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Cannot upgrade my Windows 10 Build 1909!!!!

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Hello fellow tech savvies lol.

For the life of me, I just cannot upgrade my 1909 system. :mad:

Tried it a with 2004, now with 20H2 - nil, nada, nothing. It just rolls back due to some inconsistency in either the h/w or the s/w. :(


Trouble is, I've got a ton of both on and I just can't be bothered to start removing stuff and do a trial-and-error project for this, just because clearly M$ are incompetent gits. :oops:

I'm reading online that I'd need to uninstall my AV and/or my firewall? Also disable Bitlocker, SecureBoot and all sorts? Are these clowns for real? :confused:

Anyway, I'm attaching a jpg of the Error though I'm sure most of you prolly seen it before.

Any help would be appreciated... a lot.

Cheers for reading my rant lol.
 

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Hello fellow tech savvies lol.

For the life of me, I just cannot upgrade my 1909 system. :mad:

Tried it a with 2004, now with 20H2 - nil, nada, nothing. It just rolls back due to some inconsistency in either the h/w or the s/w. :(


Trouble is, I've got a ton of both on and I just can't be bothered to start removing stuff and do a trial-and-error project for this, just because clearly M$ are incompetent gits. :oops:

I'm reading online that I'd need to uninstall my AV and/or my firewall? Also disable Bitlocker, SecureBoot and all sorts? Are these clowns for real? :confused:

Anyway, I'm attaching a jpg of the Error though I'm sure most of you prolly seen it before.

Any help would be appreciated... a lot.

Cheers for reading my rant lol.

Try this restore before trying the upgrade.

From an elevated CMD prompt (as Administrator) copy / paste:

dism.exe /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth

Hit enter and wait.

If all goes well try preparing your own USB upgrade drive with info from here:

 
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Thank you.

Did the restorehealth bit just now. No issues.

USB upgrade... you mean format a USB drive with one of those images and boot with it?
 
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Ok, used rufus before, so I'm good.

Highly doubt it'd be successful though. As I said, I've got a ton of stuff on. :oops:


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I was thinking to use the decrypter to make an iso for rufus.

Good enough, ya think?
 

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Tried it plenty of times and failed.

Maybe my luck will change with rufus (crossing fingers :oops:).

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Spoke too soon. ISO creation with decrypter reported errors (and failed :confused:).
 
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I was thinking to use the decrypter to make an iso for rufus.

Good enough, ya think?

Try the ESD Decrypt tool and the ESD file.

More than one path to the same destination goal.
 
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In any case, I was always trying from within Windows.

Either from the Windows Update or with the Media Creation Tool.

Maybe if I boot with a USB disk, I have a better chance?

But if the failure to upgrade is due to my Security suite say, then nothing can be done, unfortunately. :mad:
 
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Maybe if I boot with a USB disk, I have a better chance?

Yes, from outside Windows there is a better chance.

If that fails then I would look harder at your security suite.
 

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At this point I'd use a different computer to make the boot drive..
 
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At this point I'd use a different computer to make the boot drive..

Or toggle on / off the security suite after disconnecting wired or wireless internet, so the PC is isolated. (roll up patches will have to be applied afterwards)

I've had many a botched image and kept trying repeatedly into frustration.
 
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The installation failed in the FIRST_BOOT phase with an error during the BOOT operation.

These errors are generated due to a misconfigured registry on your computer or due to a shortage of space on your hard drive.
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- in startup temporary disable all services not from Microsoft
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Well, same shit different day lol.

Couldn't install with the USB disk from the outside, due to this fine M$ extravaganza.

The upgrade option isn't available if you start your computer using Windows installation media.

If a copy of Windows is already installed on this computer and you want to upgrade, remove the installation media and restart your computer. After Windows has started normally, insert the installation media and run Windows setup blah blah.


So, I've tried from within Windows again - however, I've had all the cables to my USB devices unplugged as well as the Ethernet cables and also Permanently Disabled my AV and Firewall solutions. But, I forgot the Bitlocker I have on my boot drive.

Anyway, disabled the XMP in the BIOS and the CSM support (Secure Boot) as well.

