[TUTO] Push Windows 7/8/8.1 to download hidden folder $Windows.~BT

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by dosibox, Jul 28, 2015.

  1. G-STAR01

    G-STAR01 MDL Novice

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    Works fine if you have the $Windows.~BT folder otherwise just use the Windows 10 download tool thing.
     
  2. Zardoc

    Zardoc MDL Addicted

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    Good for you dude. :tasty:
     
  3. d3v1L

    d3v1L MDL Novice

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    Upgrade using WindowsUpdate or using ISO is same ?
     
  4. cyberbot

    cyberbot MDL Senior Member

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    using the iso would work even it said VGA is not compatible on VMWARE ?
     
  5. beamslider

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    What version of VMware are you using?
     
  6. cyberbot

    cyberbot MDL Senior Member

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    esxi 6.0 with the latest updates and using VM hardware 11

    thank you
     
  7. cyberbot

    cyberbot MDL Senior Member

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    i have one Windows 7 Pro trying the update using the powershell nothing really happens.
    i've checked on the C:\$Windows.~BT i see the folder has downloaded the files and are there already.
    size 2.83GB

    how can i force it to install ?
     
  8. coleoptere2007

    coleoptere2007 MDL Guru

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    How long have you been waiting since the folder is created ? other way is to upgrade directly from dvd/usb iso.
     
  9. cyberbot

    cyberbot MDL Senior Member

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    i've created a USB bootable however when i tried to update using the usb it asks for the key.
    Note , i did not boot but run the setup directly.
     
  10. coleoptere2007

    coleoptere2007 MDL Guru

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    you can't skip it ? weird, most of people have already done this way :confused:
     
  11. cyberbot

    cyberbot MDL Senior Member

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    i've upgraded so far 5 computers online, none with usb.
    yes its weird i don't see skip button.
    the iso i am using is the dutch one multiple edition Pro/Home ISO 64 bit
     
  12. coleoptere2007

    coleoptere2007 MDL Guru

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    I think the problem is due to the fact you already have the C:\$Windows.~BT folder so the machine is waiting to upgrade via the net and you're trying an installation with the USB key
     
  13. goofyskyhero

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    #114 goofyskyhero, Aug 4, 2015
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2015
    Update fails with error code 80240020, then you might try:

    Locate the registry key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\OSUpgrade]

    It should exist, but if not, create it.

    Create a new DWORD (32-bit) Value with Name = "AllowOSUpgrade" (without the quotes), and set the Value = 0x00000001.
     
  14. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    yep, this does the magic :D
     
  15. cyberbot

    cyberbot MDL Senior Member

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    is this if you have the C:\$Windows.~BT folder ?

     
  16. goofyskyhero

    goofyskyhero MDL Novice

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    Yes, with C:\$Windows.~BT folder but keep failing Windows 10 update with error code 80240020.
     
  17. TShadow

    TShadow MDL Junior Member

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    Works also for error code C1900208.
     
  18. cyberbot

    cyberbot MDL Senior Member

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    Tried to update one Machine with Win 8.1 Pro to Win 10 Pro using the ISO.
    however when i run the setup after a while it shows up error, the key doesn't match the installed key.

    any suggestions how escape this ?
    do i have to create a .cfg file on the Windows Directory ?