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Clean Install of Windows 10 including Anniversary Update

Q: Clean Install of Windows 10 including Anniversary Update

I have a problem after installing the Anniversary Update of Windows 10. This post concerns the process which involves a clean re-install of Windows 10 by the method which includes downloading and running Microsoft's Media Creation Tool, choosing "Create Media for another PC". This downloads an ISO of Windows which, when put on a USB stick, can be used to boot the computer and clean-install Windows 10 (no license key required because Windows 10 was already running, although I have my license key.) I am told that this produces a "very clean" install which would clear any glitches in the previous install. Programs would need to be re-installed.

My question please: assuming that the Media Creation Tool will be downloaded after the Anniversary Update was installed, will it produce a Windows 10 + Anniversary Update version ?

Thanks for any help.

PS: I wasn't able to create a Macrium System Image which would include the Anniversary Upgrade because my problem occurred immediately after the Update. If you are interested in what that problem is, go to:

http://www.tenforums.com/installation-setup/58571-anniversary-update-search-not-working-properly.html

A: Clean Install of Windows 10 including Anniversary Update

I used the MCT tool this morning and i can assure you its the 14393 build. You will find some windows updates waiting at the end of it.

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I have an xps 8700 desktop.
Will windows find most of the drivers?
If I enter my service tag and go to drivers will all the drivers that I need be there?
(I had an old Dell with Windows XP. I did a clean install on it once. I think there was one device that was listed as unknown. I put in the dell driver disk and it install most of the missing drivers I needed, as I recall. But you no longer get disks with Dell computers.)
Is there a place to download a drivers disk?
If I open Macrium Reflex, it shows that there are 5 partitions. One is the c: drive, one is PBR Image, one is wintools (I think). What are the other 2? They must be Dell partitions as I never created any partitions.
I looked up the model number of my harddrive and it appears to be a standard hard drive. Somebody said that there could be a small SSD that is used to help the other drive boot faster. If there was such a drive, wouldn't I see if I opened Optimizer? Or in Macrium Reflect?
The model number of my harddrive is WD10EZEX

A:If I have to do a clean install to Windows 10 Anniversary update...

Macrium just finished the backup, so I just checked and there are 7 partions
1. ESP
2.DIAGS
3. None - unformatted 128/128 (must be a windows thing as my second drive that I added has this too)
4. Winretools
5. OS (C)
6. None- primary 334.2/450
7. PBR Image

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First of all, I'm coming from Windows 7. I'm one that was able to upgrade to Windows 10 for free.

Am I able to perform a clean install of Windows 10 using the same license I currently have on Windows 10? How would I obtain my current key, then? Is it s imply the Product ID listed under Control Panel>System ?

Can I download a copy of the installation media which already contains the AU update?

How would I install Windows 10 onto a M.2 drive? Is it as easy as picking the hard drive to install Windows on during setup?

A:How do I clean install Windows 10 Anniversary Update?

You could just use "reset my pc".

Alternatively, create bootable usb stick or dvd

Windows 10

Boot from it, choose custom install, delete all partitions on drive you want to use (backup data first of course), and skip key entry as not needed as you have already upgraded.

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My first impressions:

Pros:
Seems a bit faster overall - I did a complete system image backup in 00:02:09 (previously took 00:02:35)
OS install uses less space (at least for my installation)
Event viewer shows no new instances (I had two known issues before and they are still there)
Reapplied many of Brinks tutorial suggestions and most of them worked... except this one:

gpedit management notice is missing (second screen shot) so I can't say for sure if it will work (or not).

Cons:
Win10BGChanger1.2.1 still doesn't work (as expected)
Sound removed from notifications by default (not a con for me though)
Installed default audio playback to my headset - changed to speakers
All in all, working well so far (for me).

A:Anniversary Update - Clean Install - First Impressions

I like everything except the removal of being able to skip the lock screen on wake from resume

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My first impressions:

Pros:
Seems a bit faster overall - I did a complete system image backup in 00:02:09 (previously took 00:02:35)
OS install uses less space (at least for my installation)
Event viewer shows no new instances (I had two known issues before and they are still there)
Reapplied many of Brinks tutorial suggestions and most of them worked... except this one:

gpedit management notice is missing (second screen shot) so I can't say for sure if it will work (or not).

Cons:
Win10BGChanger1.2.1 still doesn't work (as expected)
Sound removed from notifications by default (not a con for me though)

All in all, working well so far (for me).

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Hi all,

Wondering if anyone else has experienced an icon display issue on their start menu with the 1607 update?

I have just clean installed (and fully updated) the 1607 Anniversary Update on 2 PC's and both are experiencing an identical issue with their start menu. The problem whilst seemingly minor is especially annoying given that I have performed the updates for some friends and it is a matter of pride to me that I hand over any such systems in a perfect state.

The Start Menu program list (A - Z list) as well as the "most used" and "recently added" lists contain icon tiles for the installed programs. On both systems around 25% of these tiles display a generic "blank page" image rather than the icon image associated with that program. That said the tile in question opens it's associated program and it's text label also displays correctly.......as I said earlier an annoying niggle!

By now you are all thinking ah its a icon cache failure just rebuild the icon cache!! I have of course rebuilt the icon cache following the instructions contained in option 2 of the tutorial here www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5645-icon-cache-rebuild-windows-10-a.html as well as deleting the C:\Users\<Username>\AppData\Local\IconCache.db file neither of which corrects the issue.

Additionally, I have manually, refreshed several of the icons (right click button tile > more > open file location) by changing and then reverting the .ico file through propert... Read more

A:Anniversary Update - Clean Install. Start menu anomaly

Hi, some ideas - you may have come across these already... fortunately this hasn't happened to me
(Yes, it says tiles, but appears to be talking about the icons)
Windows 10: How to fix blank tiles on Start Menu

Stardock products:
Windows 10 - Blank start menu icons - Super User

How does it look if you create a new user for test purposes?

P.S. I don't use Win 10's start menu - I use Classic Shell (free) to avoid all the issues and actually have a properly expressed start menu that I don't have to fight with. Eg. in Win 10's version of my Start Menu I see
Help
Help
Help
Help
...

- all shortcuts from individual subfolders for different programs, extracted and listed alphabetically. Some help that is.

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Hi all,

Wondering if anyone else has experienced an icon display issue on their start menu with the 1607 update?

I have just clean installed (and fully updated) the 1607 Anniversary Update on 2 PC's and both are experiencing an identical issue with their start menu. The problem whilst seemingly minor is especially annoying given that I have performed the updates for some friends and it is a matter of pride to me that I hand over any such systems in a perfect state.

The Start Menu program list (A - Z list) as well as the "most used" and "recently added" lists contain icon tiles for the installed programs. On both systems around 25% of these tiles display a generic "blank page" image rather than the icon image associated with that program. That said the tile in question opens it's associated program and it's text label also displays correctly.......as I said earlier an annoying niggle!

By now you are all thinking ah its a icon cache failure just rebuild the icon cache!! I have of course rebuilt the icon cache following the instructions contained in option 2 of the tutorial here www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5645-icon-cache-rebuild-windows-10-a.html as well as deleting the C:\Users\<Username>\AppData\Local\IconCache.db file neither of which corrects the issue.

Additionally, I have manually, refreshed several of the icons (right click button tile > more > open file location) by changing and then reverting the .ico file through propert... Read more

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I have an existing Windows 10 Pro installation. My partitions are:
system reserved: 500 mb
C: boot, page file, primary partition
E: logical drive
F: logical drive
I would like to do a clean install with WIN 10 Anniversary Update (1607), and convert my disk from BIOS to UEFI.
What modifications would i need to do to GPTgen while upgrading and maintaining my programs and data?

Thanks

A:clean install with anniversary update & disk conversion BIOS to UEFI

Modifications....none.

Windows 10 already utilizes GPT partitioning....on a clean install. The only thing you would need to do is change your BIOS firmware from Legacy BIOS to UEFI BIOS. You will need to confirm that in your BIOS. Or to check with in windows.....in the search bar of cortana, type system information and when the window pops up, scroll down to BIOS mode......here's mine.

