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  • Windows 10 upgrade problems – and what to do about them

    Posted on February 17th, 2017 at 09:19 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    A dozen top problems, and what you can do besides assuming a fetal position.

    This guide targets two separate but intertwined groups: Those who have recently upgraded from Win7 (or, less likely, Win8.1) and those who have upgraded from an earlier version of Win10 (likely the November Update, Version 1511) to a recent version (as of this writing, probably the Anniversary Update, Version 1607).

    InfoWorld Feature.

    UPDATE: Gunter Born has an interesting revelation about error 0xC0020012 on his Born City web site.

  • Is 46 GB not enough free space to install Windows 10?

    Posted on March 15th, 2016 at 10:42 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Interesting question from reader A:

    It is not my intention to give you more work than you already have, but perhaps, you’d like to know this.
    A friend of mine has Win7 on his desktop.
    Used space: 53.9
    Freed space: 46.0
    He wanted to install Windows 10.
    But he was unable to. According to Microsoft logic there was not enough free space.

    I wrote back to A, asking for more details, but there’s obviously something wrong. Have any of you hit the problem? And solved it?

    Best guess I have at the moment is to stick a blank USB drive in the computer and try again. The Win10 installer may use free USB space for the installation.

  • Anybody out there have trouble installing Windows 10?

    Posted on September 25th, 2015 at 15:28 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    I have a few problems filed away, and I’ve bumped into many others, but I’m interested in knowing if you, or someone you know, encountered (and solved) an installation problem.

    This is very focused on installation and the immediate aftermath – setting up users, that kind of thing. I’m gathering information for an article.

    If you hit a problem installing Win10, let me know in the comments here. Also let me know if you want to be identified by name. If you found a solution to the problem somewhere, fill me in on it – and if there’s a link to more info that’s still working, all the better.