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Can't get windows 10 upgrade.

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    win 8.1 pro

    Can't get windows 10 upgrade.


    Hi, I am having trouble registering/installing windows 10.

    On my laptop I got the registration popup in the taskbar a few weeks ago and entered my details without problem but the option to do this has never appeared on my main pc.
    I have tried everything I can from google (various scripts, registry edits, running gwx.exe) and nothing is working.

    I have then downloaded the MediaCreationToolx64 from microsoft which runs the windows 10 downloader, this tool opens a window which downloads and then checks files but then simply closes with no message of any kind once it has done this.

    I have fully updated windows, checked all the updates are installed necessary for the upgrade, windows is genuine and the pc is reasonably powerful.

    Exact specs are:
    Windows 8.1 pro
    i5 2500k
    8gb ddr 3
    2x geforce gtx 970
    hitachi 250gb ssd
    2tb hdd


    Please can somebody help me, I have spent the last 2 days tearing my hair out over this and I am supposed to be off work relaxing

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Go here, Windows 10 You can either select "Upgrade this PC now", or create install media to do the upgrade with. I used the upgrade this PC now option and upgraded my 4 PC's. One failed setup, but all went fine when I tried it a second time.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    win 8.1 pro


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Go here, Windows 10 You can either select "Upgrade this PC now", or create install media to do the upgrade with. I used the upgrade this PC now option and upgraded my 4 PC's. One failed setup, but all went fine when I tried it a second time.
    Thanks, it worked that way

    (the first option failed, but creating it on usb did the job)
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Good stuff.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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