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    A very slick tool for Windows 10 upgraders

    I'll try to be brief but I wanted to get word out about a utility program that helped with my Windows 10 install.

    Although my Windows 7 PC worked well and had no corrupted system files, my system had corrupt settings and configurations that prevented me from installing Windows 10. When I would download Win 10 thru Windows Update it would error out with an 8007005 error or some other obscure error. I could not launch the Win 10 setup from inside the Media Creation Tool because my PC couldn't even invoke the tool. I even tried to run the setup from a Windows 10 install DVD I had created on another PC and that too failed. Bottom line is that I was totally out of options to install Win 10 on my PC so I called Microsoft and got hooked up with a 2nd level support Tech who ended up spending 2 whole days working on my PC.

    What finally worked for the Microsoft Tech was a Windows Repair tool that he downloaded and installed on my PC from www.tweaking.com. This repair tool had a ton of check boxes on the left of the screen and he checked almost all of them except those that didn't pertain to my Windows 7 Pro OS. Once he fired off the repair process the tool swept thru my whole PC returning all of my setting and configurations to their default settings. After a quick restart I popped in the install DVD and my Windows 10 install went off without a hitch.

    So, if I had found this utility program on the web I would probably have been hesitant to try it but since the Microsoft Tech used it I wanted to get the word out as this utility might help someone else with their install. In fact, I think that had I known about this tool and knew it was safe to use, I think I would have run it before I even attempted to install Windows 10 as I think it would have made the install go the first time instead of the 25th time.

    Hope this helps someone.

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    Nice one Moon, and thanks for sharing

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    YES Iam stillllll trying to install this damn Win10 so here's hoping moondoggy is my savior. Before I throw this damn laptop out the window and go play with me dog instead. oh moondog I am wondering what kinda bucks it cost to get help from a Microsoft tech?
    a week of total frustration,mosie

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    Quote Originally Posted by mosie View Post
    YES Iam stillllll trying to install this damn Win10 so here's hoping moondoggy is my savior. Before I throw this damn laptop out the window and go play with me dog instead. oh moondog I am wondering what kinda bucks it cost to get help from a Microsoft tech?
    a week of total frustration,mosie
    Just cut out the middle man and go straight for www.tweaking.com and remember to run the program in Safe Mode after creating a full system image.

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    Win 10 support is free I believe at http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/...tter_amplified

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    Quote Originally Posted by mosie View Post
    YES oh moondog I am wondering what kinda bucks it cost to get help from a Microsoft tech?
    The amount I paid was ZERO. Microsoft is trying their hardest to make the migration to Windows 10 as smooth as possible so they're actively trying to identify problems and come up with solutions to the upgrade so they're probably waiving their typical support charges. When you call them don't expect to be immediately assigned to a 2nd tier support tech. Instead you're going to be assigned to someone in 1st tier support who will assess your situation and try a few quick fixes but they have limited time that they can spend on the phone with you. When 1st tier support fails to resolve your issue they will setup an appointment with a 2nd tier tech the for a call back.

    I think the number I called was 1-800-642-7676 and you'll have to go thru a automated voice answering system before you get to tech support. Don't be surprised if there's not a considerable queue when you call. Just be patient.

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    Thanks all, I have run every thing that was recommended around here and read everything can find at windows support and also Aaron Stebner's WebLog after doing a refresh so am really at me wits end so am calling support after doing "another backup". What gets me is laptop a yr old and never had troubles such as this during all the yrs with Winxp desktop. (I know enough with WinXP) <sigh>.

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    Add me to the list. I couldn't get Win 10 to install. Downloaded and downloaded (99%) but wouldn't complete and go on to the install schedule routine.

    Following your recommendation, downloaded and used Tweaking ... took almost 2 hr, but then all went as expected and now I'm writing this from W10.

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by mosie View Post
    Thanks all, I have run every thing that was recommended around here and read everything can find at windows support and also Aaron Stebner's WebLog after doing a refresh so am really at me wits end so am calling support after doing "another backup". What gets me is laptop a yr old and never had troubles such as this during all the yrs with Winxp desktop. (I know enough with WinXP) <sigh>.
    Shane, the author of Tweaking.com WR is helping someone else with the same problem on his forum and he has posted a suggestion in Reply #20 of http://www.tweaking.com/forums/index...ic,3459.0.html

    Unfortunately it doesn't appear to have worked for the OP of that thread, but you could give it a go.

    I've posted the link as I don't like to take credit for someone else's work.

    Have you run a sfc /scannow to see what that reports and I'm not sure if I caught which version you are upgrading from.

    Win 8/8.1 also has dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth that can be run from Command Prompt (Admin) if that applies to you and you can see what that reports.

    That cmd is the equivalent of the System Update Readiness Tool for Windows lower than v8.0.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rbollin39 View Post
    Add me to the list. I couldn't get Win 10 to install. Downloaded and downloaded (99%) but wouldn't complete and go on to the install schedule routine.

    Following your recommendation, downloaded and used Tweaking ... took almost 2 hr, but then all went as expected and now I'm writing this from W10.

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    Thanks for the post. It's always nice to here that someone benefited from a post you've made on the forum. This made my whole afternoon.

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    I first tried Windows Repair in May 2013 and was very impressed with the results.

    Have since used it many times on computers that had various kinds of problems, but have found it particularly effective for fixing Windows Updates errors and those vague "permissions" errors in Event Log.
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    I managed to install Win 10 just fine; but, the system got corrupted after a few days. One of the moderators referred me to tweaking.com which did a slick job of sorting my machine out. I also am singing that tool's praises. Glad that you had good results, moondoggy.

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    Moondoggy I wish I could give you a huge hug in person for your post about this wonderful tool. I am gonna buy the pro version because after using every tool I could find for a week, and doing a refresh and running that SubInACL tool and still no Win10, I am posting from my new Win10!
    Tweaking.com took a full day to fix but this am I was able to install Win10. And NO problems with win10 at all.
    XOXOXOXOXOX to 'Moondoggy' for sending me to Tweaking.com And huge hugs to all the wonderful and patient members around here for trying to help me for a week also. I love this forum and so thankful I followed 'Fred Langa' to here!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mosie View Post
    Moondoggy I wish I could give you a huge hug in person for your post about this wonderful tool. I am gonna buy the pro version because after using every tool I could find for a week, and doing a refresh and running that SubInACL tool and still no Win10, I am posting from my new Win10!
    Tweaking.com took a full day to fix but this am I was able to install Win10. And NO problems with win10 at all.
    XOXOXOXOXOX to 'Moondoggy' for sending me to Tweaking.com And huge hugs to all the wonderful and patient members around here for trying to help me for a week also. I love this forum and so thankful I followed 'Fred Langa' to here!
    Maureen
    I think I'm going to blush from all the hugs and kisses I'm so happy to hear from those that tried this utility and were successful in getting their PC upgraded to Windows 10. Before I retired I was an IT Support Specialist and I know how important it is to share a hint, a tweak or a fix with others out there as you never know when you're going to get paid back by someone else's hint, tweak or fix. Hope it continues to work for others that may see this posting.

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    OK, I downloaded it and gave it a try. No dice, still getting that same error and 10 will fail. It tells me that I have a couple of problems that it can't fix, and so far I have not been able to correct either. I am about ready to just say the heck with it and wait until I can do a clean install.

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