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    Open an Administrator Command Prompt and run ...

    Open an Administrator Command Prompt and run

    sfc /scannow

    It will take a while for it to run, just let it run to completion. Note what is displayed after it finishes.
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    Create a new Administrator's level user account...

    Create a new Administrator's level user account and set it up with a password. Try the upgrade logged into that account.
  3. I recommend using the Media Creation Tool...

    I recommend using the Media Creation Tool and running the upgrade from a USB stick.

    Create a new Administrator's level user account and set it up with a password. Try the upgrade logged into that...
  4. Go to Control Panel > Programs and Features and...

    Go to Control Panel > Programs and Features and click on "Turn Windows features on or off" in the left pane. Expand .NET Framework (you will likely have more than one instance).

    If any checkboxes...
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    If you are running third-party security software...

    If you are running third-party security software you may need to completely uninstall it in order for the upgrade to work. Once upgraded, you should be able to reinstall it.
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    The error code you report is one which indicates...

    The error code you report is one which indicates a permissions issue — Access denied. Running without a password, even as an Administrator, can trigger "Access denied" errors when a process involves...
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    Are you running without a password?

    Are you running without a password?
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    I finally got around to my laptop today, a Dell...

    I finally got around to my laptop today, a Dell E5420 dual booting 8.1 Pro and 10 Pro. After updating and creating a drive image, the 8.1 Pro side upgraded without a hitch using the USB stick I...
  9. Have you tried running in Safe Mode? Have you...

    Have you tried running in Safe Mode?

    Have you tried the Media Creation Tool on another machine?
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    I recently upgraded 8.1 Pro with a Vizio 32" LED...

    I recently upgraded 8.1 Pro with a Vizio 32" LED TV connected via HDMI without difficulty.
  11. I'm going on the assumption that your reserve...

    I'm going on the assumption that your reserve partition is directly behind your OS partition. If you can successfully shrink your OS partition to create free space between the OS partition and the...
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    I always use the verify option. But the only way...

    I always use the verify option. But the only way to truly verify a drive image is to restore it back to the drive. I do this from time to time (I have multiple backup images) just to confirm my...
  13. "0x80070643" is a .NET error code. Is your...

    "0x80070643" is a .NET error code. Is your Windows 7 fully updated?
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    In a local account (even Standard user) Go to...

    In a local account (even Standard user) Go to Control Panel > User Accounts. In User Accounts, click on "Make changes to my account in PC settings". In Settings > ACCOUNTS click on "Sign-in...
  15. In order to expand a partition it must have free...

    In order to expand a partition it must have free space at the end. It can't be expanded if the free space is in front of it.

    If the free space that you need is in front of the partition, slide...
  16. Interestingly enough, it has changed overnight. ...

    Interestingly enough, it has changed overnight. On the W8.1 -> W10 side, Windows Media Player now plays movies correctly.

    Also, what I failed to mention in the OP is that in the W7 -> W10 side,...
  17. My Nokia 1520 (in the slow ring) is in the middle...

    My Nokia 1520 (in the slow ring) is in the middle of the upgrade now.
  18. Interesting Phenomenon in Dual Boot Windows 10

    On one side of the dual boot is Windows 10 Pro upgraded from Windows 7 Ultimate. The other is Windows 10 Pro upgraded from Windows 8.1 Pro.

    On the W7 -> W10 side, Windows Media Player plays .mpg...
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    I did all the prep, downloaded the Media Creator...

    I did all the prep, downloaded the Media Creator and built a USB upgrade drive (the page wouldn't load in Windows 10, but no error message; booted into 8.1, launched IE and there it was!), and...
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    I have two dual-boot systems, desktop and laptop,...

    I have two dual-boot systems, desktop and laptop, that are both running Windows 10 Pro as primary, 8.1 Pro on the other side. I'm preparing myself mentally to take on the task of...
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    At present it is the PC that is associated with...

    At present it is the PC that is associated with the Windows 10 License, not the user. Windows 10 can still be installed using a local account. You can setup a Microsoft account later if you wish. ...
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    Once your laptop has been successfully upgraded...

    Once your laptop has been successfully upgraded to Windows 10, it is given a hardware ID by Microsoft on their servers. That hardware ID is the license for Windows 10 and will remain valid for that...
  23. If by "preferred look" you mean the Start menu,...

    If by "preferred look" you mean the Start menu, there are some free and some inexpensive downloads available that present a Windows 7-style Start menu. Classic Shell is one of several. I use...
  24. 14342.1004 made it to the slow ring tonight. The...

    14342.1004 made it to the slow ring tonight. The update just finished a few minutes ago. I'm hoping it will help the multi-tasking issues I've had. Posting a picture to facebook gets as far as...
  25. Evidently your installation of Windows 10 used...

    Evidently your installation of Windows 10 used install.esd instead of install.wim (if you installed from Microsoft, that's more than likely what happened). You'll need to locate your install.esd...
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