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    Media Creation Tool Fail, and now windows update notification gone

    No success upgrading from Windows 8.1 to 10 with Media Creation Tool. So I did a clean install of Windows 8.1. Win10 gets through the download and part way through upgrade/install before ceasing. No error message. It just gives up and takes me back to desktop.

    So I made sure all updates were run. Retry. Re-fail. Same result.

    So I did a "Clean Boot." Retry. Re-fail. Same result.

    Then I tried doing the upgrade while standing on my head. No, not really, but my head is beginning to feel like it.

    Two questions occur.

    1. After the clean 8.1 install, I no longer have a Windows upgrade notification in the task bar. Is that an issue when installing with Media Creation Tool? In any case, if I can't get Media Creation Tool to work, then I'll need to get back in the queue. How do I get back in line?

    2. Does it matter that my Windows 8.1 install is from a (genuine) Technet evaluation disc? System screen says my "Windows is activated." Are Technet eval versions exempt from the upgrade? I've searched for an answer. The fact i've not found it tells me it is probably not an issue.

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    Which Win 8.1 version is it and was it activated with a corporate volume key ?

    I think there are different rules when upgrading from Win 8.1 Enterprise.

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    This disc said "Microsoft Windows 8.1 (x64)". A key was allocated through the Technet subscription...which may be the same as a "corporate volume key"...I don't know all the lingo with that.
    Last edited by Frodough; 2015-08-01 at 20:16. Reason: correct spelling

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    This is stand-alone. Not Enterprise.

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    Start File Explorer. Right Click on "This PC". Select Properties. Your Windows version is displayed at the top.

    Joe

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    Yes, it is Windows 8.

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    If it says Windows 8 that is won't upgrade. It must be a fully updated Windows 8.1.

    Joe

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    Ah, I see now. The big blue logo is what I was reading. But under the words "Windows edition" it says Windows 8.1 Pro."

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    Just restarted and, after updates, the Windows 10 invite notification is back. I again accepted a Win10 invitation. And that is where I will stay. No more Gonzo-like upgrade attempts through Media Creation Fool unless there first comes a great aha moment.

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    OK. Now all you have to do is wait.

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