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Hiya....Has the Media Creation tool been updated to this version so I can do a clean install...there is no way of telling? TIA

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I'll try to keep it short.
I did a clean install of Windows 10 anniversary on a new SSD 240 GB and all the drive detached.
I did it 3 time and now it's 10 days I'm working on it to have an working OS.
The actual problems are:
1) keep freezing both file explorer and Chrome (same with Edge)
2) No crash or BSoD.
3) I "only" have to wait... from 10 second to 1 minute to have the things done.
E.g. menu start: all completely blank and stuck
click on Control panel icon and wait 30 second to have it open
open Chrome and nothing happen (if I click newly after "X" seconds 2 Chrome pages appear)
Taskbar frozen in both monitors
Thumbnail of the taskbar for open app or folder empty and then frozen the bar.
Unresponsive folder
All these problems have a lasting from a few seconds up to a minute.
I've installed by Mediatool X64 via USB with Win 10 Anniversary with no problem at all.
Then I moved using Windows itself the folders Documents, Music, Download, Movie and pictures each one in a partition leaving the folder User including AppData in C:
I also moved to a dedicated partition (my scratch partition) pagefile sys, indexing windows.edb, INetCache, chrome history and I deleted Hiberfile.sys as always.
Every time I changed something, I restart and test all: no problem at all excluding continuous blocks (unresponsive and frozen).
Then I installed Office 2016 and Adobe CC 2015, Calibre, 7Zip, Chrome, Macrium and I did my first full recovery... Read more

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Hi,

After updating to Windows 10 Anniversary, my PC got this issue: every programs including Start Menu, Taskbar, Windows Explorer, etc freeze after I log in. I couldn't even log off, turn on task manager using Ctrl+Alt+Del or Ctrl+Shift+ESC. I searched and tried many methods but non has worked unless I roll back to previous build. Then I decided to format the drive and try a clean install to fix the issue.

The clean installation ran smoothly, however after that it always shows the BSOD error with ks.sys message whenever I log in. I haven't install any software or driver yet, except the Nvidia display driver I installed in safe mode.

Felling hopeless now. Please help guys.

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We couldn't install Windows 10
0xC1900101 - 0x40017
We've set you PC back to where it was right before you started installing Windows 10
The installation failed in the SECOND_BOOT phase with an error during BOOT operation
What was tried: Connected straight to ethernet, Turned off wireless and Defender A/V, Removing the D/L files, D/L fresh from ISO file, launched install file, went through approx 50% and PC rebooted - nor stuck on black screen with swirling dots for OVER 4 hours with a brief HD access every couple of seconds.
Rebooted again -- still swirling dots on black screen. Tried again, same results.
Rebooted with F8 to get original Win 10 back.
Turned on "metered connection" option for WLAN to stop this update from happening. But now I cannot get and security updates for this machine.
Please suspend this D/L until fixed. Cannot afford to have no protection!

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I am downloading the update manually. Have others had the same issue with windows update not showing the update?

I'm not sure my WU is working because of this.

A:Windows Update does not download and install the anniversary update.

Originally Posted by Alicia J


I am downloading the update manually. Have others had the same issue with windows update not showing the update?

I'm not sure my WU is working because of this.



Have you tried this - https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/...setting_client

Recommended today by another forum member - may just work

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When trying to do the update I am told that my version is 10586 and that I need to be at 14393. I tell it to go ahead and do the update and it gets to 2% and then it tells me something went wrong and gives me error code 0x80070005.

A:Windows 10 anniversary update won't install

I know this is odd, but I saw this on another site and it has worked for me on 2 computers so far. Click on the anniversary update, let it check your system and then let it download the update. As soon as it starts to update, disconnect the wireless or LAN. It was able to update after this. Once it got past this section, I connected to the wireless again. About to do this with my 3rd computer. None were able to update before.

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Product Name: HP Envy 15-j122txPre-installed OS: Windows 8.1 New clean OS installation : Windows 10 pro  I have bought Samsung 850 pro 1 TB SSd  for my hp envy notebook.I am going to replace an old 1TB HHD by a new 1TB SSD Samsung 850 EVO on my HP Envy Touchsmart 15 j122TX. how to installing the SSD on my HP plus clean installation of Windows 10 pro, setting up the OS to ensure a smooth performance? Please give me step by step instructions as I am un-experienced. Thank you for your support.  MY notebook has 24 msata SSD install can I use msata with my new SSD after the clean installation of Windows 10 pro?    

A:install windows 10 anniversary update on SSD

Here is the Service Manual: Manual Pages 41-47 show removal of the service bay door and replacement of the hard drive. Just install the SSD in place of the hard drive. You can remove the mSSD drive. It is not useful with a main SSD drive. It was designed only to speed up a regular mechanical drive.  Do you have a Windows 10 installation disk? You can download an image file and create a Windows 10 DVD or thumb drive installation media from the Media Creation Tool Microsoft webpage.  Post back so I can see if you are with us here. We can take this a bit at a time rather than my writing War and Peace and you not understanding something. 

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program installs but system won't reboot

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Hello all,

Need some help... I had Windows 7 Ultimate on my pc then, I got the free copy of Windows 10 per Microsoft.
My system now is Windows 10 Pro version 1511 OS build (10586.633)
The anniversary update fails every time..... things that I have tried:
completely pause (stop) Norton Anti-virus
completely pause (stop) Malwarebytes
Clean boot

I build this pc about 5 yrs ago, never had a problem; here are the specs:

Intel i7 CPU 930 @ 3.0 ghz
12gb DDR3
Windows 64 bit
256 gb SSD drive for OS
2 tb drive for data

Any help will be appreciated;

Thanks

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I've having trouble installing the Windows 10 Anniversary Update.

The installation of the update seems to get to about 70% complete, then I get a BSOD saying "kernel security check failure".

Then the update system automatically rolls back my Windows installation to the pre-Anniversary Update version.

Not sure which driver is causing the problem. Hopefully, the attached logs will help to narrow down the problem.

Thanks for any help.

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JOHN_COMPUTER-07_08_2016_191929_84.zipI'm having trouble installing the Windows 10 Anniversary Update.

The installation of the update seems to get to about 75% complete, then I get a BSOD.

Then the update system automatically rolls back my Windows installation to the pre-Anniversary Update version.

Not sure what is causing the problem.

Using dm_log_collector produces an empty zip file which is attached.

Thanks for any help.

If any other files needed please state and will attach.

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Windows 10 Anniversary Update Might Hide Partitions After Install

One of the issues experienced by users after installing the Windows 10 Anniversary Update concerns partitions, as many of those who upgraded their computers reported that a number of partitions disappeared from File Explorer.

Furthermore, all partitions show up as RAW in Disk Management, which makes most people believe that all their data has been removed and nothing can be recovered.

Microsoft, however, claims that this is just a bug discovered in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update install system, and while no files are lost, it?s critical for users not to try to recover anything with third-party apps because this could lead to completely breaking down the partitions and removal of data.

?Microsoft is aware of this issue and is working on a solution to be released through Windows Update. Any data you have stored on the affected partition is still there. We recommend that you not try to recover or otherwise write data to the affected partition, nor should you format the partition,? the company says.




You can also downgrade in the meantime
Microsoft?s Sharath Srinivasa goes on to explain that a patch will be released to users when it?s available and states that users who do not want to wait for it can always downgrade to their previous Windows version. Partitions should be then just as you created them, with all files once again accessible.

For the moments, there?s still no timing on wh... Read more

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I have windows 10 installed on Lumia 1020 with no problems very happy with it just wanted to know if anniversary update could be installed thank you.

A:can windows 10 anniversary update install on lumia 1020

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question I have windows 10 installed on Lumia 1020 with no problems very happy with it just wanted to know if anniversary update could be installed thank you. It can: [Guide] Installing Redstone on Unsupported devices (X2X Series)
Your phone already got Windows 10 last Threshold, so it could do that in the shortest way (see forum: )
" Windows 10 Mobile 1) Any Nokia Lumia X2X Series (with and without SD card) running the below OS versions 10586.10710586.545
Users who're on these versions can get Redstone in a much simpler way. You can stop here. 2) Files needed a) InteropTools v 1.8 - Here b) DHTUpgrade Advisor - Here 3) Go to developer options and enable developer mode. After that, a) Copy the appx files from "Dependencies" and "InteropTools_Beta_1.8_0.0.160.0_arm.appxbundle" to your phone and install them. b) Now open InteropTools (beta) >> goto "INTEROP UNLOCK" section >> toggle on the Restore NDTKSvc. 4) Now similarly install the files from "DHTUpgrade Advisor" and "Dependecies" via file explorer. a) After installing, Open DHTUpgrade Advisor, select backup and then choose "Allow Update 512MB devices" or "Allow Update" b) Crosscheck if your device info details are changed or not in the "About" tab. If not, reboot your phone. 4) Go to windows update and check for updates. a) If the update isn't offered, then install &q... Read more

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Hi,
I have a Packard Bell OneTwo S3221. It came factory installed with W7.

I upgraded to W10 last year after difficulty - upgrading to W10 via Windows update would not work, kept installing to a certain percentage then would reboot to a blank screen and freeze indefinitely, I needed to power off then on restart it would roll back to W7. This happened repeatedly despite trying all sorts - clean boots, uninstalling antivirus and updating drivers, etc.

I finally installed W10 using Media creation tool. Everything ran fine. But when the big update came in Novmember 2015 that failed to, in the same way as above, however all other monthly windows updates install fine.

