Solved Why doesn't Windows 10 complete its own installation?

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January 30, 2016 at 10:10:22
Specs: Windows 8.1, AMD A8/4 Gb
I have tried to install Windows 10 several times. The Windows 10 pre-install screen said the computer met the requirements. After the first failure, I used Windows Update Troubleshooter that fixed any problems. I am able to download the files but the installation stopped. I thought it was a time issue so I let it run. It started again but after 1 1/2 hours, it totally stopped and started to download the files again.

Thank you.
Brian W


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#1
January 30, 2016 at 10:43:39
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I'm afraid you are not alone - some computers seem to have trouble with the upgrade and the reasons are quite different for each one. Ensure all your drivers are up to date before you start again. Get them from your computer manufacturer and not one of the driver websites that litter up the internet.

Some of the links here might be of interest:
http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/how-to/w...

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#2
January 30, 2016 at 13:40:42
"I have tried to install Windows 10 several times"
Download Windows 10 Media Creation Tool.
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?Lin...

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#3
January 30, 2016 at 20:46:45
Use the download version or even the burn DVD version:
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/sof...
Understand that if your Windows 7 or 8 machine is set up with an admin account and a regular account, you MUST be logged in as the Admin account in order to perform the install (not counting install/ boot from the DVD). Even if you approve the install as an admin or Run as admin, if you are logged in as a user then it will fail on the later parts (it restarts and 'forgets' that it has admin approval since it defaults to your last log in).

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#4
January 31, 2016 at 07:35:43
Derek,

Thank you for your suggestion. I will update all of the drivers via the manufacturers' websites and get back to you after I try to install Windows 10 again.

Thank you.
Brian W


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#5
January 31, 2016 at 07:36:31
Johnw.

I will try you suggestion and get back to you after I try to install Windows 10 again.

Thank you.
Brian W


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#6
January 31, 2016 at 07:38:08
Also see response #3 which arrived since the others.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#7
January 31, 2016 at 07:38:24
Fingers,

I am already the administrator for my computer so I do not think that was the issue. I will try the download version and get back you after I try to install Windows 10 again.

Thank you.
Brian W


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#8
January 31, 2016 at 16:30:52
Derek,

I checked the drivers and they were all up-to-date. Instead of using a wireless WIFI connection, I tried a wired connection and it worked; I was able to install Windows 10.

Thank you.
Brian W


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#9
January 31, 2016 at 16:32:00
Johnw,

I was able to install Windows 10 by using a wired WIFI connection rather than a wireless one.

Thank you.

Brian W


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#10
January 31, 2016 at 16:32:49
Fingers,

I was able to install Windows 10 by using a wired WIFI connection rather than a wireless one.

Thank you.
Brian W


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#11
January 31, 2016 at 16:42:49
Good to hear and thanks for the feedback that wired connection worked for you as opposed to wireless (WIFI).

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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