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- A blank USB stick with at least 8 GB of disk space
- Another working Windows PC that allows you to create a bootable Windows 10 device.
In case things go south, an upgrade in place, whose process was shown in this post to Windows 10 Upgrade, remained on the Select your keyboard layout screen. Follow the steps below:
- Download the media creation tool to another PC. This provides you with a bootable floppy disk from which you can perform an installation.
- Start from the USB device you just created by changing your BIOS settings.
- As we are trying to restore the old installation, we stop where it requires the keyboard layout. Select the US keyboard here and then on the screen Select an option , select Troubleshoot > Prompt.
- In the cmd.exe window, type C: and press Enter. Suppose C is the drive on which your Windows is installed.
- Type the following command Ren Windows.old.old.Windows.old.bak, and press Enter.
- Exit the command prompt and you will return to Select an option that we have already seen.
- Select Use a different operating system > Windows 10 on volume X, where X is a number.
- Give him a few minutes and he will load the desk.
Once this is finished, we are back on our usual desktop screen, and from there, we can start installing Window 10 manually. Since your access is limited if the desktop is not loaded, we use the Task Manager to start the Windows 10 Setup.exe file that is available in the USB.
- Right-click an empty area on the taskbar, then select Task Manager > More Details > Select File, then Run New Task.
- In the displayed dialog box, check box Create this task with administrative rights.
- Select Browse and select the setup.exe file available on the USB stick.
- This starts the Windows 10 upgrade. However, be sure to uncheck the option that tries to check for new updates
Once the upgrade is complete, you can restore all your files from the Windows.old.bak folder.
I hope it works for you!
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