windows 10 downloaded but nothing happens..

September 14, 2015 at 00:19:31
Specs: Windows 8.1, 4gb
Hi all

very frustrating as I've trawled the forums and also tried everything but nothing happens

long story short,I have windows 8.1 on my laptop,did all the critical/updates,restarted problems

the windows 10 pop up appears fine as i follow the prompts etc ,since i don't want to wait i downloaded the windows creation tool from the official page,that downloaded fine and also ran fine..but then nothing happens,even after restarting

what am i missing here?

appreciate any help because i have run out of ideas here


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September 14, 2015 at 00:20:31
also i forgot to add.i receive NO error messages whatsoever...

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September 14, 2015 at 00:43:46
Are you saying that you have followed steps 1 & 2 here: but nothing happens? No choice of "Upgrade this PC" or "Create installation media"?

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September 14, 2015 at 00:46:22
When you downloaded the media creation tool, did you download the ISO? What i would recommend is, download the ISO burn it to a DVD (for future use) then run it from the DVD. You will then go through the process of upgrading..

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September 14, 2015 at 00:55:53
yep i get to that option and i click on "upgrade this PC" runs thru the download process,,all good..then the windows closes and nothing else happens

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September 14, 2015 at 06:21:15
The media creation tool, as the name implies, downloads an ISO, that you need to burn to a DVD or install to a USB key. Once you do that, you can boot off of the media you created, and install Windows 10 manually.

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October 8, 2015 at 18:24:21
Why does Microsoft never give any instructions on how to make therir things work? They are like these invisible untouchable gurus who put stuff out there that rarely works right, but they offer no help to anyone.

I have the exact same problem with nothing happening after Windows 10 downloads. We should not have to go to trouble of creating more discs, etc. to make their products work.

Why bother offering Windows 10 at all if it doesn't get into my computer in a way that it will work.

I think my next computer will be Apple. I'm sick of Microsoft's products.

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October 8, 2015 at 20:20:06
You should create your own thread if you ahve a question and want help.
In general, you have a few options to do the upgrade.
1- You an go through the 'Get Windows 10' option icon.
2- You can do the Download Windows 10 directly and install it.
3- You can run the media creation tool (as above) to create a DVD in order to install it from outside of Windows, on machines which are having more software issues and you just want to do a clean install, or if you want to install it on multiple machines and do not want to do the download for each one of them.
The first two will walk you through everything without needing any instructions as long as you read each of the questions before hitting OK (always recommended). The last option is more for tech people who would know how use the ISO image to create the install media and want to do this extra step to possibly save a few steps later.
A lot of people want to trash MS but they are still be best game in town. Apple is not any better, they often try to make things appear to be simpler but that is because they tend to hide options, this means that if you want to do something a little differently than they think you should do it, then you have a lot of trouble forcing it to do it your way. With Windows you can often do something 4 or 5 ways depending on your preferences but with Apple you have to learn their way of doing things and learn a whole list of shortcut keys to do otherwise simple things. Yes, short cuts are great and save time, especially when you do them repeatedly, but if say you are not sure how to do something that you rarely do, with Windows you can probably find one of the 6 possible ways to do it yourself but with Apple, it is either use the short cut or go through an elaborate multiple step process that may be even harder to find. They are no better than Microsoft, they control everything from the hardware to the software to how your iPhone will connect. If you really want something different, be brave, build your own machine and install a free operating system like one of the Linux distributions. I have worked with Apple and even a little with Linux and in general, I prefer Windows (I just skip a few when I can (ME, Vista, & 8 (though not as completely as the other two)).

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December 17, 2015 at 11:22:11
I found that if I went to the folder where the setup program was, (it was called GetWindows10-Web_Default_Attr.exe) and I right clicked it so I could open it as an administrator, it started the process, whereas previously I also got nothing.

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