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Windows 7: Can't upgrade to Windows 10, despite all files being there

30 Jul 2015   #1
Ichinenjuu

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Can't upgrade to Windows 10, despite all files being there

So, I have a 2012 Dell Inspiron laptop that is running Windows 7 SP 1.

I wanted to try and upgrade it to Windows 10 so I could test it out (before doing so on my desktop, since this laptop is one I keep around for "experiments"). Problem is, despite the fact that the Windows 10 upgrade agent seems to have downloaded via Windows Update (the files are there in the GWX folder in System32), I cannot upgrade.

There's no icon in the taskbar, various "fixes" I've tried to get the icon to show up haven't shown up. Running the upgrade files with Command Prompt hasn't worked either.

So what's going on? I hadn't actually turned on the laptop since April until now. Did I wait too long to download the upgrade agent?


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30 Jul 2015   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello,

If you like, you could also use step 3 in the tutorial below to upgrade to Windows 10 from your activated Windows 7.

Windows 10 - Upgrade Installation - Windows 10 Forums
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30 Jul 2015   #3
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi
See if there's anything here that you haven't tried,
I want to get GWX.
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30 Jul 2015   #4
Ichinenjuu

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks guys. Unfortunately I see a lot of the success depends on this win10fix_full.zip script that was posted in dropbox.

However, the links don't work for me. It loads and loads until I get a Dropbox Error (500).

*sigh*
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30 Jul 2015   #5
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Give us some more history
What browser and Security are you using ?
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30 Jul 2015   #6
Ichinenjuu

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Using Chrome. AVG.

I did manage to get the Win10fix script from another source, tried the first method, no luck. Tried the second, it said it was "complete", but again, nothing yet. Hmm...
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30 Jul 2015   #7
otisdog

Windows 7 Home X64
 
 

Get the media creation tool. Choose the create media for another computer. Choose correct language, correct version and correct bit. Choose to create iso.
When you get the iso mount it within win 7 and run the setup file. Be sure you choose to upgrade, not the clean install. Let her rip. When it asks for a key look below and click skip.
Jim
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30 Jul 2015   #8
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

I hate to think avg would be blocking it but I don't put anything past avg
To upgrade one of the first steps is to uninstall your a-v not just turn it off or disable.
I believe that is listed in Brink's tutorial
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30 Jul 2015   #9
gregrocker

 

If problems persist let us see a screenshot of Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

You can also post at Windows 10 Forums and let us know if you get the help you need.
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