Windows update never tried to push the Nov 2015 update on me again - I'm still on build 10240 now.

I was prompted to install the anniversary update by Windows update last week but that also failed in the same way as above. Download ok and begins installing fine, then at some point after 50% complete I get the blank screen indefinitely and have to power off, then it reverts back to W10 build 10240.

Having checked Packard Bell website my model is not supported by Packard Bell for W10, and they are not providing any drivers for it. This may explain the problems.

Can anyone suggest how to find out what the problem is and if there is a solution? I've tried looking in Update history for error codes, but there is none, it doesn't even show an attempt to install the anniversary update. Like i said every other ... Read more

A:Can't install Windows 10 Anniversary update, stuck on build 10240

Hi, simplest answer is avoid windows update and create the appropriate bootable medium or iso and use it as you did before.
As you know plenty of people have this sort of problem.

Note that the upgrade can introduce new issues for some (search the net), and some are delaying because of that. Older machines like yours could well exhibit such problems. So before you make this change, I recommend you create a disk image of your existing setup - a procedure you should do routinely anyway- to give another way of restoring your system.
E.g. Macrium Reflect (free) + its boot medium + external storage for images.

It's best to have a physical bootable medium as it covers all of:
a. if you need to repeat the installation
b. as a bootable medium for recovery options
c. in case you need to do an in-place upgrade repair install

without taking up disk space.

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I have tried multiple times times to install the Windows 10 Pro, Anniversary Update to my desktop computer, a Dell Inspiron 560. Every time, the result has been a computer that will not start-up, ie. Windows does not appear to load/run. I have tried the WURepair tool and tried to repair the System Registry HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE>SOFTWARE>Microsoft>Windows NT>ProfileList, all to no avail. I have had to restore my system with an previous Image to get it operational again. Has anybody else had this problem and been able to come up with an answer?

A:Trouble trying to install Windows 10 Anniversary Update, version 1607

Hello JRAllen72653 Welcome to the Ten Forums!

One advice I can provide here would be to try a different method for either update by upgrade or planned clean install which doesn't seem to be what you have been looking for. When the Redstone 1 update didn't even arrive here for 3 separate desktops as well as a recently new laptop where 10 came already on not seeing the update still lead to fail of the MC Tool to see the immediate online upgrade take place or create the usb media needed.

Twin solutions were then sought! The first in order to see all machines updated was to download the "windows.iso" by way of the MC Tool which equals both the 32bit and 64bit flavors for both the Home and Pro editions. We call that a "4 in 1" type of download that covers everyone.

The second item on the agenda did opt to use a 3rd party program not the Windows option to mount the iso downloaded onto each machine or run from a flash drive where the setup.exe main executable would be manually started to watch each upgrade install take place. Once all systems were set which included one desktop only lately being upgraded from 7 Home Premium to 10 Home and then still waiting for the update to go on before return to owner was to visit a MS download iso type page to grab both the 32bit and 64bit smaller Dual Edition iso downloads to keep onhand.

For a final fix to all older already made up flash drives for the Threshold 2 update last November as well as for Windows Insider P... Read more

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Hello,I recently purchased a new 2016 model Spectre x360 (PN X7V20UA). It came running Windows 10 1511, and I would like it to be running 1607 (Anniversary Update). However, the update to 1607 is not being offered inside of Windows Update. I've installed everything that was available, include today's November patch releases, to no avail. Windows Update shows "Your device is up to date." This link http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2016/10/hps-new-spectre-x360-is-probably-the-best-pc-laptop-around/ says that the 1607 update is being blocked on this model temporarily due to driver compatability issues. I tried to get confirmation from HP twitter support about if this was true or not, but wasn't able to get much help. Can someone please confim this?

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I just did a clean install of 10 1607 & just a question if this normal

I just used my 1 tb drive raw unformatted & select custom install means clean i assume it formatted & worked after install but when i go to disk management I do not see any hidden partitions was all in once partition on my other pc i see 100mb reserved & another one with (2334hH etc 450MB & the maiin rest of drive). Was this correct? & why didn't it make any hidden partitions? I had unchecked see hidden folders & all but not see anything also using disk defrag not display it.

A:Anniversary Win 10 Clean Install off MCT

Originally Posted by DrSysop


I just did a clean install of 10 1607 & just a question if this normal

I just used my 1 tb drive raw unformatted & select custom install means clean i assume it formatted & worked after install but when i go to disk management I do not see any hidden partitions was all in once partition on my other pc i see 100mb reserved & another one with (2334hH etc 450MB & the maiin rest of drive). Was this correct? & why didn't it make any hidden partitions? I had unchecked see hidden folders & all but not see anything also using disk defrag not display it.



Post image from disk management.

Only one partition (small msr partition) is hidden completely.

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This was really crazy. I have a hdd where I keep all my keep many things.

So after the clean install, I go to my D: drive and it was wiped clean and wants to
be formatted as UDF 201

First time I heard anything about this file system.

Comments ?

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A picture is worth a thousand, trillion words. I'll be using them in this post.
My start screen looks like friggin Windows 8!!!

I was hacked a few weeks ago - my desktop and laptop. So I have been working with an Anti-Hacker forum and trying to clean up my data as much as possible, then had to format hard drive and clean install win 10. Man, that takes a very long time. We worked on my desktop for almost a month. It doesn't help that we were trying to cleanup 4GB of disk. Laptop is next.

I've not been having any pleasure time on either of my PCs since July 7,2016. So the last thing I want to do is try to redesign my start screen.
I'm using the enterprise edition of 10 Pro, but I seriously doubt that's going to effect the cosmetics. But I really, really want to start using my PC again for fun and productive things. I honestly don't recall windows 10 EVER looking like this... Anyway, not Win 10 Pro - which is what I'm running.

Who can tell me a magic button to push to get the 'normal' windows 10 start screen back? Remember? Where you click on the Start/Windows key, and some bars display right there, you click on them, and voila - All your installed programs appear?

Thanks all for any help.

And sorry I'm so bitchy. BTW, when they hacked my two PCs, they also cracked my password to my bank and got $1,350 from me. So I am just a wee bit grumpy. I didn't need windows 10 to pull this.

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Hello All,

I have looked and looked and tried SO MANY THINGS to get my computer to work (all in the name of No Man's Sky, which I need a new processor for anyway).

Here's a backstory on where I came from and where I ended up (the short version):

Perfectly working 64-bit computer with GTX 970 Graphics Card.
1) YAY NO MAN'S SKY IS OUT
2) Awe I need a new Processor. Also, let's update graphics card drivers.
3) Crap, NVIDIA GeForce Experience messed everything up and uninstalled my drivers and now I only have my MoBo graphics driver. Tried 1,000,000 (exaggerated) things to install new drivers.
4) Solutions from the interwebs tell me to update windows first, so lets do that, shouldn't be hard!!
5) Wow, I haven't updated my computer since August 2015...and now the installer is stuck looking for updates (for two days it did this, I made sure to let it sit just in case).
6) Let's see what microsoft has to say (lol) - not helpful.
7) Let's skip a bunch of explanation steps and just say I royally screwed my computer up. Backed up all my game save files and decided to do a clean install since I have the discs.

8) Yay fresh windows is installed with Service Pack 1!! (I made sure to delete all the old partitions when I did, so it's a virtually clean install).
9) WHY IN GODS GREEN EARTH IS WINDOWS UPDATE STILL STUCK LOOKING FOR UPDATES.
10) Microsoft tells me to update with the Convenience Rollup. IE 11 won't download it (no idea why), so I use my work laptop to downlo... Read more

A:Windows 7 Clean Install Won't Update

Code:
Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
-----------------------------------------
Windows Validation Data-->

Validation Code: 0
Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-J9DRT-XHQM9-MBGBB
Windows Product Key Hash: O97lZJUkLH7myiejXiPG9ZEkWds=
Windows Product ID: 00359-114-5817824-85388
Windows Product ID Type: 5
Windows License Type: Retail
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010300.1.0.003
ID: {44BF15AB-2C77-48FF-B02C-EF9884D6A4D5}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Home Premium
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_rtm.101119-1850
TTS Error:
Validation Diagnostic:
Resolution Status: N/A

Vista WgaER Data-->
ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

Windows XP Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
File Exists: No
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaTray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaLogon.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

OGA Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAExec.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAAddin.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

OGA Data-->
Office Status: 109 N/A
OGA Version: N/A, 0x80070002
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Hi there

Just installed the Anniversary update but have come across a few problems, the install itself went fine.. but..

1) How to make Cortana search local computer only, right now I'm getting all manners of unwanted suggestions few of them relevant to my search

2) Store keeps downloading apps I have purposely uninstalled, it seems to be acting more like adware than a mature operating system I really don't want games downloaded onto my system especially without my express permission.

