Win 10 Home to Win 10 Pro Upgrade, but lost boot record


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I appeared to have migrated successfully and used the Pro system successfully for two days. On a cold boot, I got an 0xc000000f error message that said my boot configuration was missing or corrupted. The vendor tells me that an installation disk is not available for their refurbished systems, leaving an ISO file as my only solution.

1) I'll be downloading the ISO file to a flash drive on the Home system. How do I preserve the Pro system edition? (I have it's product key.)

2 ) Will a 3.72 GB drive be big enough?
 
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Hi GSIng,

You can download the Windows.iso file from here:

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


On the above website do the following:
  • Click the Download tool now button then in the pop-up select Save
  • Once the MediaCreationTool.exe has downloaded, the pop-up will refresh. Click Run
  • The User Account Control alert will prompt you. Click Yes
  • You will now see a series of screens:
The License Terms

img1.png


Click on Accept


Getting a few things ready

img2.png


Just wait a moment. You'll shortly be taken to the next screen automatically.


What do you want to do now?

img3.png


Select the second option: Create installation media then click the Next button


Language, Architecture, Edition

img4.png


On this screen you have four things to do:

1. Remove the check next to Use the recommended options for this PC
2. Select the language that matches the language you are using on your Windows 10 Professional edition
3. Select the edition that matches the edition you installed
4. Select the Architecture type that your Windows 10 Professional is using. i.e. 32-bit or 64-bit

After doing the above four things, click the Next button


Choose the media format

img5.png


On this screen you can either select USB flash drive or ISO file.

If you choose ISO file, you'll need to manually burn it to a DVD later.

I believe you mentioned you intended on using a USB Flash Drive, so in your case, select that then click on the Next button. Note: While it states on this screen that the USB Flash Drive needs to be at least 4 GB's, the website recommends 5 GB or more. Make sure the Flash drive is empty too, as it will be completely formatted and only the installation media will be written to it.

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Select a USB Flash Drive

img6.png


On this screen you select the Flash drive you intend using, then click the Next button

Make sure your USB Flash drive is attached and turned on. If it wan't then hit the back button, attach the device, turn it on, then click Next again.


Getting things ready

img2.png


You'll see this screen again, just briefly.


Downloading Windows 10

img7.png


Now Windows 10 will begin to download. This will take some time so be patient.

Note: The files being downloaded will work for Windows 10 Home and Windows 10 Professional editions.


Verifying your download

img8.png


You are taken to this screen automatically once the download completes. It is now verified.


Creating Windows 10 media

img9.png


After verification you are automatically taken to this screen where your media is created.


Your USB Flash Drive is Ready

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Finally, all going well you will reach this screen. Click Finish.​


At this point you are ready to boot from your USB Flash drive. You may need to enter your BIOS to set the computer to boot from the USB Flash drive.

When you've booted from this you will reach this screen:

img11.png


Click the Next button.


This will take you to this screen:

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Click the hyperlinked Repair your computer.


That will take you to this screen:

img13.png


Click the Troubleshoot option.


That will take you to this screen:

img14.png


Click on Advanced options


That leads you here:

img15.png


Click on Command Prompt


At the prompt type the following command:

Code:
bootrec /rebuildbcd
Press your Enter key

You will be prompted to confirm. Type Y then press Enter key

The result of these command will appear like so:

img16.png


Close the Command Prompt window.

Shut down your computer.


All going well, when you next restart computer it will boot normally for you.


Regards,

Regedit32
 
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I appeared to have migrated successfully and used the Pro system successfully for two days. On a cold boot, I got an 0xc000000f error message that said my boot configuration was missing or corrupted. The vendor tells me that an installation disk is not available for their refurbished systems, leaving an ISO file as my only solution.

1) I'll be downloading the ISO file to a flash drive on the Home system. How do I preserve the Pro system edition? (I have it's product key.)

