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Technical Preview, updating from build 10041 to 10049, 32-bit

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I'm just curious if anyone has had any success in doing this?  I know I'm not the only one who's having problems, but am wondering how universal it may be.  I have tried now three times over a period of several weeks.  It always gets to 30% and stalls dead.

 

I'm actually pretty amazed, at this fairly late date, that major Windows Updates like this are unable to actually update.  This sort of problem is characteristic of alpha software, but Windows 10 should be very well in to the beta stage by now.

 


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No problem on my side updating to the latest build 10049 x86
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Thanks for the reply.  I'll be curious to see (if responses continue) what the proportions of "having problems" versus "not having problems" are.  The upgrade started (this time) around 11:30 PM on 4/10/15.  It's been sitting at 30%, again, for who knows how long with no sign of disc activity.  This time I intend to let it go much longer since I've had several reports of upgrades taking in excess of 24 hours (which is a problem that Microsoft has to fix).

 

I've been trying to install on on old Dell Inspiron 1720.  I've been impressed with the speed that I'm getting out of Win 10 compared to the original Win Vista.  I've also been a bit surprised at just how "not yet ready for primetime" many things are.  I really hope that they end up offering a theme that's not the currently trendy "flat" format, which I hate.  I also work with individuals who are significantly visually impaired, and the flat theme with no button colors until/unless you hover over them, makes targeting anything much more difficult.


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MS have now released an ISO http://microsoft-new...049-iso-images/
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Thanks for the pointer, but if this is like most ISOs that means I would be starting from scratch. I'm not willing to do a full system wipe install to upgrade between builds on Windows 10, not even for the technical previews. 

 

I'm still sitting at 30% just like this morning.  I'll wait to see if they eventually fix whatever it is that's keeping some of us from updating via Windows Update.  If they can't do that, and soon, I fear that Windows 10 will end up being just as popular as Win 8 was.  There's just no excuse at this stage of the game for Windows Update being unable to seamlessly upgrade between builds.


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Aye it is getting close to release. At the moment Spartan lives up to its name although Cortana now works outside the US

I do hear that a new build is coming soon so mayhap that will resolve this issue, although from my gleanings it appears that on some systems the net connection gets disable for some reason at 30 to 34 percent
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I guess we shall see.   I gave up and did a hard shutdown this morning and allowed things to roll back to build 10041.  This particular feature works quite well.

 

I know I won't be doing another "from scratch" install until/unless the official release of Windows 10 comes out as a no-cost-to-the-user OS, as is rumored.


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You can use the ISO to do an upgrade.I did this with my Dell laptop, using the iso to go from 10041 to 10049.

 

I simply mounted the iso by right clicking on it and selecting Mount then doing the upgrade install.

 

I had problems upgrading 10041 to 10049via WIndwos Update running under Oracle VirtualBox until I deleted the existing C:\WIndows.old folder tree using either Disk Cleanup or CCLeaner.

 

Once I did that then the update worked okay. I then used the ESDtoISO tool to create the ISO that I used as I described above.


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MS have now released an ISO http://microsoft-new...049-iso-images/

 

That's not an official Microsoft released ISO as far as I can tell. They are being hosted on mega which is definitely not MS related or authorized so I would steer clear of these ISOs.


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Ooops sorry wrong link just looking for the proper one now
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Well, the "end of the story" is that I had to install build 10049 from scratch using a disc burned from the ISO image.

 

It never would update through windows update.  When I tried to do the upgrade install option from the ISO disc that simply wouldn't work, and I tried more than once.  The only thing that would work was a completely fresh install, so I bit the bullet and did one.

 

I wish I could say that build 10049 was less problematic than 10041, but it hasn't been.  I'm getting way more spurious notification messages on this build than the last including constantly being told that a reboot is scheduled and that I need to re-enter my credentials.

 

They've still got a lot of bugs to work out!!


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You are already two builds out of date. 10061 and 10074 were released. I've done both clean installs to a virtual client under Oracle VirtualBox and a upgrade install to my Dell 15R laptop.

 

The one time I had a problem doing an upgrade was because there was already a C:\Windows.old. Also good to disable your anti-virus and anti-malware programs.

 

The reboot message still exists in 10074. MS has another month, month and a half to get Windows 10 ready for RTM. I'm not sure they are going to make it but they will probably release anyway and try to fix it after. They want Windows 10 available for the back to school crowd.

 

The only thing I see on Windows 10 I actually like is the improvements made to Command Prompt. I don't use Apps and still don't the flat, squared look or the continued intrusion of UAC  into my use of the computer. As of now I'm planning on staying with Windows 7 on one computer and 8.1 on the other. I'll probably upgrade the laptop to 10 when it's released just so I'll have one to play with.


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I "write-o"ed in my last post based on the title of the thread and my original intent.  The build I'm on is Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview Evaluation Copy:  Build 10074.

 

Since I'm on the "slow" update setting I hadn't been aware of 10061.

 

I'm pretty much with you on all of your other comments.  I will definitely upgrade the testing laptop I've been using to Win 10 when the time comes, but I'll be waiting a lot longer before I consider doing that with my "daily driver" which is Win7 or my partner's laptop, which is Win8.1.

 

I personally hate the "flat look" UI.  It looks and feels like a huge step backwards as far as I'm concerned.  I do hope that Win10 will have themes that allow the user to go back to a 3D look and feel.


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