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Windows upgrade to 1803 on Elitebook 840 G4 failing

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EliteBook 840 G3
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)



ich try to Update my EliteBook 840 G3 to Windows 10 Release 1803; without success.


- latest Driver from HP are installed

- latest Driver from Inter are installed

- tried Windows Update reset etc.


What can i try more?

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Hello @IT178



Welcome to the HP Support forum.



Installation or upgrade may fail due to :

- corrupted drivers or not updated drivers

- presence of incompatible software (like security software)

- corrupted Windows installation.



Clean Windows installation/reinstallation should do the trick if all of the above cannot be troubleshot with other steps



Here are instructions how to clean install/reinstall Windows 10:



Video reference >>


Windows reinstallation / clean installation :


- You can directly download Windows 10 ISO from MS site or download >> Media creation tool from Microsoft site, create installation DVD or installation USB  and  proceed with clean installation/reinstallation.





Make sure you select the proper version (64 bit / Home or Pro) if asked.


Media Creation tool will always provide you with the latest Windows version/build - now 1803 Spring Creators Update.


- When download completes, you will need to write  the ISO image and boot from a bootable media. You will need a blank USB pendrive (min 4 GB capacity). Use the Media Creation tool.



When ready with the USB drive or with the DVD:


Please, shutdown the computer using the power button.

Insert the Windows USB thumdrive prepared previously

Power on the PC.

As soon as you press the power-on button, start hitting the Esc button repeatedly (like tap-tap-tap).

This should open a HP Startup Menu


Choose F9 to open Boot options. Select the USB thumb drive as a boot option.


- Follow the on-screen instructions to install Windows 10. Perform clean installation/custom installation (not repair).

Delete all existing partitions and install Windows on Disc 0 Unallocated space


- After successful Windows installation, install drivers taken from HP web site or via Windows Update/Device Manager >>


- Make sure Windows is Activated by going to Start > Settings > Update & Security > Windows Activation


- You might want to stop some of the Windows Telemetry by using free tools such as Spybot AntiBeacon or DWS Lite



Hope this helps. Let me know how it goes

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