2 ) Will a 3.72 GB drive be big enough?
We were close, but no cigar. When i entered the "bootrec / rebuildbcd", the command prompt screen listed the four options available for the bootrec command. I reentered the same command using he capitalization shown on the screen, but got the same result.

As mentioned in my original request for aid, I only have a 3.72 GB flesh drive. On the first build of the bootable drive, the completion got to 98% or 99%, and failed the verification stage. It then automatically rebuilt the drive and passed verification.

Later today, I will buy a larger flash drive and try again.
 
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Hi GSIng,

You can download the Windows.iso file from here:

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


On the above website do the following:
  • Click the Download tool now button then in the pop-up select Save
  • Once the MediaCreationTool.exe has downloaded, the pop-up will refresh. Click Run
  • The User Account Control alert will prompt you. Click Yes
  • You will now see a series of screens:
The License Terms

View attachment 5936

Click on Accept


Getting a few things ready

View attachment 5937

Just wait a moment. You'll shortly be taken to the next screen automatically.


What do you want to do now?

View attachment 5938


Select the second option: Create installation media then click the Next button


Language, Architecture, Edition

View attachment 5939

On this screen you have four things to do:

1. Remove the check next to Use the recommended options for this PC
2. Select the language that matches the language you are using on your Windows 10 Professional edition
3. Select the edition that matches the edition you installed
4. Select the Architecture type that your Windows 10 Professional is using. i.e. 32-bit or 64-bit

After doing the above four things, click the Next button


Choose the media format

View attachment 5940

On this screen you can either select USB flash drive or ISO file.

If you choose ISO file, you'll need to manually burn it to a DVD later.

I believe you mentioned you intended on using a USB Flash Drive, so in your case, select that then click on the Next button. Note: While it states on this screen that the USB Flash Drive needs to be at least 4 GB's, the website recommends 5 GB or more. Make sure the Flash drive is empty too, as it will be completely formatted and only the installation media will be written to it.

View attachment 5943


Select a USB Flash Drive

View attachment 5941

On this screen you select the Flash drive you intend using, then click the Next button

Make sure your USB Flash drive is attached and turned on. If it wan't then hit the back button, attach the device, turn it on, then click Next again.


Getting things ready

View attachment 5937

You'll see this screen again, just briefly.


Downloading Windows 10

View attachment 5942

Now Windows 10 will begin to download. This will take some time so be patient.

Note: The files being downloaded will work for Windows 10 Home and Windows 10 Professional editions.


Verifying your download

View attachment 5944

You are taken to this screen automatically once the download completes. It is now verified.


Creating Windows 10 media

View attachment 5945

After verification you are automatically taken to this screen where your media is created.


Your USB Flash Drive is Ready

View attachment 5946


Finally, all going well you will reach this screen. Click Finish.​


At this point you are ready to boot from your USB Flash drive. You may need to enter your BIOS to set the computer to boot from the USB Flash drive.

When you've booted from this you will reach this screen:

View attachment 5947

Click the Next button.


This will take you to this screen:

View attachment 5948

Click the hyperlinked Repair your computer.


That will take you to this screen:

View attachment 5949

Click the Troubleshoot option.


That will take you to this screen:

View attachment 5950

Click on Advanced options


That leads you here:

View attachment 5951

Click on Command Prompt


At the prompt type the following command:

Code:
bootrec /rebuildbcd
Press your Enter key

You will be prompted to confirm. Type Y then press Enter key

The result of these command will appear like so:

View attachment 5952

Close the Command Prompt window.

Shut down your computer.


All going well, when you next restart computer it will boot normally for you.


Regards,

Regedit32
Still no cigars

The screen shows:
...
[1] C:\Windows
Add installation to boot list? ... Y
The requested system device cannot be found.

x:\Sources>
 

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Could you create a DVD instead then?

You'd need to change from selecting USB Flash Drive on the choose media screen, and instead select ISO file.

Then after downloading, burn to a DVD.
 
