upgrade to Windows 10 after a clean installation of older versions of Windows


If you have made a clean install of Windows 7 or 8.1, and you want your computer to upgrade to windows 10, the first thing one needs to do is to activate Windows with a valid license from Microsoft. Capture1When Windows is activated, on task bar should appear upgrade icon of windows 10.Capture6

Through upgrade icon is not desirable to update Windows, rarely makes a successful upgrade. A better way is through windows update. If the installation of your windows 7 or 8.1 is new, you should not install any applications, especially anti-virus programs.

So if Windows is activated, you need to run Windows Update repeatedly until all of them are not installed.Capture2

When all of the updates are installed, there should appear on windows update option “get started” and click on it should start the download of Windows 10.upgrade-to-windows

If nothing appears on windows update you should download media creation tool that is easily found via Google and after its launch will start the upgrade of Windows.

Link for media creation tool: Capture3





Known issues with existing Windows 7 or 8.1


  1. Windows download takes forever
  2. Windows download is stuck
  3. After downloading windows problem with install because they can not found win boot


Known solutions


  1. It is necessary to go on the path C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download to delete cache files of windows update. In short terms you need to delete everything that is in that folder, then open CMD as an administrator and enter exe /updatenow and hit enter, then re-check for updates for windows.


  1. Instalation using media creation tool(If you have previously attempted through windows update get Windows 10 it is necessary to delete the two hidden files in the c drive $WINDOWS.~BT, $WINDOWS.~WS)
  2. Starting media creation tool and then choose option to download for other computer and thus create iso file upgrade and burn it to CD


  1. Follow these instructions



Log in as an administrator.

Press Windows+R, enter regedit and press enter to open the registry editor.

Locate the registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\OSUpgrade (if it’s missing, create it)

Create a new DWORD (32-bit) value, call it AllowOSUpgrade and set its value to 0x00000001.

Restart the control panel, browse to “Windows Update” and search for updates (if the button from step 6 is not already there).

Now, a button with Getting started should appear. Click on it and follow the instructions to install Windows 10.

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