This kind of behaviour reminds me of the GWX debacle in windows 7, windows used to be such a pleasant experience now I feel I'm fighting it all the time.

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Hi there

Just installed the Anniversary update but have come across a few problems, the install itself went fine.. but..

1) How to make Cortana search local computer only, right now I'm getting all manners of unwanted suggestions few of them relevant to my search

2) Store keeps downloading apps I have purposely uninstalled, it seems to be acting more like adware than a mature operating system I really don't want games downloaded onto my system especially without my express permission.

This kind of behaviour reminds me of the GWX debacle in windows 7, windows used to be such a pleasant experience now I feel I'm fighting it all the time.

A:Clean install of Windows 10 Ann update

Hi, Cortana's search of your files is limited to what's indexed. Others have found this problematical and limited.
Conclusion: ignore it.

Explorer search is better, but slow when not indexed.

Far faster are two tools:
a. Everything by Void Tools
b. Locate32 - which I use

Both very quickly create an index of all your files and folder names, and give 'find-as-you-type" results.
I prefer the older Locate 32 'cos its GUI supports so many ways of specifying the extent of the search more intuitively and conveniently, whereas Everything requires typing strings e.g. to specify searching only a drive or folder.

Both free.

Really it's hardly worth uninstalling the default apps- they don't create a significant overhead, and will be replaced on each major upgrade or if you did an in-place upgrade repair install, for example.

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Hello All,

I have looked and looked and tried SO MANY THINGS to get my computer to work (all in the name of No Man's Sky, which I need a new processor for anyway).

Here's a backstory on where I came from and where I ended up (the short version):

Perfectly working 64-bit computer with GTX 970 Graphics Card.
1) YAY NO MAN'S SKY IS OUT
2) Awe I need a new Processor. Also, let's update graphics card drivers.
3) Crap, NVIDIA GeForce Experience messed everything up and uninstalled my drivers and now I only have my MoBo graphics driver. Tried 1,000,000 (exaggerated) things to install new drivers.
4) Solutions from the interwebs tell me to update windows first, so lets do that, shouldn't be hard!!
5) Wow, I haven't updated my computer since August 2015...and now the installer is stuck looking for updates (for two days it did this, I made sure to let it sit just in case).
6) Let's see what microsoft has to say (lol) - not helpful.
7) Let's skip a bunch of explanation steps and just say I royally screwed my computer up. Backed up all my game save files and decided to do a clean install since I have the discs.

8) Yay fresh windows is installed with Service Pack 1!! (I made sure to delete all the old partitions when I did, so it's a virtually clean install).
9) WHY IN GODS GREEN EARTH IS WINDOWS UPDATE STILL STUCK LOOKING FOR UPDATES.
10) Microsoft tells me to update with the Convenience Rollup. IE 11 won't download it (no idea why), so I use my work laptop to downlo... Read more

A:Windows 7 Clean Install Won't Update

Code:
Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
-----------------------------------------
Windows Validation Data-->

Validation Code: 0
Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-J9DRT-XHQM9-MBGBB
Windows Product Key Hash: O97lZJUkLH7myiejXiPG9ZEkWds=
Windows Product ID: 00359-114-5817824-85388
Windows Product ID Type: 5
Windows License Type: Retail
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010300.1.0.003
ID: {44BF15AB-2C77-48FF-B02C-EF9884D6A4D5}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Home Premium
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_rtm.101119-1850
TTS Error:
Validation Diagnostic:
Resolution Status: N/A

Vista WgaER Data-->
ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

Windows XP Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
File Exists: No
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaTray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaLogon.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

OGA Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAExec.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAAddin.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

OGA Data-->
Office Status: 109 N/A
OGA Version: N/A, 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Office Diagnostics: 025D1FF3-364-80041010_025D1FF3-229-80041010_025D1FF3-230-1_025D1FF3-517-80040154_025D1FF3-237-80040154_025D1FF3-238-2_025D1FF3-244-80070002_02... Read more

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Windows is activated and registered. I have windows update set to download, but let me decide which updates to install. When I ask windows to check for updates nothing happens ... the green just moves through the bar ... I even waited over night allowing it to check, put still nothing happen. I tried several different things. I went into msconfig and checked hide all Microsoft services under the services tab and disabled all ... nothing.
I went to this microsoft page to manually reset Windows Update components and followed the instructions but still no go ... https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/971058 Some of the dll failed to load ...'gpkcsp' slbcsp' 'wuaueng1' wucltui' muweb' and some loaded but stated the dll regsrv was not found. Like 'gmgr' browseui . It stated to skip step 4 if the first time, but since it didn't work I tried step 4 ... when I entered the first command to back up the systemroot I got an 'access is denied' ... I opened the cmd prompt as administrator. I also installed the latest update agent still no go.
I downloaded and install some updates manually ... KB3161664 ... KB3020369 ... KB3145739 and KB976902 ... and Microsoft.NET Framework 4.5.2 still no go. Any ideas ... This is the FX8120 system.
 

A:Windows 7 Sp1 Won't Update After Clean Install

Have a look at this new thread.
http://forums.majorgeeks.com/index.php?threads/solved-windows-7-clean-install-not-updating.309201/
 

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Reading around, it seems like everyone seems to have issues getting updates to install.

This is on a freshly installed copy of 7 Pro x64 SP1.

And here it fails later (it only tries to install 3 updates. the Update readiness tool spends awhile using a single core of my computer to install only to fail)

Thanks for any help

EDIT: UPDATE: after trying over and over, looks like the update readiness tool finally installed! I didn't change anything... really strange.

A:Can't install 14 updates (including Update Readiness tool)

Windows Update - Reset

If there is a problem with update here is a start.

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I tried to update using the usual method, as the new update was present. I tried twice, and it failed twice. 2nd time it became clear that the Razer Synapse software (recent purchase of a discount keyboard) was causing the issue. So, I've uninstalled that. Fine, so now I go to hit the update button again, but Windows tells me it's up to date? I know for a fact it isn't, because it just told me it could not install the update and reverted to the previous version. What gives?
So, I can see it has downloaded the update to the '$WINDOWS.~BT' folder, but it will not trigger by running the 'setup.exe' file. My question is, how do I proceed now? How do I trigger the update I've downloaded to install, when Windows seems to have decided it's already installed it?
Ruddy Windows 10...

A:Anniversary Update Install - Help!

Originally Posted by AndyCalling I tried to update using the usual method, as the new update was present. I tried twice, and it failed twice. 2nd time it became clear that the Razer Synapse software (recent purchase of a discount keyboard) was causing the issue. So, I've uninstalled that. Fine, so now I go to hit the update button again, but Windows tells me it's up to date? I know for a fact it isn't, because it just told me it could not install the update and reverted to the previous version. What gives?
So, I can see it has downloaded the update to the '$WINDOWS.~BT' folder, but it will not trigger by running the 'setup.exe' file. My question is, how do I proceed now? How do I trigger the update I've downloaded to install, when Windows seems to have decided it's already installed it?
Ruddy Windows 10... try this tool: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...troubleshooter

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The Win 10 AU fails to install with error:0x80070002-0x20009.I have a cloned SSD and use the old HDD for data as Drive D:I've tried the standard update and also the MediaCreationTool.exe, I have also triedto install with the HDD disabled. Any help ?




P50 20ENCTO1WW | 6700HQ | 32 GB RAM |M1000M |512 SSD

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Hi Guys

Ive just done another clean install of Home Premium x64 the third one in two days, and cannot get any windows updates, just hangs on searching for updates, no error code doesn't even time out.
The first time I thought it was a corrupt install so tried again same thing. Today i downloaded my saved iso from one drive and re applied to a new usb and bugger me still cant get any updates to filter through apart from the update for windows update.
Anyone else having the same issues, all I can think of is the servers are overloaded with windows 10 updates.
Gone back to 10 for now but would be interested to hear from others.

Cheers Danny

A:Clean Install Is Windows Update on Strike

I have the same issue with Vista.

Have seen a couple of reports of it on recent installs of win7 as well.

Apparently might be connected with intel sata drivers. Not sure why that would be, but it's worth a try.

See if you can update yours using iata_enu.exe

https://downloadcenter.intel.com/dow...ST-RAID-Driver

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Hi all,

As the title says, I am not able to preform Windows Update.

So a little bit of background. Over the week I purchased a new 500GB SSD as my old 120GB SSD had reached it's capacity.

I threw in the new SSD and installed Windows 7 SP1 64bit via a legit DVD + key I purchased last year. Installation went smoothly, and I followed with install my mobo drivers, graphics card drivers, and Google Chrome.

Next step was to update Windows, so I launched Windows Updater and clicked check for updates. From there it never stopped checking. I left it alone for 20 min and nothing.

