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Note: In all of these methods, you should observe one simple rule. Because WIN10 is tied to your BIOS/hardware. Turns out that method #2 was much easier and far quicker than #3 would have been. Its been so many years since I did the upgrade I forgot how so I went in doing a clean install on a new SSD. http://wowtechminute.com/windows-7/windows-update-fix.html

Are MS going to sort this out or what? Took it to "experts" after trying everything I could think of to do repairs (I had forgotten I had original disks for the upgrade from Vista to Win7. "Expert" said there How does using the CR compare? Now to install them, you must use the StandAlone installer, WUSA, BUTyou must FORCE IT to simply do it without searching forever.

Windows 7 Won't Update After Fresh Install

Looking over Microsoft's announcement about this release, I discovered that you need to install a few prerequisites before you can install the CR: Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1), which is Something is kerfluie. Skip product key. 2. Aaron C August 3, 2015 at 6:34 pm # "Should" being the key word here.

Wol August 19, 2015 at 11:02 am # Martin: I spent 30 mins with M$ yesterday asking whether I can reinstall 10 since I am going back to seven (huge number I have only kept it for win 10 and photoshop - I can't do a clean install of win 10 as it won't do the initial load. It is all "machine" or "hardware" based as far as the upgrades go. Kb 949104 Released 10/20/2015 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3102810 I downloaded this standalone installer, and it too is stuck "searching for updates on this computer" I triple checked that it was the right update.

It'll not ask for a product key because windows is already activated. July 30, 2015 at 3:18 pm # I was in MajorGeeks yesterday, & there I saw Windows 10, apparently available to anyone as a free download.Strange, or did I miss the The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1/4.6.1 updates and driver mode framework updates were installed afterwards. Subsequently, in several of my personal attempts to bring the old system back to life I found out the copied .vhdx file(s) were made for Win8.1.

Back to top #13 FreeBooter FreeBooter Members 2,339 posts OFFLINE Gender:Male Location:Turkey - Adana Local time:11:33 PM Posted 13 July 2016 - 11:52 PM If you have a third party Microsoft Fixit Tool For Windows Update Issues If the existing install of Windows is on some other partition, Windows 7 should still activate. If it works, you're all set. What will happen if I go ahead and upgrade with generic key?

Windows 7 Won't Update 2016

When I arrived home later last night, I woke up the PC and saw that Windows Update was now "installing update 1 of 101," so I decided to nurse it to Once Windows 10 Pro finished installing, I checked my activation status and found - much as I expected - it was NOT activated (it has the generic product key of VK7JG-NPHTM-C97JM-9MPGT-3V66T).And Windows 7 Won't Update After Fresh Install Brian is also the author of Windows 7 and Vista Guide to Scripting, Automation, and Command Line Tools and Windows XP Under the Hood. Windows 7 Fresh Install Will Not Update Now, activation will work.

I had to reboot 4 times and put the machine into recovery, then I went to Windows 10 without actually doing anything, and upon startup it was activated. this contact form It worked!!!! Is there an activation issue because the hardware has changed? The problem is I was expecting this to work as good (or even better) than the Windows 8 install, which was able to read the BIOS product key and did not Windows 7 Update For Windows Update

At least this is what I have been finding since Nov-ish... Buy for $1192. I upgraded in-place, successfully, then wiped machine and used the Media Creation Tool to install Windows 10 cleanly. have a peek here Here's what you do want to see.

He has authored or coauthored many of Que’s best-selling Windows books, including Que’s leading Windows books, Windows 8 In Depth, Windows 7 In Depth, and Special Edition Using Microsoft Windows. Windows 7 Won't Find Updates Reply Martin Brinkmann July 31, 2015 at 2:08 pm # N editions of Windows don't include Windows Media Player by default. Please re-enable javascript to access full functionality.

Back to top #5 kaljukass kaljukass Banned 291 posts OFFLINE Gender:Male Local time:12:33 PM Posted 13 July 2016 - 11:25 AM A few days ago I did the same thing.

I talked about a completely new, clean installation, I used about three years old DVD with SP1. Reply Justine Chang July 30, 2015 at 8:11 am # I am having this exact same problem. Thank you again. Windows Update Client For Windows 7: June 2015 Here's a scenario that bothers me.

Yes, it is exactly the same version.I actually found a way to do a phone activation through a command line prompt (seeing as how there is no more "do it by It would be interesting to know if other people who have activated Windows 10 Pro successfully also have the same key (it ends in C6) but I would presume they do.As This hassle together with not being able to use Bitlocker due to the home edition restrictions makes me probably decide to stay on Linux. Check This Out Hit ENTER and let it roll.

Looks like I will study up on the Rollup method and do that John C. So maybe it is just activation server issues. After Windows 7 is set up, and you've booted into the desktop, run Windows Update, download any pending updates, reboot as needed, and repeat until there are no more updates. Reply Edwin Stewart July 29, 2015 at 6:53 pm # Yep..This just a silly, unnecessary mess. :P Reply Arend July 29, 2015 at 6:57 pm # Absolutely.

Keep in mind, my HTPC was also running a copy of 8.1 Pro (Genuine). Full of new tips and shortcuts, it’s the fastest, best way to master Windows 8.1’s full power, get comfortable with its radically different interface, and leverage its new tools for everything Windows 10 Pro VK7JG-NPHTM-C97JM-9MPGT-3V66T Speccy, Avg Tuneup, and a standard vb script are showing another key. In my experience, every machine i have upgraded (3 so far) have the key ending HCFC6 once activation is complete - I have yet to clean install any of them.As I

Paul, I consider you one of my personal deities. :) Login or register to post comments Itsmy Name on Nov 6, 2014 Method #2 worked perfectly for me. Remove HD#1 3. I used an external USB HD case, but you could easily do this with Google Drive, Dropbox, etc... 8. Activate windows 10 on ssd.Thoughts on if this will work?