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  1. WPhoner's Avatar
    the $Windows.~BT folder on my sys says it is 6.19G.. compressed 4.7G (in properties) it was dloaded today at 3:19pm..

    I am an insider, and bought an I7 laptop last Friday and was crushed when I got home and couldn't install 10240 because they has closed the insider program.
    I haven't gotten the prompt yet but I'm going to try launching the install now.

    windows insider, win8.1
    Toronto, Canada
    07-28-2015 11:48 PM
  2. Joe Rodak's Avatar
    Just got mine too! Installing now!

    Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
    What kind of computer? I've gotten it on my Surface Pro 3 but not yet on my desktop.
    07-28-2015 11:52 PM
  3. illidanx's Avatar
    Thanks for the command. Worked like a charm. Donwloading 2.1GB now and 10% already. It's fast.
    07-28-2015 11:54 PM
  4. Jikangire's Avatar
    My C:\$Windows.~BT folder on my desktop PC is 5.99 GB in size, (4.47 GB Size on disk), and holding. The download appears to be done, however even though it is 1:10AM EST, the updater refuses to let me start the install process. On my Surface Pro 3, however, the update was immediately ready to start right after midnight. I've tried the commands others have recommended to start the install process on my desktop however it doesn't seem to do anything. I understand that Microsoft is doing a rollout for the update, however I would think this rollout has something to do with the download itself, not the actual install process. I could be wrong though.
    07-29-2015 12:14 AM
  5. Withheld's Avatar
    Windows 10 media creation tool is located here
    www Microsoft com/en-us/software-download/windows10
    L Beezy and waeras like this.
    07-29-2015 12:20 AM
  6. vodda's Avatar

    It is interesting that the Insider PC's are getting an update - I do t know if it is a updated from 10240 or if it is simply a final test of the upgrade - though that seems odd to me.
    I am an insider and have 10240 installed, but there are no fresh downloads from me, should I get some?
    07-29-2015 12:23 AM
  7. AmbiiorixMateo's Avatar
    I am an insider and have 10240 installed, but there are no fresh downloads from me, should I get some?
    Same here! :( u solved?
    07-29-2015 01:22 AM
  8. Rafael Yousuf's Avatar
    To check whether your download is coming, look for a folder called:
    $WINDOWS.~BT
    In the root of your C:\

    If its not there, check there are folders dated with todays date, here:
    C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download
    Files start here, before being unpacked into the location above.

    If those folders don't exist, type this at the command line:
    wuauclt.exe /updatenow
    (This worked for me, and my download has started)

    Hope that helps. If you have to hit Windows Update with a hammer, try this:
    1.Uninstalled the KB2976978
    (In an elevated cmd prompt)
    1.net stop wuauserv
    2.rd /s /q C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution
    3.net start wuauserv
    I had the folder, but when i ran this command it downloaded addition 114MB. I think you can use this command to speed up the process as well.
    07-29-2015 01:30 AM
  9. TechAbstract's Avatar
    Command Prompt
    wuauclt.exe /updatenow
    worked for me. Awesome. I am downloading blazing fast :)

    Update: Missing boot.wim file to start the installation.
    Last edited by TechAbstract; 07-29-2015 at 02:14 AM.
    07-29-2015 01:55 AM
  10. igorhk's Avatar
    Windows 10 media creation tool is located here
    www Microsoft com/en-us/software-download/windows10
    Does it really work? I selected the Upgrade option and it is downloading now but it seems all a bit too simple, why bother with the command prompt then?
    07-29-2015 03:58 AM
  11. oneiros's Avatar
    Same here, I didn't forced the update download since the folder was yet there. The thing is that in the Windows Update chronology I keep seeing the "update to Windows 10" one failing due to error 80240020.
    Trying to manually launch the update.exe in the folder I get your same error about boot.wim missing...

    Update:
    I've found the solution, the boot.wim error is due to corrupted download installation image...and since unfortunately Windows seem not able to verify the integrity by itself you have to force the redownload the whole update package.
    Not a big deal just go into "C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download" and delete everything in that folder. Then run the command prompt as an administrator typing in "wuauclt.exe /updatenow".
    Then check in Control Panel > Windows Update if your Windows 10 start re-downloading.
    It actually gave me some error in Windows Update the first time I tried the command, the second dime worked ;)
    I'm 82% downloading it right now, let's hope this time everything will work!
    Last edited by oneiros; 07-29-2015 at 04:47 AM.
    07-29-2015 04:01 AM
  12. farhatuddin16's Avatar
    How Bro1!!?