So I decided to consult with the internet. I tried Microsoft's own Fix It tool, and the results told me that there was an error code 0x8024402c.

I did more googling, and found a fix that was working for some people that involved the LAN settings in IE and running the net stop/start wuauserv command. Still nothing.

Eventually my computer told me there were some updates ready to be installed. I was a bit confused, but I shut of my computer to allow the install to start. It took almost an hour to shut down. Then I powered back on and the configuration of the updates started. It stayed at 0% for a long time and then finally failed and reverted back, which also took a ton of time. I gave up and went to bed.

Today I formatted the SSD and started over. Installed W7, drivers, chrome, went to start updates, and still nothing.

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A:Not able to preform Windows update on a clean install of W7 SP1 64B

Hi Tom,

20mins is nothing there are 200+ updates to DL/install let it run overnight, or split the updates via let me choose option.

Roy.

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how to install FM radio after Anniversary update is installed ?

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GDRDU: Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1607 for x64-based Systems (KB3176938)
Failed to install.
Installation went up to 95% and then stuck on that for some time and then the computer restarted and said reverting to previous version.

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After carrying out a clean install of Windows 7 Ultimate using original media (No SP1), installing relevant drivers for the PC and activating Windows without any problem I then tried to setup the updates. At this point the system informed that the Update
Service wasn't running and I should restart. However, I checked the Services and it was running. I even Stopped it and Restarted it. No improvement. Restarted PC - no joy. I couldn't even install updated by manually downloading them - just got a message that
'a catastrophic' error had occurred. I then did a clean install using a DVD that had the SP1 included. Exactly the same problem - No access to any updates. In addition Windows Defender has same error - It opens but says the service isn't running (When it is).
A Microsoft Technician has tried to remotely solve the problem but he had as much luck as me.
I need to use windows 7 as I have several pieces of hardware, and some software that won't operate with Windows 10, yet I'm stuck with a system that refuses to set itself up correctly.
Problems like this seem to be increasing with Windows 7.

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Just did a clean install of Win 7 SP1 and started windows update- but it just hangs there- with the green light going across the screen- i know this happened when I had win7 before i upgraded to 10. Did MS change the way they do this? In the past- when I would restart the computer it would say-Don't turn of your computer- windows is installing updates- What's going on?

A:Windows update not downloading updates- clean install Win 7

Try again, please.
 
What version of IE is installed?
 
Louis

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I would like to perform a clean install of Win10 RS1 from the Media Creation Tool, but from the MCT tool setup file, it is shown to be build 14393 which is the Insider Preview. I need the full final version of RS1 instead.
https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexp...DOfKv2OlFA6.97

When will Microsoft update its MCT tool to the FINAL version of RS1 or RS2 instead of being at the Technical Preview?

Thanks

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I'm about to do a clean install of windows 7 professional 64bit. I hope to avoid going through the endless cycles of updates that are required to get the system current. Usually a clean install would be followed up several rounds of updates via windows update. These require multiple restarts and sometimes update A needs to be downloaded and installed before update B can be applied.

I remember reading that it was possible to manually download and install one update that would take care of most updates in one go. Not sure if this is possible, but I remember reading something about it and bookmarking the website. Unluckily my computer crashed and I had to reinstall my system and I have no idea where I saw that article, nor do I have any idea what any of the technical terms are - that means I wouldn't even know what to type into the search bar if I wanted to use google.

Does any one have an idea of what I'm talking about, or do I need to provide more information? Again, I'm looking to do a clean install and then quick update of windows 7 professional. I think when I install it I won't even have service pack 1.

Help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Windows 7 clean install and then update without countless restarts?

Hi Hassl3,
Close the lowest we can get is 3 restarts.
First off
What is your licence type
OEM, OEM System Builder or Retail.

Roy

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I am unable to install the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, keeps failing after second restart (at around 75%).

Machine is a relatively recent custom build, a little over 12 months old: Gigabyte B85M-HD3 (rev 2) mobo, i5-4460 CPU, Geforce GT 740 2GB GPU, 8GB RAM, Samsung 850 EVO 250GB SSD. Been running Windows 10 Pro 64-bit (1511) with no problems. sfc /scannow gives a clean bill of health. No apparent issues with drivers, Device Manager shows all good.

Tried installing via Windows Update and also via the downloaded Windows 10 Upgrade executable... same result. Everything goes well up until the second restart and then the start screen just hangs with the little circle of dots twiddling around indefinitely - up to 8 hours - and no hard drive activity whatsoever.

The only USB devices connected are my keyboard and mouse. I've tried installing in Clean Boot mode with all startup items and non-Microsoft services disabled... no difference. Tried increasing the size of the System Reserved partition from 350MB to 500MB... no difference. Tried installing while disconnected from the internet... no difference.

Downloaded the Windows 10 1607 ISO (which includes the Anniversary Update) and tried an upgrade install in Clean Boot mode, both with and without internet connection - installation froze at exactly the same place, after the second restart. Received the following error message upon recovering to previous version:


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I've downloaded the update for my laptop through windows update 3 times now. Each time it completes download, then restarts, configures updates, then gives me the notification: "We couldn't finish installing updates" Following that, a check of my update history shows no failed attempt or any reference to the update being downloaded. There is not at any stage an error code.
I have run the Windows Update Trouble Shooter with no result.
Any ideas will be welcome.

(I have a monthly isp download limit of 10 gb and with the speed i get it takes 4 hours to download the update so it has to be done after midnight so it doesn't count against the download limit )

A:Anniversary update won't install - no error code

Hi, download the ISO manually and create a bootable medium (which is useful in various circumstances).
(How - where- see the Tutorial section or search the net- not difficult).

That way you download once and can retry and have it available for other purposes. Also you avoid issues with Windows update.

From an admin command prompt
[Windows key + X, click command prompt (admin)]
chkdsk C: /F
Your PC will need to restart.
Make sure the result is clear or fixed.
Post back the result, which you can get after a restart as follows:
How do I see the results of a CHKDSK that ran on boot? - Ask Leo!

Disable any AV. Disconnect any devices you don't need. Uninstall any program that affects or modifies your GUI.

Do a clean boot then try the upgrade using the Win 10 DVD/USB.

If it fails again, you can have a look at the log:
Windows Update logs are now generated using ETW (Event Tracing for Windows).
Please run the Get-WindowsUpdateLog PowerShell command to convert ETW traces into a readable WindowsUpdate.log.

For more information, please visit http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=518345

Good luck!

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Trying to install the KB3185614 (anniversary 1607) update, but getting the 'couldn't complete the updates undoing changes' messages after 100%.  System log shows a 0x8024200D error code. Tried.... 1. uninstalling all anti-virus apps, inc luding cleanup tools afterwards.2. deleting the SoftwareDistribution folder contents.3. downloading the update manually from the MS catalog site and installing from that4. doing an upgrade install using the latest 1607 iso on a dvd from within Windows Anyhting else I could try before I go for the last resort of a clean install using said dvd?. thanksjoe

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Running Windows 10 1511 on a 500gb SSD - all works 100% Have installed 1607 twice now works OK and seems Ok for a few hours and then I find all sorts of problem occouring - programs will not run, even Ctrl/Alt/Delete does not work and so on and I end up going back to 1511 wg#hich I have kept a copy of.
At present I have decided to abandon 1607 and continue with1511 - will this still be supported with security updates?
Martin

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I've been attempting to get Windows 7 up and running on my Asus F8Sp-X1 laptop for a couple of days now. It came with Vista, which only lasted as long as it took to take the disk image with True Image, after which XP was installed. It's been that way ever since, and it runs perfectly... but everyone knows the limits of XP now since the security updates have stopped.

Since I have an unused product key for 7, I thought that would be a better choice than the Vista the laptop came with. I've never used Vista, but it is widely held that 7 is leaner and faster, and on a 3gb laptop, that seems the better choice.

The DVD that corresponds with the product key I have is of the 64-bit edition (OEM), so I plugged that product key into the MS web site and downloaded the 32 bit Win 7 SP1 DVD ISO, then created the disc.

I had already restored the original Vista setup from the image I made all those years ago, and had allowed it to update up to SP2. I started the CD and selected an in-place upgrade, which (though painfully slow) worked without any errors.

After fooling around with the fingerprint sensor for a while (finally I did get it working), I went to Windows Update to download all of the fixes that came after SP1. It never finished searching for updates... just goes on and on, with no errors and no results.

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Hello,

I have an ASUS laptop that used to have Win7 Premium Home Edition SP1 installed. It came pre-installed with the OS, and the HDD had 2 partitions. I decided to re-install the OS clean.
I first removed the 2 partitions and created a single big one.
Then I installed Win7 after formatting the partition.
Everything went well until I tried to do a Windows Update that didn't seem to go through.
I even ran the Microsoft Diagnostic tool which gave me error 0x8024402c.

