Cannot upgrade from Win10 ver. 10240 to version 1511

Oct 12, 2015
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This is my LAST effort to upgrade from Win 10 Pro version 10240 to version 1511
It gets stuck at configuring at around 44%, I get error oxy1900101-ox30018. Installation failed in First_Boot phase.
I have uninstalled all Nivida drivers- no luck.
Followed links supplied by a MS tech who couldnt wait to get rid of me.
The links used the Media creation tool then the download. When it fails it automatically reinstalls the old 10240 version.
I have done this about 5 times.
The only thing I can do is BUY a version of Windows PRO , uninstall the version on my SSD and install the disk version.
I have a Mushkin enhanced Chronos Deluxe SSD on my PC. Could this be the source of the problem? My laptop has had no issues with any upgrades and does not have an ssd.



Noob Whisperer
Nov 19, 2013
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My suggestion would be to first
Try clean booting the system and see if that produces any relief. Run it like that for a day or two and check Windows Update manually in the interim to make sure everything is up to date.

Use the steps for Windows 8 / 8.1 (same for Windows 10)

Easily done and easily undone.

You're basically just disabling all Startup Items and all non-Microsoft services. Do no mess with the Microsoft services. Be sure to check the box to hide them before proceeding.

Then obtain the 1511 ISO from here
Windows 10 at the top of the list not single language at the bottom, correct language and bit version.

Use ImgBurn from here to burn it to a DVD or Rufus from here to burn it to a USB ThumbDrive to create your installation media. Use that media to run setup.exe from within your current version of Windows to perform the in-place upgrade.

In advance of attempting the upgrade, this time, disconnect any and all USB connected peripherals, printers, any USB Dongles supporting wireless keyboards or mice and especially any that support wireless networking. Leaving only a wired USB keyboard and a USB wired mouse.
AND if you have any third party security suite software installed….. uninstall it completely including running the vendor specific, proprietary removal tool (Google it).

Early in the Upgrade process you will see an opportunity to download updates as part of the process.
DO NOT do that, so…. Uncheck the box or choose not now, or do this later or however it is presented just choose the NO response (it’s been a while so I don’t remember exactly how it is worded).
The only thing I can do is BUY a version of Windows PRO , uninstall the version on my SSD and install the disk version.
AND that shouldn't be necessary. If you have 10240 installed and activated then you can reinstall Windows 10 (custom clean install) including 1511 10586 without making any purchase
Failing that, if your computer has a COA sticker with the product key for the previous qualifying version of Windows you can use that product key when prompted during the clean install.

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