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Windows 7: Upgrade to Windows 10 fail. Error 8004100E

06 Aug 2015   #1
NASH

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Upgrade to Windows 10 fail. Error 8004100E

I've been trying to upgrade to Windows 10 for a while now, but I keep getting the error code 8004100E. Windows update seems to think it is downloading fine, but when it restarts in order to configure the windows 10 update, it just boots windows 7 as normal.

I've tried deleting everything in the softwaredistribution downloads folder, but that doesn't seem to help.
I've also tried using the windows 10 media creation tool to download it and create an iso, but this also fails.

I've noticed that when windows update thinks that the upgrade has downloaded and ready to be installed that there is only about 450mb in the downloads folder of C:windows/softwaredistribution where I figure it should be closer to 3GB.

Thanks in advance for the help!


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06 Aug 2015   #2
Loki557

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Having the same issue myself
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06 Aug 2015   #3
Shimshom

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You can download the ISO direct from the link below on the MS support site. If clicking the links there direct doesn't work then right click it and save link as

Windows 10 Manual Upgrade & Installation - Microsoft Community
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07 Aug 2015   #4
NASH

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Just tried this and it still fails unfortunately. The iso downloaded fine but it didn't install.
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07 Aug 2015   #5
enbeen

Window 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I too got this problem
But the last try (this morning) i enabled all processes in msconfig (the ones i disabled long ago) and tried to upgrade through Media Creation Tool
This times, it worked!
U should give a try
I just finished upgrading over 30 mins ago!
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07 Aug 2015   #6
Loki557

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Thanks enbeen that worked for me as well
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08 Aug 2015   #7
NASH

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Yeah this also worked for me enbeen.
Thanks!
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08 Aug 2015   #8
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by enbeen View Post
I too got this problem
But the last try (this morning) i enabled all processes in msconfig (the ones i disabled long ago) and tried to upgrade through Media Creation Tool
This times, it worked!
U should give a try
I just finished upgrading over 30 mins ago!
Do you remember what processes? That would be good to know.
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09 Aug 2015   #9
enbeen

Window 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
Do you remember what processes? That would be good to know.
I don't, sorry
My friend did configuring for me 3 years ago
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04 Mar 2016   #10
bobijo

Was W7 Home Premium 64bit - now W10
 
 
W10 upgrade error 8004100e - solved!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by enbeen View Post
I too got this problem
But the last try (this morning) i enabled all processes in msconfig (the ones i disabled long ago) and tried to upgrade through Media Creation Tool
This times, it worked!
U should give a try
I just finished upgrading over 30 mins ago!
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THANK YOU ENBEEN
I am not brave enough to attempt the solutions suggested around the web, and from MS, which I do not completely understand. I would like to share a simple solution that was posted on this forum a long time ago, that several people - including myself - have used to successfully upgrade to Windows 10. (I tried everything I could understand for 2 days last December, then for 2 days this March - and finally decided to just try this simple 'enable-all' in msconfig processes tab - and it actually worked for me, too!)
"...enabled all processes in msconfig…”


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