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One point,( excuse me reg) If you finally go for a fresh install. If I read your original post correctly, you have already had a pro install running successfully on your computer. If that is so, then it has , hopefully, been registered with MS. In the initial install stage, when offered, you must NOT put in the product key - by pass that stage.
 
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Could you create a DVD instead then?

You'd need to change from selecting USB Flash Drive on the choose media screen, and instead select ISO file.

Then after downloading, burn to a DVD.
I have downloaded a DVD burner. I will now have to buy a blank DVD. Boy, aren't we havin' fun!
 

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A little off topic but back in the days of Microsoft Vista I was running a Vista Ultimate OEM edition, and after an update had some major issues that did not seem to be resolvable.

After 3 months of emailing Microsoft Technicians, doing what they instructed and still having no success with resolving the issue, coupled with Hewlett Packard's refusal to assist - claiming my issue was a Microsoft problem not theirs - Microsoft out of the blue couriered me a set of Retail DVDs for free with a letter instructing me how to use them.

Problem resolved compliments of Microsoft - which is why I've remained loyal with their products to a large degree.

I know we all hear horror stories and see people moan about Microsoft, but I've personally found that when things go impossibly wrong they do their very best to resolve things with all their diagnostics, and when that will not work, they come up with surprizes like the one I got in the mail :)

So if you still have no joy after all this, don't give up hope. Simply making a free call or email to Microsoft and you never know, they may be able to assist you in getting you a DVD; afterall, you did purchase their Professional key.
 
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Hi GSIng,

You can download the Windows.iso file from here:

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


On the above website do the following:
  • Click the Download tool now button then in the pop-up select Save
  • Once the MediaCreationTool.exe has downloaded, the pop-up will refresh. Click Run
  • The User Account Control alert will prompt you. Click Yes
  • You will now see a series of screens:
The License Terms

View attachment 5936

Click on Accept


Getting a few things ready

View attachment 5937

Just wait a moment. You'll shortly be taken to the next screen automatically.


What do you want to do now?

View attachment 5938


Select the second option: Create installation media then click the Next button


Language, Architecture, Edition

View attachment 5939

On this screen you have four things to do:

1. Remove the check next to Use the recommended options for this PC
2. Select the language that matches the language you are using on your Windows 10 Professional edition
3. Select the edition that matches the edition you installed
4. Select the Architecture type that your Windows 10 Professional is using. i.e. 32-bit or 64-bit

After doing the above four things, click the Next button


Choose the media format

View attachment 5940

On this screen you can either select USB flash drive or ISO file.

If you choose ISO file, you'll need to manually burn it to a DVD later.

I believe you mentioned you intended on using a USB Flash Drive, so in your case, select that then click on the Next button. Note: While it states on this screen that the USB Flash Drive needs to be at least 4 GB's, the website recommends 5 GB or more. Make sure the Flash drive is empty too, as it will be completely formatted and only the installation media will be written to it.

View attachment 5943


Select a USB Flash Drive

View attachment 5941

On this screen you select the Flash drive you intend using, then click the Next button

Make sure your USB Flash drive is attached and turned on. If it wan't then hit the back button, attach the device, turn it on, then click Next again.


Getting things ready

View attachment 5937

You'll see this screen again, just briefly.


Downloading Windows 10

View attachment 5942

Now Windows 10 will begin to download. This will take some time so be patient.

Note: The files being downloaded will work for Windows 10 Home and Windows 10 Professional editions.


Verifying your download

View attachment 5944

You are taken to this screen automatically once the download completes. It is now verified.


Creating Windows 10 media

View attachment 5945

After verification you are automatically taken to this screen where your media is created.


Your USB Flash Drive is Ready

View attachment 5946


Finally, all going well you will reach this screen. Click Finish.​


At this point you are ready to boot from your USB Flash drive. You may need to enter your BIOS to set the computer to boot from the USB Flash drive.

When you've booted from this you will reach this screen:

View attachment 5947

Click the Next button.


This will take you to this screen:

View attachment 5948

Click the hyperlinked Repair your computer.