I have tried many websites & forums' suggestions, even reinstalled the OS several times, even installed another flavor of Win7. Same issue.

I am attaching the logs in case you can find the culprit.

Thanks in advance for your help!

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Hi,

After performing a fresh install along with the basic drivers to get me going everything went fine. however after windows connected to the internet and downloaded and installed the so called important updates the system restarted just before windows logon screen it was applying the usual changes got to about 32% of 5 of 5 updates then bsod on me. the only way i could get back into system was to boot into safe-mode then let it revert/roll back. iv not changed the hardware and in all the times ive done this before iv never had this happen before. due to disability i rely on pc for everything please advise.

many thanks

nw

A:BSOD caused by ntoskrnl.exe after clean install/windows update.

Hello, nwalker78 and welcome to the Forums. I will try to help you if I can. You had 3 dump files and all 3 were the same.


Code:
BugCheck A, {0, 2, 1, fffff80002ec6b5f}
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for SYMNETS.SYS
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for SYMNETS.SYS
Probably caused by : NETIO.SYS ( NETIO!WfpExpireEntryLru+17 )
Followup: MachineOwner
The NETIO is the Windows controller for the network I/O system. SYMNETS is your Symantec/ Norton NIS/ N360 Network Security driver. It appears that your Norton product is causing issues with the Network system and causing it to crash. Notice that the Norton driver is their Network Security Driver. Norton/Symantec has been a well known cause of BSODs for some time.

I would remove Norton and use their removal tool (https://support.norton.com/sp/en/us/...rProfile_en_us) and replace it with Microsoft Security Essentials (Microsoft Security Essentials - Microsoft Windows) to see if that will resolve your problem. Try that and let me know how it works for you. If you get any more crashes, please upload another DM Log.

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***I KNOW ITS OBVIOUS BUT I SPENT ALL MY MORNING LOOKING THROUGH FORUMS AND A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE MISLEADING TO MAKE YOU BELIEVE THAT IT CAN BE DONE*** For all of you wondering if you can get the 14.99 update and download the ISO and burn it on a DVD or USB and then install it on a different computer or on a fresh hard drive, BEWARE, because the updated version REQUIRES you to have a legit copy of Windows 7, on your hard drive in order to install the Windows 8 update, if you don't there is no work around, Windows 8 will install but will not activate unless you enter a valid retail key, It will state that the key that you have is a upgrade key and that a valid copy of windows must be on your hard drive before installing Windows 8. HAPPY UPGRADING!

A:Do not install update version of Windows 8 on a clean hard drive

There is a registry key hack that you can use to activate it.

With that said, don't cheat the system...it's you don't qualify for the 14.99 upgrade, don't buy it.

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I have a Windows 8.1 Update 1 ISO and would like to use it to perform a clean install on a system which supports UEFI Secure Boot but has no optical drive. What would be the best way to approach this?

WIMBoot would be nice to have as well, if there's a way to do it without making things too complicated.

A:Clean install Windows 8.1 Update 1 on Secure Boot system?

Use Rufus to create a UEFI USB Install media. Since you don't have an Optical drive you'll have to do it from another computer to get the ISO off your Install DVD Or download the ISO Using your Retail Key. You may need to turn off secure boot? You'll need to insure that the USB Thumb Drive Boots UEFI, otherwise its a straight up Clean Install.

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Hello all.
Running windows 10 pro 64 bit.
I've updated from Version 1511 to the anniversary update, 1607.
Or at least, I thought I did.
The update went well, no hiccups, no errors. Used windows update, let it downloaded and install and rebooted. Alas, system still shows OS Version 1511.
Used update again, same thing, rebooted, 1511.
Went to the windows site, downloaded the windows10upgrade9252.exe, ran it, same exact issue, rebooted, still showing version 1511.
Error logs show no issues. Disabled all external drives, turned off anti-virus, etc, repeated, rinsed, rebooted, still version 1511.
Only think I've not done is burned an ISO to DVD and updated from that.
Any clues as to what's going on?
Thanks!
Nelson Davis

A:windows 10 update from version 1511 to 1607 anniversary update - does not update

Can you check to see what OS version you have? Check in settings > system > OS build. It should show something like 14393.5 or 14393.10

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This box came with windows 7 64 bit Home OS.  I recently upgraded to the windows 10 OS in order to take advantage of the latest OS.  Around August the windows 10 anniverary update became available but upon attempting multiple times it have failed.  I receive a 0xc1900200 error and a reference to the system reserved partition not being big enough.  I don't seem to see a partition called System Reserved partition but have tried to expande what looks like a 100 MB SRP, using Partition Magic.  It doesn't let me change this 100 MB partition.  The PC runs fine but because of MS auto updates, which I need to keep other MS software up to date, I get regular failures of the Anniversary update release.

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So this is very frustrating... I'm trying to install the anniversary update, and used the upgrade assistant. But when it restarts, it flashes for just a second the update screen, then shuts off and restarts again and loads without the update...

Any idea what I did wrong? I even reset the PC and it's still causing issues...

Any help would be appreciated.

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After the second boot on the updating screen, the one with the spinning thing. When it gets to 83%, my screen just freezes out of nowhere. I tried switching off and back on again but it reverts back to my previous version of Win10. I tried getting Microsoft Support to help but their service wasn't all that great and I wasn't too happy with them. So I'm calling on you guys to help me out.

A:Tried to install Anniversary Update but it fails by error 0xC1990. Please help me?

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Hello to everyone.
i have sucessfully installed the update Anniversary of windows 10 x32 to my tablet what i have is an nextbook of 7inches which has 16GB of storage and just if try to update will get the message of not enough space to do the update, in this poost will detail how to do the install without die on the attempt. the time that takes in do the update is about 4-6 hours due the low specs of this tablet, can also be for any tablet that has 16GB storage.
Materials to use list
an empty micro SD card of 32-64GB of capacity, i used an micro sd card of 64GB for this procedure.
i say empty because i have tried use an card with files inside and the tool media creator erased all my files so i do emphasis in this
preparation of the SD card memory
in an card reader in another computer download from the Media tool creator the version of windows 10 that your computer use, and use the SD card to store the version of windows from media tool.
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if your tablet gets the battery charged via an micro USB connector, then you must use the method of do the upgrade by Micro SD card, since the installation will take 3-6 hours so need keep the tablet powered and plugged to the wall socket all the time , if ran the set up by battery will get no power in no time and will brick your tablet forever, or in the best of the chances will get back automatically to the wind... Read more

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Clean install windows home premium will not update after service pack 1

Tried the current ISO that includes sp1 tried the Microsoft update repair tool it fixed some errors but could not fix 0x80070057

Formatted again and used a Microsoft disk without sp1 put the updates on all fine till sp1 then no updates.
Removed sp1 update working again found optional updates and sp1
Installed sp1 again then no updates

A:Clean install windows home premium will not update after service pack

Forgot to say it's the 64bit version the problem dose not occur on the 32bit version

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It has ran for 2 hrs. and nothing. SURT has ran for hrs. also, but it's not going to find any updates.
I ran SFC and it found nothing wrong.
I have gotten no error codes.
I am attaching the CBS.zip and the windowsupdate log.zip.
The last couple lines in the update log go on for hundreds of lines to the end so. I deleted them.
This is a clean install of Windows Home Premium 64 bit on a Inspiron 1525.
Everything works great except Windows Update.
I hope someone can figure out from the logs what the problem is.

A:Clean install 7 home premium,windows update not downloading, no error

I'm no Windows 7 Update expert but I did take a look at your logs. I think added information would be help full.

Make sure you complete this tutorial completely.

I believe this tutorial completed would also be helpful.

Windows Update Posting Instructions

Also complete this tutorial and post the log here.

Windows Genuine and Activation Issue Posting Instructions

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I just installed Windows 7, installed the drivers from my Toshiba thread from yesterday, Installed AVG, and have been trying to get all the lasted updates since yesterday. So far I have none. I go to Control Panel and click Windows Update and I was presented with a red X saying check for updates for your computer and it sits and sits and sits, I shut down and tried several times. I performed a clean boot and still going on 6 hours with "Checking for updates" and with still nothing installed. even on a clean boot. I have been trying for a total of 12 hours now. All I managed to get is the System Update Readiness Tool installed. but no updates except one that was on the install media from 2010.

A:Clean Install of W7. Windows Update not working. "searching for updates" 6 hours

What is the speed of your internet connection?

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Hi,

I have recently done a clean Windows XP Install followed by installing Service Pack 1 then 3.

Everything was running smoothly and I was able to log into the desktop.

However when I tried to check for updates via Windows update, in Internet explorer however it always says the 'Internet Explorer cannot display this webpage'

After diagnosing the issue, it found no problems.

