- Oct 16, 2020
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I just did an in-place upgrade to 20H2 on two different HP laptops, which went smoothly once I disconnected everything that was attached to my USB ports, and was then able to install all the latest updates as well. I couldn't create a bootable DVD, I guess because the ISO is now too large to fit on a DVD, and Windows won't let you do it to a Blu-Ray. I created an ISO on the desktop on each, mounted and installed on both. I also was able to create a USB boot disk. I did system Image backups on a portable hard drive on each, and created a flash drive recovery drive for each. When I did the image backups, I also tried to create System Repair DVDs for each. One laptop created it just fine. The other one told me it "couldn't create a repair disc because the selected disc did not contain a valid windows installation", followed by "a system repair disc cannot be created without a Windows installation disc." I did the exact same thing on both laptops, so I don't understand the why the problem occurred or how to fix it. The laptop that created the disc ok is an HP 15-b2344wm with a 1 TB WD SATA SSD and 8GB of memory. The one with the problem is a 15-da0053wm with a 1 TB WD PCIe/NVMe SSD in the M.2 slot where the Optane memory used to be. Dioes anyone have any suggestions?