1. jim_p

    jim_p MDL Senior Member

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    Sorry for the noob question. A few months ago, I came across a laptop (6th gen i3, 1tb hdd, 4gb of ram) that could not be upgraded past 1809. Every update made it stuck to the known waiting screen for hours (8+) every single time.
    Because of the situation (daily lessons done remotely via webex etc), the owner can not leave it for more than a day, so my time to try anything was limited to like 4 hours and only for a Sunday.

    Could the forementioned script do the job for me? I always keep the latest isos (= 20h2 + March updates) on my drive and in a ventoy based usb stick. Will this script do something else than download the relevant iso for me?
     
  2. BAU

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    #8122 BAU, Apr 7, 2021
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    There are many hops of incompatibilities: <1507 <1607 <1703 <1803 <1903 <2004 but that's usually for very old or specialized systems.
    A 6th gen intel system should have no troubles hardware-wise, but it all depends on manufacturer offering minimal BIOS/UEFI and driver support.
    The script is a wrapper for the official MediaCreationTool, it just downloads the needed version from microsoft, configures a products.xml to unhide Enterprise edition support, and then launches it with parameters that are meant to minimize errors on upgrades.
    Renaming the script to auto mediacreation.bat enables a two-phase processing, first downloading and creating upgrade media, then launching setupprep alternative with the troubleshooting parameters. It's all automatic, once started you don't need to do anything until it's back at desktop - that is, if it succeeds, else it rolls back. This is the best chance for success, but it's not guaranteed, and fresh install might be unavoidable.

    You can also try using your existing usb install media to attempt the troubleshooting upgrade,
    it's enough to create a new text file on the root of the usb drive then rename it to auto.bat with content:
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    @set OPTIONS=/Selfhost /Pkey Defer /DynamicUpdate Disable /Telemetry Disable /Compat IgnoreWarning /CompactOS Disable /MigrateDrivers All /ResizeRecoveryPartition Disable /ShowOOBE None /Eula Accept /MigChoice Upgrade /Auto Upgrade /Action UpgradeNow
    @if exist "%~dp0sources\setupprep.exe" start "w" "%~dp0sources\setupprep.exe" %OPTIONS% &exit/b
    @if exist "%~dp0x64\sources\setupprep.exe" start "w" "%~dp0x64\sources\setupprep.exe" %OPTIONS% &exit/b
    @if exist "%~dp0x86\sources\setupprep.exe" start "w" "%~dp0x86\sources\setupprep.exe" %OPTIONS% &exit/b
    
    And launch auto.bat instead of setup.exe
     
  3. jim_p

    jim_p MDL Senior Member

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    I willt try it then, once all this ends and I get the laptop back. I assume a procedure like this one will take more than those 4 hours I can have my hands on that laptop, right?
     
  4. BAU

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    It took less than 1h on an ancient lifebook s7110 with a lame hdd, 2GB ram and a dual-core joke, and that was upgrade from windows 7.
    For windows 10 - windows 10 upgrades and a more recent potato, 15 to 30minutes (on a hdd). But I guess it depends on the crap installed.
    Setup runtime in excess of 2h is a clear sign of troubles.
     
  5. stasio

    stasio MDL Expert

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    Hi guys,

    I am on 1909.....18363.1474 build.
    Windows update forcing me to update to 19041/2 build.
    How to stop this?

    Edit:
    I prolong update until May 2021.
     
  6. erpsterm35

    erpsterm35 MDL Expert

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    what edition of 1909?
    look for the Windows10Upgrade.exe file in the \Windows\UpdateAssistantV2 folder and delete it (if it exists), and also delete the entire UpdateAssistantV2 folder. and also uninstall "Microsoft update health tools" from the Programs & Features control panel (that one gets installed from recent revisions of KB4023057)

    1909 home/pro have support until May 2021 while 1909 enterprise/education have support up to May 2022
     
  7. stasio

    stasio MDL Expert

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    #8127 stasio, Apr 8, 2021
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    Thx, yea my is Pro version.
    There is no UpdateAssistantV2 folder and "Microsoft update health tools".
     
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