I can browse any other website but sometimes when I click on an item through doing a google search, it sometimes sends me to a random search engine page!!

I then installed spybot, fully updated it however it showed nothing in the scan results.

I think that my browser maybe hijacked because when I opened internet explorer today, a webpage immediately loaded up with the address:

http://chinabytemail.com/search.php

Sometimes Eset Smart Security reports that addresses have been blocked and I have attached a screenshot of the message it displays.

I have attached a hijackthis log below.

Please reply

Thanks
 

A:Clean XP Install, unable to access WIndows Update!! hijackthis log included

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Basically my old HDD died from bad sectors and I had to format and install Windows 7 Enterprise on a back up hdd that was flooded with useless documents from the past.

Went ahead done what I had to do and left Windows to check for updates, Steam install some games and League of Legends update.

However everything finished but Windows was still checking for updates and I noticed the svchost.exe (netsvcs one) uses about 1.5 GB out of 4 RAM. Immediately knew that this was caused by the Windows Update service that's under it.

However turning Windows Update off is never a smart thing to do and I don't have the kind of time to manually download updates.

I know that it will probably blast me with 200+ updates (has happened in the past but never used up so much RAM and finished way faster than 6 hours with all my usual post installation stuff.

Anyways some info you should probably know:
-I'm using a Wireless adapter (TP-LINK TL-WN722N) and I have read threads here that Windows Update would sometimes fail to do what it should with Wireless adapters, unfortunatelly that isn't an option at the moment.
-Resetting Windows Update manually and through Fix It doesn't work.

So first thing I'm looking at is updating the Windows Update client, please do tell if you think otherwise, or if not link me to the newest Windows update client or probbably any hotfixes that could fix the problem (never done this before and wouldn't want to mess up, so I decided to ask you guys )

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A:Windows Update stuck on checking updates (on fresh and clean install)

Hi Qualtrox,
might be due to fact that Enterprise and Ultimate, are different versions.
If you using the Ultimate key on an Enterprise install, or visa versa, then it will hang as its failing validation.
We can check if you run this too, copy/paste the output
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=52012

Roy

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Hi there,

Just bought an upgrade to RAM, graphics, processor and motherboard this week and have been having problems with it since.

I keep getting BSOD whether is be memory_management, NTFS.sys , or usbhub.sys. on clean installs on a range of new and old hard drives.

I have run memtest and is gave and error first time but haven't been able to replicate the error since.

System spec is currently:

Asus p8p67 LE
i5-2500K
Nvidia 8800GTS 640MB (haven't installed HD6850 yet)
4GB RAM Corsair XMS3 2x2GB CMX4GX3MA1600C9 xmp
Toughpower 650W
WD 640GB HDD/ 2TB EARS/2TB EAXS

attached is dump file. any ideas what is going wrong?

A:BSOD on clean install of windows 7 and windows update

Hi.

Run Disk Check
Check the Automatically fix file system errors box.
Check the Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors box

Run SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Run RAM - Test with Memtest86+
Finish and post back with results.

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OK, can't get windows update to work after clean install. It just hangs "checking for updates" ....no errors.

ANy tips?
 

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I've wanted to download an app called Clamour, but I need a newer version of Windows Phone 10. I am part of the insider preview, and have searched for updates, however, I have no updates waiting yet. I thought the update rolled out to the Lumia 950. Has it not yet or am I missing something?

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windows 10 after update to  anniversary update I have cycle reboot (only dell logo)
I think it's problem with driver INTEL RAPID ON (Intel Rapid Storage)
I'm have lates update driver and bios

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I am trying to update from Windows 10 OS Build 10586.589 to the Anniversary Update but my computer freezes at 1% progress. I have tried everything I can think of including: Unplugging all extra SATA drives except my main SSD, unplugging my wireless network adapter, unplugging all USB devices (even mouse and keyboard), removing old drivers and updating outdated ones, and installing the update through a USB flash drive. It always gets to the same part and freezes until I shutdown my computer and lose no data.

You can see pictures of the frozen screen here: http://imgur.com/a/PseoH.
Reddit thread (Took the guys advice on there): Windows 10 Anniversary Update Freeze : Windows10
Hopefully someone can give me some guidance on how to fix this as I've tried everything I can think of. Thanks!

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0
CPU: AMD FX-8320 (OC)
GPU: EVGA GTX 750 SC OS
SSD: Samsung 840 EVO 120 GB SSD

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I'm trying to help out a friend who' computer was just reformatted and it will not allow windows update, or even google. Here is his log file.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 4:51:01 PM, on 12/1/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\AdvTools\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe

O2 - BHO: Java(tm) Plug-In SSV Helper - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\ssv.dll
O2 - BHO: NAV Helper - {BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O2 - BHO: Java(tm) Plug-In 2 SSV Helper - {DBC80044-A445-435b-BC74-9C25C1C588A9} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dll
O2 - BHO: JQSIEStartDetectorImpl - {E7E6F031-17CE-4C07-BC86-EABFE594F69C} - C:\Pro... Read more

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Fresh install of Windows 7 Pro 64 on this machine and it seems to BSOD when downloading large-ish files including Windows Update.

During the Windows Update, it either freezes or BSOD when trying to download too many, and when downloading a larger file I get BSOD.

File attached as per instructions. Hope someone can shed some light on this issue.

Ta muchly in advance

A:BSOD when downloading larger files (including Windows Update)

Code:
Start Menu\Programs\GIGABYTE Public:Start Menu\Programs\GIGABYTE Public
Start Menu\Programs\GIGABYTE\AutoGreen Public:Start Menu\Programs\GIGABYTE\AutoGreen Public
Start Menu\Programs\GIGABYTE\ET6 Public:Start Menu\Programs\GIGABYTE\ET6 Public
Gigabyte EasySaver (and EasyTune6 if installed) will cause BSOD's on some Windows 7 systems. Please uninstall it.


Code:
Start Menu\Programs\Avira Public:Start Menu\Programs\Avira Public
Start Menu\Programs\Avira\Avira Desktop Public:Start Menu\Programs\Avira\Avira Desktop Public
Start Menu\Programs\Comodo Public:Start Menu\Programs\Comodo Public
Start Menu\Programs\Comodo\COMODO Firewall Public:Start Menu\Programs\Comodo\COMODO Firewall Public
Start Menu\Programs\Comodo\GeekBuddy Public:Start Menu\Programs\Comodo\GeekBuddy Public
Security App
Avira and Comodo are known to cause BSOD's. Please remove and replace with Microsoft Security Essentials to see if it provides more stability. Uninstallers (removal tools) for common antivirus software

Microsoft Security Essentials and Malwarebytes are recommended from a strict BSOD perspective. They do not cause blue screens on the system as other AV products do.

Microsoft Security Essentials, Free antivirus for windows

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free



   Warning
DO NOT start the free trial of MalwareBytes, unselect that option when prompted.






   Tip
Make full scans with both separately.

Basic checks:
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Please bear with me.. I'm on my phone.. the Anniversary update must have taken over my computer. But.. is 5 hours normal? It did restart like it said a couple of times and the last percentage I saw was 59%, then the reboot again. It is "still" working on something. The circle keeps going around.
Thanks.. you're helping a "Senior" that is getting frustrated that something is wrong and doesn't know what to do.

A:Windows 10 Anniversary update

No. Not normal.

Something has gone wrong. Perhaps it will right itself, but it seems doubtful.

Have you some means of rebooting the Laptop either to a recovery disk or backup?

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I recently installed the Anniversary Update to Windows 10 in my Acer Aspire E1-572 and since installation have been unable to gain access to the internet.  I have spoken with Microsoft several times and their conclusion is that I do not have the appropriate driver installed to run the AU.   I wonder if this is correct as I had no trouble with windows 10 intil the AU was installed.  Can someone tell me how to install the driver and also how can I when I cannot access the internet with that laptop.   I have a second laptop (Acer Aspire ES1 - 512) which I am using at present which also had the same problem but because it was only updated a few days ago I was able to return it to the previous build of Windows 10.  Can anyone help please?

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Is there any way to force the mobile Anniversary update on the HTC One M8? I am running build 494 but I would love the new features and I am trying to hold out buying a 950 or 950xl since the Surface Phone is potentially right around the corner. Plus my M8 looks brand new still:)

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My system shows Ver 1511 10586.545, Anniversary update never comes up when I update daily? Running Windows10 64 bit Pro,should I just keeping checking for update.

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Before releasing update i use Deffer option but after releasing update i unchecked the option but system saying windows is up to date what should i do ????

