Win 10 upgrade slow then hangs at 99%

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by jdd58, Jul 26, 2016.

  1. jdd58

    jdd58 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2008
    Posts:
    525
    Location:
    Arizona
    I've been trying to upgrade a Dell Win 7 Pro machine to Win 10 but the upgrade is slow and hangs at 99% even after running all night. It is an I3 with 8GB of ram. I've done 2 other upgrades on lower spec machines that didn't take more than 2 hours. The only security software running is MSE and EMET. Any ideas what the conflict may be?
     
  2. zapjb

    zapjb Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2005
    Posts:
    3,518
    Location:
    USA - Back in a real State in time for a real Pres
    Disable EMET?
     
  3. jdd58

    jdd58 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2008
    Posts:
    525
    Location:
    Arizona
    I was going to uninstall MSE and EMET before I try again. I'm almost certain I left EMET on my laptop when I upgraded it.

    I'll wait a bit see if there are any other ideas.

    Also if I use the media creation tool how do I obtain the Pro version? Does the download contain all versions of Win 10 then applies the correct one for the PC being upgraded?
     
    Last edited: Jul 26, 2016
  4. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2003
    Posts:
    57,734
    Location:
    Texas
  5. kaljukass

    kaljukass Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2011
    Posts:
    57
    I have one question before we can go on.
    What is the total size of this partition, where you want to install (upgrade) Windows 10? Important is the total partition size and the free space?
    There is not only one way to upgrade. And that's why I would recommend to make at all clean install, but You must know, how. It is one, but the other is, have You somewhere so much space, to save all Your files there before You will begin with installation.
    Usually upgrade takes about hour or bit more, clean install takes less, but if done, You should reinstall all Your programs. If upgrde, then everything stays as they were before upgrading, but only some programs may be needed to reinstall. But there is usually problem, that everything don't work corrctly after the upgrade is done, and so or so You need do new clean install.
    If You are interested, read this method, by default it was in German, but I translated to English.
    Here it is in English in Portuguese and in German languages. In English is also here.
     
  6. jdd58

    jdd58 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2008
    Posts:
    525
    Location:
    Arizona
    I had restored an image to my pre Win 10 install and tried again. The OS partition is almost 1TB with most of it free. This time I uninstalled MSE, EMET, and another program called Dell foundation services. The install went much quicker but still took 2 hours to get to 94%. After that I left and when I checked again it was done upgrading so I don't know exactly how long it took. At least it is finished. I will make an image of the upgrade and later do a clean install. Thanks for the replies.
     
  7. zapjb

    zapjb Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2005
    Posts:
    3,518
    Location:
    USA - Back in a real State in time for a real Pres
    Glad you're sorted.
     
  8. NormanF

    NormanF Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2009
    Posts:
    1,439
    Windows 10 uninstalls Windows Media Center and has removed support for DVD.

    I have a legacy business desktop PC with a DVD-ROM drive so upgrade to Windows 10 is not worth it.
     
  9. Brian K

    Brian K Imaging Specialist

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2005
    Posts:
    8,634
    Location:
    NSW, Australia
    Your DVD drive will still work.
     
  10. kaljukass

    kaljukass Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2011
    Posts:
    57
    You do not need any image to do, after two days it is already old. You can at any time download new installation media with the latest updates.
    If something to backup, then only personal important files and folders. Only one, make Microsoft account if still not have and register Your pc also there. So in future You don't need no any activation key (activation data will be stored there) and also all important settings are stored there.
     
  11. jdd58

    jdd58 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2008
    Posts:
    525
    Location:
    Arizona
    I like to make an image before and after any major changes so I have something to revert to in case of problems. Also this PC is my wife's, and she hates change so if 10 is no good for her I can go back easily. Don't trust Microsoft's rollback.
    I do not run Win 10 with a Microsoft account on any PC. So far I have been able to upgrade, then clean install at some point later without activation issues. Activation, as far as I was aware, was not tied to a Microsoft account. Correct me if I am wrong. Thanks for replying.
     
  12. Brian K

    Brian K Imaging Specialist

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2005
    Posts:
    8,634
    Location:
    NSW, Australia
    Very sensible.

    Correct. Microsoft or Local account doesn't matter to Activation.
     
  13. NormanF

    NormanF Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2009
    Posts:
    1,439

    You have 30 days to rollback to your previous version of Windows if you don't like Windows 10.
     
  14. kaljukass

    kaljukass Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2011
    Posts:
    57
    A very big difference is, however, let it be as it is.
    Advice can be given only to those who want it.
    And this 30 days rollback, it is simply joke.
     
  15. Kerodo

    Kerodo Registered Member

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2004
    Posts:
    7,779
    This is the best way to go. With an image, you can recover from anything, and also reverse anything. I upgraded to 10 and then later restored my 7 image because I liked 7 better. You can also still do a clean install of 7 even after upgrading to 10, and 7 will still activate normally. Images are fantastic though. I would never trust any so called rollback done by the OS. I use Macrium btw....
     
  16. Minimalist

    Minimalist Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2014
    Posts:
    5,058
    I agree with you, Kerodo. I would never trust some MS "rolback". System image is a way to go.
     
  17. JRViejo

    JRViejo Global Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2008
    Posts:
    20,927
    Location:
    U.S.A.
     
Loading...