Different message in the Blue Screen (Memory Management) - same shit. Doubt it's the Bitlocker I forgot though. It could be anything.

No wonder I've never paid a penny for them M$ bozos lol.
 

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Well, same shit different day lol.

Couldn't install with the USB disk from the outside, due to this fine M$ extravaganza.

The upgrade option isn't available if you start your computer using Windows installation media.

If a copy of Windows is already installed on this computer and you want to upgrade, remove the installation media and restart your computer. After Windows has started normally, insert the installation media and run Windows setup blah blah.


So, I've tried from within Windows again - however, I've had all the cables to my USB devices unplugged as well as the Ethernet cables and also Permanently Disabled my AV and Firewall solutions. But, I forgot the Bitlocker I have on my boot drive.

Anyway, disabled the XMP in the BIOS and the CSM support (Secure Boot) as well.

Different message in the Blue Screen (Memory Management) - same shit. Doubt it's the Bitlocker I forgot though. It could be anything.

No wonder I've never paid a penny for them M$ bozos lol.

Is your BIOS /UEFI the newest / most recent? For whatever motherboard you have?

Have you unplugged all but the boot drive?
 
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1. Yup. F9i (Gigabyte Aorus Z390 Extreme)


2. No. As I said, highly doubt this is due to such little things. It's either a driver or a program.

Funnily enough when I tried to upgrade to 2004, I had all the cards removed as well. Obviously didn't remove the drivers - they just weren't loaded in memory during the upgrade attempt. For instance, if useless M$ checks if all the drivers in the system are signed, then naturally it will fail cause I have an Asus Essence STX II installed as well.
 
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1. Yup. F9i (Gigabyte Aorus Z390 Extreme)


2. No. As I said, highly doubt this is due to such little things. It's either a driver or a program.

Funnily enough when I tried to upgrade to 2004, I had all the cards removed as well. Obviously didn't remove the drivers - they just weren't loaded in memory during the upgrade attempt. For instance, if useless M$ checks if all the drivers in the system are signed, well it will fail cause I have an Asus Xonar STX II installed as well.

Search 0x30017 and found this and others:

 
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What is the decryptor? I've never used a second app to do this.
Download the Media Creation Tool, choose download ISO, when ISO downloads, find the setup .exe and click it. follow prompts, choose to keep my files and personal stuff.
If that doesn't work, then get the ISO the same way, once it downloads, use Rufus to make a bootable USB. Boot from USB.

If that doesn't work, you might try this: https://www.sysnative.com/forums/downloads/sfcfix/
 
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Nothing wrong with the health of the system files.

Been there, done that.

Thanx
 
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What is the decryptor?

In a new file folder place the following two items:
Download the Decrypt Tool and unpack /unzip the file.
In the same master folder download the ESD file.
Move the ESD file into the unpacked Decrypt sub folder
Run, Decrypt-ESD.cmd.

It will prepare an ISO file for your use.

Try it.

Nothing wrong with the health of the system files.

Been there, done that.

Thanx

I would say you are on your way to a Fresh Install for your special circumstance.
Did you look at the other links regarding turning off UEFI security options and the like?
 
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I would say you are on your way to a Fresh Install for your special circumstance.
Did you look at the other links regarding turning off UEFI security options and the like?
Looks that way, but it will be a bloody nightmare. Don't think I can do it actually. Fiddled around with too many settings in too many programs. :(

Well as I said, disabled the Secure Boot, but forgot the Bitlocker. But it could be anything really. Got a NAS, a Thunderbolt drive (Samsung X5) and all sorts of peripherals.

As far as software is concerned, got 2 different VPNs for different purposes installed, UltraISO also deals with virtual CD drives, Virtual Box installs its own Ethernet adapter and so on and so forth.

Cannot be doing this for every Windows release. I (we) need a decent messaging system from M$ and a tool to decipher them meaningless messages. Come to think of it, if I was in fact a US citizen as well as a paying customer, I'd most definitely get a gun and rush into their headquarters and start shooting.

Only kidding lol.
 
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