Fix update/upgrade troubleshooter
Problems with upgade to higer version with SSD disk
Company computer does not want to upgrade to a higher version.
Missing DLL files. (of video cards etc.)
Windows 10 Upgrade to higher version goes wrong with a SSD drive
Upgrading Windows 10 to a higher version will not work for a number of SSD disks.
This is the case with PCs with an X299 chipset and NVMe SSD.
The SSD drive will then be seen as a USB flash drive
The message is normally fixed by setting the Windows partition to active.
Within Windows, you can do this as follows:
Open Computer Administration by successively clicking the Start button , Control Panel, System and Security button, System Administration button, and then double-clicking Computer Administration button. If you are prompted for the administrator password or a confirmation, type the password or a confirmation.
Click on Disk Manager in the lower left corner of Storage.
Right-click the primary partition you want to make active, then click Mark partition as active, and finally click Yes.
A second possible solution could be to change a registry value.
CAUTION: Changing the incorrect settings in the register may cause programs to stop working properly or the computer to stop starting up. Microsoft does not support these changes and is not responsible for any damage suffered.)
Press the Windows button + r
Type of government
Go to: HKEY_LOCAL__MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control
Change the value of the PortableOperatingSystem from 1 to 0 (open by double-clicking)
After handling, restart the system and try the upgrade again.
A third situation, is a too small reserved system partition and then especially with SSD disks. You can, with the help of a partition manager, enlarge this partition above 500MB. These tools are often available free of charge and on the Internet. Only do this if you understand what you are doing.
Message persists and upgrade fails.
If you keep receiving this message, you can start looking for where it is wrong.
Simple is to clone the SSD drive, or an image of it, to a normal hard drive and then upgrade it.
After upgrading, the applied procedure can be reversed so that the upgrade is placed on the SSD disk.
With a normal MBR hard disk you will see the C and then the part of 450-500 mb* with the system files and then possibly a D partition.
(* XP was 7 mb, 102 mb for Windows 7, 350 mb for Vista/Win8.1 and 500 mb for W10).
From that C you make an image
You have to format the SSD disk with 1 partition and then throw that image over it.
Then you create a partition of 500 mb without a drive letter.
NVIDIA and AMD video cards are not always compatible with a higher version
Then it is possible that when you start up you will be notified that you are missing a couple of DLL files.
Write down what you miss, e.g. NVMcTray and/or NVCPL.dll
You can download these from this site
Business PC or laptop
If you have a company laptop or computer, then that upgrade may be blocked.
Below are the settings you may need to reset first.
How to defer Windows 10 Upgrade using Group Policy
you´re looking to postpone the Windows 10 Ugrade for a longer
period, it´s possible to delay updates for up to 180 days.
provides two branch readiness level for receiving feature updates.
The Current Branch gets updates when Microsoft considers that
the features are ready. Then the Current Branch for Business
feature updates when Microsoft confirms it´s ready for enterprise
deployment. If you want to delay updates as long as possible, you should
be selecting the Windows Update for Business (WUB)
option, in addition to delaying updates for 180 days.
option is also only available for Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise, and
Education, and you can only configure it using the Local Group Policy
defer feature updates using the Local Group Policy editor, do the
the Windows Key + R keyboard shortcut to open the Run
the following path:
Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components >
Windows Update > Defer Windows Updates
the Select when Feature Updates are received policy.
Defer Windows Updates (gpedit)
the Enabled option.
Options, select the Current Branch for Business
option from the drop-down menu.
for how long you want to defer upgrades. You can defer receiving feature
updates up to 180 days.
Check the Pause feature updates option to temporary pause major release from downloading and installing on your PC (this is the same as using the Defer feature updates option in Settings). The pause will remain in effect for 60 or until you clear the check box.
Select when Feature Updates are received policy
to complete the task.
to defer Creators Update on Windows 10 Home
you´re running Windows 10 Home, as soon as the Creators Update, or
another feature update, rolls out it´ll download and install
automatically. However, you can set your Wi-Fi connection as metered,
which limits how the OS access uses an internet connection, and when
enabled, updates won´t download automatically to your PC.
defer feature updates on Windows 10 Home, do the following:
Click the Wi-Fi network you´re connected link.
Settings, Wi-Fi options
Under Metered connection, make sure to turn on the Set as metered connection toggle switch.
Wi-Fi settings, Set as metered connection
caveat with this feature is that it only works with when connected using
a Wi-Fi network. However, metered connection for Ethernet
adapters is available starting with the Windows 10 Creators Update.
method will block all kinds of updates, meaning that your computer will
be unprotected until you disable the metered connection.
this guide goes through the steps to prevent installing the Windows 10
Creators Update from installing automatically, it´s not meant to
discourage your installing updates. On Windows 10, and on any operating
system, updates are important to keep your device up to date and secure.
Creators Update not only improves the OS, but it
brings a slew of new features,
such as Cortana on full-screen, Night
Light to adjust the blue light that the screen emits at night,
3D and mixed reality capability, themes, improvements on the Start menu
and much more.
guide is only meant to postpone the update to a later date, until you
know for sure that bugs and issues that may appear during the early days
have been fixed to reduce issues on your PC, laptop, or tablet.
you installing the Windows 10 Creators Update as soon as it comes out or
you´re planning to wait? Tell us in the comments below.
Switch off total updates (not recommended)
Update assistant is disabled
It must be activated again.
Below is the method of blocking it.
That, in turn, must be undone.
Type in the lower left-hand corner of the task scheduler and then click on it at the top.
Then click on the left side of the screen
Klick on microsoft/windows
Go to update orchestrator
Blockin updates Right-click on each update assistant and turn off.
To restore the assistant, switch it on again.
Blocking updates & upgrades windows 10
Press the Start button, type grouppolicy , and open the respective result. Now head to Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Update and open Configure Automatic Updates. Enable the setting and under Configure automatic updating, choose 2 - Notify for download and notify for install.