That will take you to this screen:

View attachment 5949

Click the Troubleshoot option.


That will take you to this screen:

View attachment 5950

Click on Advanced options


That leads you here:

View attachment 5951

Click on Command Prompt


At the prompt type the following command:

Code:
bootrec /rebuildbcd
Press your Enter key

You will be prompted to confirm. Type Y then press Enter key

The result of these command will appear like so:

View attachment 5952

Close the Command Prompt window.

Shut down your computer.


All going well, when you next restart computer it will boot normally for you.


Regards,

Regedit32
... and the drama continues ...
CD-ROM Device Driver for IDE (Four Channels Supported)
(C) Copyright Oak Technology Inc. 1993-1996
Driver Version : V340
Device name : BANANA
No Drivers found, aborting installation

Device driver not found: 'BANANA'
No valid CDROM device drivers selected
 

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Odd error to get given you are working with a DVD not a CD.

When you go into Device Manager, what is showing under the DVD/CD-Rom?


I've got a HP DVD Rom drive, but its using a Microsoft driver and runs fine.
 
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I have downloaded a DVD burner.
Is your computer equipped with a physical, "optical drive" that is capable of "burning" DVDs?
IF so and you need a software package that is pretty good at burning Windows ISOs to DVDs you might consider grabbing the latest version of
http://imgburn.com/
It's free and easy to use. Simply right click the ISO and choose "Open with" and select imgburn from the context menu.
 
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Odd error to get given you are working with a DVD not a CD.

When you go into Device Manager, what is showing under the DVD/CD-Rom?


I've got a HP DVD Rom drive, but its using a Microsoft driver and runs fine.
Remember, I can't boot the target system so I can't navigate to the Device Manager.

The source system is an ATPI iHAS124 W ATA Device. The software is BurnAware Free. It claims it can burn bootable DVDs.
 

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Hmm, I am not familiar with that software.

Trouble's post re Imgburn would be worth trying. I've used that myself in the past and it worked fine on my system.
 
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Doesn't the Home edition have a built in burner program?
 
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Doesn't the Home edition have a built in burner program?
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I tried ImgBurn with the same labor intensive, non-productive results.

As to a Home built in burner :
  1. Windows DVD Maker isn't supported on Windows 10. To create DVD-Video or Blu-ray discs compatible with home-theater components, try using an app. Select the Start  button and then choose Store  under the Start menu. In the Store, search for an app with the features you're looking for.
 
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? Was that for me?

Not sure what you are actually saying, but have a read here:

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/insider/forum/insider_wintp-insider_files/does-win-10-have-a-built-in-iso-burn/befa5e21-a010-45ce-b778-6c32d7096870

P.S. I thought the thread had started with methods of burning an ISO, not making videos etc.??

Your Quote, from here, was regarding making videos:

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/apps_windows_10-winapps/windows-dvd-maker-for-windows-10/6a9be1ae-e1a6-45c5-8e09-62ec6ec46924
 
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? Was that for me?

Not sure what you are actually saying, but have a read here:

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/insider/forum/insider_wintp-insider_files/does-win-10-have-a-built-in-iso-burn/befa5e21-a010-45ce-b778-6c32d7096870

P.S. I thought the thread had started with methods of burning an ISO, not making videos etc.??

Your Quote, from here, was regarding making videos:

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/apps_windows_10-winapps/windows-dvd-maker-for-windows-10/6a9be1ae-e1a6-45c5-8e09-62ec6ec46924
I guess I'm beginning to show a glimpse of my depth of knowledge in this area.

Indeed, right clicking on the windows.iso file downloaded from from the link regeit32 supplied provides a "Burn disc image" option. Will that provide a bootable installation disk? If not, how do I overcome that hurdle?
 
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"Will that provide a bootable installation disk"
Yes. It will.
 
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"Will that provide a bootable installation disk"
Yes. It will.
My desktop anchor booted up, and displayed the four commands available with 'bootrec / rebildbcd'.
Sighhhhhh!!!!
 

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