    Did u update windows 10 on ur pc ?
    Last edited by a5cent; 07-29-2015 at 04:58 PM.
    07-29-2015 04:53 AM
  13. Bobvfr's Avatar
    Update:
    I've found the solution, the boot.wim error is due to corrupted download installation image...and since unfortunately Windows seem not able to verify the integrity by itself you have to force the redownload the whole update package.
    Not a big deal just go into "C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download" and delete everything in that folder. Then run the command prompt as an administrator typing in "wuauclt.exe /updatenow".
    Then check in Control Panel > Windows Update if your Windows 10 start re-downloading.
    It actually gave me some error in Windows Update the first time I tried the command, the second dime worked ;)
    I'm 82% downloading it right now, let's hope this time everything will work!
    I was getting a bit peeved, Surface Pro 3 all done, wife's laptop and Surface Pro all done, my desktop, the one machine I am desperate to see 10 on was stuck on failed updates with boot.wim error, I had tried the "wuauclt.exe/updatenow" a few times but it only worked once I cleared the folder mentioned by you.

    Currently installing now.

    Update on my update, no still going round in circles, got an awful lot of "Upgrade to Windows 10 Pro" with the word failed following it.

    Would like to see 10 on the desktop today....

    Further update on my update:

    Now doing an 8G download at very high speed. Which is lucky as I have to go to work in two hours.
    Last edited by Bobvfr; 07-29-2015 at 05:40 AM.
    07-29-2015 05:11 AM
  14. Bobvfr's Avatar
    Getting really upset now, 8G download, ages "Getting ready" then it stops and says "Check your PC" so I click on Check now and it goes back to no updates are available.

    On the upgrade to Windows app it says I am good to go.

    It is an HP 500-141 6g and plenty of other specs so shouldn't be a problem, running 8.1 Pro with media center (All kosher).

    Anyone got any ideas.
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    07-29-2015 06:00 AM
  15. Rafael Yousuf's Avatar
    This is what i am getting after cleaning the SoftwareDistribution folder and forcing the WindowsUpdate service to download it again:win10_2.png

    Any help appreciated.
    07-29-2015 07:33 AM
  16. chucknorris1337's Avatar
    My installation failed as well. I did the steps, my brother's PC worked like a charm, but my laptop fails. It downloads, preparing to install => failed. I redid the steps like 3 times, redownloaded and all, still fail.
    07-29-2015 07:58 AM
  17. nikolai131's Avatar
    This update from win8.1 to win10 is driving me crazy... So I forced the installation, it downloaded, it started installing and then I got to the point where a black screen with circle with % counter appeared and saying "Your system may restart a few times while installation" then it restarted and I am back to win8.1 >.< *sigh*

    Any suggestions what to do or what might be causing the problem?
    07-29-2015 08:00 AM
  18. Iam Gray's Avatar
    This is what i am getting after cleaning the SoftwareDistribution folder and forcing the WindowsUpdate service to download it again:Click image for larger version. 

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    Any help appreciated.
    me too. 8 times failed since 28/7
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    07-29-2015 08:09 AM
  19. jschipmann's Avatar
    me too. 8 times failed since 28/7
    Yep, all my systems are failing lol

    Custom Desktop / gaming rig w/ Rampage V extreme, 5930k @ 4.4GHz and Titan X
    Laptop Asus ROG G751JT
    Surface Pro 3
    custom HTPC

    tried the deletion of files as suggested earlier and forced the download again on each machine and none work. The only one that actually seemed to do anything was the laptop which said it was installing, said a reboot was required and upon reboot... TAAADAAAAA back to windows 8.1 lol
    07-29-2015 08:31 AM
  20. Tempest790's Avatar
    If you download the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool, it also has an option to upgrade straight from the tool. I stopped the Windows Update upgrade (didn't seem to be doing anything), and ran the tool. It's processing right now. You don't need to create a media disc or USB flash drive.

    Install options:
    Upgrade (keep files and settings)
    Upgrade (keep files only)
    Clean Install

    Will report back how this finishes up.

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10


    Update...
    Crapped out on me with an error code on the first reboot. Way to go Microsoft. Will try to resume through the Windows Update instead. Oh well.
    Last edited by Tempest790; 07-29-2015 at 08:48 AM.
    07-29-2015 08:34 AM
  21. MikeSo's Avatar
    I get the same errors you guys get. I've "deleted and forced manual install" twice and it shows it's downloading in WU, only to fail installation.

    I tried the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool and selected to install it and got this helpful error message:
    win10installerror.png
    LOL

    I will try ISO I guess. Pretty frustrating experience so far.
    07-29-2015 09:08 AM
  22. Tempest790's Avatar
    *Sigh*

    More errors. WTF. This is on a run of the mill Lenovo H530s with no extravagant software or hardware.

    Trying again...
    07-29-2015 09:10 AM
  23. gaknigge's Avatar
    I used the download tool and then installed from a flash drive from Windows 8.1 desktop so the license is transferred to Windows 10. So far so good.
    07-29-2015 09:32 AM
  24. Rafael Yousuf's Avatar
    I restarted the download again. Getting really frustrated here...
    07-29-2015 09:45 AM
  25. MikeSo's Avatar
    I tried selecting a USB drive instead of the PC in the Media Creation Tool, and got the same useless message as above.
    I guess I'll just leave it and hope Windows Update fixes itself somehow.
    07-29-2015 09:50 AM
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