Upgrade fails

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  1. ScottyS

    ScottyS Active Member

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    My upgrade has failed many times, I get error code 80070003.
    MS leads me to run WindowsUpdateDiagnostic which has found and fixed problems, but it still fails.

    I tried to Refresh, but Windows tells me necessary files are not present.
    I'd prefer not to do a full Reinstall.
    Any ideas?
     
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    You could try a refresh or find a Microsoft Store as they are committed to helping with upgrade issues hands-on.
     
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    It wouldn't do a refresh, said files missing. MS Store is a good idea, I am near one and bought it there.
    Thanks.
     
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    If you've removed the Recovery Partition or it's damaged you'd have to Reset/Refresh from a Recovery USB.
     
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    Yeah, don't know why. Disk Management showed several Recovery partitions and OEM partition.
    In any event, I did a full Restore from a USB Win8.1 Recovery drive I had made to Windows 8.1, let it do 131 updates, then upgraded to Windows 10.

    Don't know if you want to mark this as "solved", unless a full restore is considered solving a Windows problem.
     
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