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update does not install

A:Windows 10 anniversary update

What errors are you seeing?
Check here: Windows 10 Anniversary Update common problems and how to fix them

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Before installing windows 10 rs1 I would like to know what's the download size of it and does the OS reinstall all the crap ware(Microsoft edge,3d builder,groove etc) I removed from my PC after installing windows 10

A:Windows 10 anniversary update

Originally Posted by harihar akhil Before installing windows 10 rs1 I would like to know what's the download size of it and does the OS reinstall all the crap ware(Microsoft edge,3d builder,groove etc) I removed from my PC after installing windows 10 I expect the download to be about 3GB and so consider getting wifi or wired internet to do the update
I'm not sure how you got rid of edge but yes, those removed programs will be reinstalled as that is part of the update. If you removed the apps because you didn't enjoy them the first time, try them after getting the update, they've improved a lot

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Hi All.I recently got windows anniversary update and after doing it i have been getting lots of problems.I need to restart my laptop twice and then only i can stream videos online.It is happening same for media stored on my Dell laptop as well.Kindly help me so that i can fix this issue and it can be resolved also.

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If anyone is interested its now available via Windows Update as of 18.00 BST. Not available via Windows 10 Download site as its still on Build 10586.

A:Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Update now available via the Windows 10 Download Site.

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Hi i was wondering what the update will in tale cause it seems like internet explorer is stuck and wont close out and the mail app on it really isnt that great

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My two pcs at home don't show the Anniversary Update at all, otherwise they're both fully updated.

It's been available since 2nd August. I could manually install it, but I'm wondering why it hasn't auto-installed yet.

Also, have the initial 'issues' reported with the update been resolved?
 

A:Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Assuming your devices have enough space, resources, etc to get the update - with past updates it may take up to two months to make it around the slow ring. You can speed this up by changing to a faster ring or manually getting it.

I am not sure what "issues" you are referring to.. so, maybe?
 

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Microsoft are going to be rolling out improvements to Windows 10 systems over the coming weeks (starting today) with the "Windows 10 Anniversary Update"... think of it as a service pack!

If you're using Windows 10 already, you'll likely notice some big changes/improvements when it hits - including a new style start menu. There is more information on what can be expected on the Windows Insider blog:

https://blogs.windows.com/windowsex...ows-10-anniversary-update-available-august-2/

Let's hear what you think of it once it has been installed .
 

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I'm trying to update to Windows 10 anniversary edition.  I kept getting error messages after installation at 75%.  I spoke to MIcrosoft Level 2 support and they said HP wasn't testing my model which was purchased in 2010 and therefore that was why I was getting error messages.  Is this correct?  I am running windows 10 build 10586.

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Hi all this update is killing me I called MS they downloaded it agene for me .I get freezing and bsod every time I play a game and sometimes at idle I updated, repaired every game I have .
I am tempted to buy windows10pro and block updates if I can.
sorry for the rant I am just frustrated.

A:Windows 10 anniversary update

Hello, if you search the web, you will find a significant number of people are experiencing significant issues with the anniversary upgrade including freezing. As yours is a custom built PC, there's no direct comparison or manufacturer to refer to. I've noted a couple who needed a BIOS update.

If yours works reliably with Win 10 10586 but not the anniversary upgrade, I suggest you roll back to 10586 (allowed up to 10 days after upgrading) and block the upgrade. This is/was possible even with the Home edition:
Stop Windows 10 from automatically updating your PC - CNET
e.g. by using Wifi only, as a metered connection or disabling the appropriate service.

You'd need to check what actually works now in the anniversary edition for Windows Home, as this, like features and GUI, may have changed.

This was provided for Home users.. I don't know if it still applies now.
Windows 10 Home Users Can Now Disable Automatic App Updates | NDTV Gadgets360.com

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I recently encountered a virus right around the time Windows 10 was updated to Windows 10 Anniversary. I had originally upgraded my Windows 8.0 to Windows 10 (beta), but my Activation code didn't work so I had to get windows to help me, and that's when Windows 10 Anniversary was installed. Before that my computer ran beautifully. All my programs worked with no issues, never issues installing stuff. Now, I have non-stop issues. I went to check for updates and realized that there hadn't been any updates done to date so I tried. this is the error message that persists.
There were some problems installing updates, but we'll try again later. If you keep seeing this and want to search the web or contact support for information, this may help: (0x80240442)
I have been trying different things for about a week now with no success. I followed countless "outdated" tutorials on what to do but nothing works. Tonight I finally found something recent, I thought it was on this forum but I can't find it again, but I will send a screenshot of the "ADMIN Powershell" commands I sent;

The Echo off at the bottom wasn't there before, I tried to repost it a 2nd time and it still didn't work. I think it actually changed the error code to
0x8024401cBut when I tried the fix for that, it went back to the first error. I have a feeling that this error is also blocking me from installing Microsoft Office. I'm hoping once I can update my PC correctly, whatevers caus... Read more

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I have read other threads on this subject and have not found the solution to my problem in them.

The Windows 10 Anniversary Upgrade Assistant Icon appeared on my desktop. I began the process to update and received the error, SOMETHING WENT WRONG (code 0x80070057).

Then I took the following steps:

Did a CC clean of drive. Got same response.
Did a disk doctor and then tried again. Same response.
Did SFC/scannow. Got same response.
Did checkdsk/. Got same response
Did Windows update diagnostic and got SERVICE REGISTRATION IS MISSING OR CORRUPT.

What do I do to correct the problem?

A:Windows 10 Anniversary Update

This worked for me. May not solve your issue but worth a try. (see my post)

"Got it updated. On the MS Forum it seems to have been an issue for lots of users. One work around suggested was to disconnect (immediately) any wifi/ethernet connection when update sticks at 2%. Count to 30 or 40 and re-connect."

Strangely this worked and update completed.

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I'm trying to install Windows 10 anniversary update, but it says I have to unintall HP Client Security Manager first. Is there a way around this? I'm using HP Client Security Manager 8.3.18.2044. Thanks.

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Everything seems to be running OK, but computer takes longer to shutdown.Has anyone else notice this ?

A:Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Originally Posted by zplugger


Everything seems to be running OK, but computer takes longer to shutdown.Has anyone else notice this ?



Do you have Fast Startup turned on in Power Options/change what the power buttons do?

That speeds up boot time, but makes shutdown a bit slower, as then the system needs to write your current state to a hiberfile.
More information at the top of this tutorial: Fast Startup - Turn On or Off in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

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After updating windows 10 anniversary, pc often remains frozen for a few seconds. It's a common problem to other PCs.  Do you have a solution?

A:Windows 10 anniversary update

Valterred The Anniversary Update (AU) is a whole NEW version of Win10.  The previous was 10586; this is 14393 -- and the community Win10 forums are awash with folks whose machines, which had previously been running Win10 without problems, SUDDENLY developed problems either trying to install this Update, or after installing this Update.My desktop has been running Win10 without problems since the earliest days of the Insider Preview over a year ago and it's sailed through Update after Update without problems.  So, you can imagine my surprise when the AU trashed my PC -- to the degree that I restored it from an image backup. What MIGHT work is something known as a repair-install.  This is the least destructive of all the Windows recovery functions and rewrites the Windows system files, including the drivers, leaving your data, settings, and applications intact.To do this, you will need to use the link to download Win10 installation media and either burn a DVD or create a USB stick: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/media-creation-tool-install?ocid=ms_wol_win10Note that when you go do download and build install media, the tool defaults to matching what is already installed on your PC (as in, Home for Home, 64-bit for 64-bit).  Make sure you select the same version as needed for your PC. If you do not, the resulting media will be different and will force you to enter a NEW product code!Once you have that media, follow the instructions in t... Read more

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I just installed the Anniversary update in Windows 10 and now my Sprout boots extremely slow. Does anybody else have this problem and any idea how to fix this?

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Should I update to windows 10 anniversary? Has anyone had any issues with the update?

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Hi, I have a Sony Vaio that started giving BSODs very frequently (about every 20-30 min). Can occur at any time, whether browsing or working. I first noticed a CPU performance issue (running at near 100% all the time). Upgraded memory from 4GB to 8 (max this laptop can hold). Then started getting BSODs.
I then replaced HDD, but can't get past a clean installation of Windows 7 as it crashes with HIDclass.sys BSOD. Disconnected mouse (only USB device I have), still crashes during install. Had to reinsert old drive to get online. With old HDD in place I can't even get past a Windows repair with the recovery disks as it crashes during that, and always seems to be some new fault (athrx.sys, dxgkrnl.sys, npfs.sys, ntfs.sys...)


Specs: Vaio VPCf-11kfx/b Windows 7 home premium 64 bit.

Minidumps:
https://onedrive.live.com/?id=31328B...328BA1CA4A01F5
Ran all sorts of system checks (memtest, chkdsk, etc.) all hardware passed. Updated all drivers through Vaio care.
I hope someone can look at the minidump files and see if it is a hardware issue I'm having. Thanks!

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