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12-02-2020 10:14 AM
Fails to install Windows 10 1909. Taking hours. Finally get to a Black screen with mouse Pointer. Back out last update which takes us back to version 1809.
Keeps happening, even with registry entry for no auto update.
12-02-2020 10:28 AM - edited 12-02-2020 10:42 AM
HP Slimline 290-a00xx what is XX you left off full model and no product ID # told, nor if boot drive is HDD or SSD.
A0046 has 1TB HDD, see , why true models matter, TMM. tell what you own first.
and if this is a MS push notification upgrade, (not done by your own hands, )
56 GB PCIe® NVMe™ M.2 SSD .some models have this, a0005 does. does yours, if yes, problem is MS. only.
fresh install or what? (no details or context of what is going on shared)
using what method, DVD, USB stick both from MS web site and USB install builder, ive no idea how you tried this.
or he F12 recovery
or other media from say off ebay or amazon
or from any ISO anywhere on earth but not HP and no MS> see that, vast numbers of sources most are wrong.
from the likes of (torrent sites?)
now how to install fresh windows 10, most or many udates fail for lots of reasons even too long a jump
like 1809 to 1908 is huge and 20H0 is current so you are not current, with your media builds.
I guess this is MS push failing IDK what. l can not see you or your screen, so sorry.
do fresh install, w10 to w10 , called and INLINE upgrade a w10 magic trick loved buy all that hate w7.
the click keep apps and data
boot it and at end of phase 1 do not all any USB drives plugged in, nor allow DVD disks in the tray. nor external HDD pressent.
the when it tells you time to reboot, let it do what per above. line.
then in phase 2 if complete the job.
now about HDD.
do you have so old HDD in there that fails smart testing. if yes it will never run right or install correctly ever.
I run this great free app
100% free, 100% safe and true free not fake free cripplerware junk, NOT THIS, I own there other products too and life license on those, but this is free.
if any line on the C: drive shows fail the HDD IS NO GOOD for 100% sure, buy new drive or get SSD
The HDD must be good, first. 1st things 1st, or spend a week doing nothing.
if I had it and HDD was good, I'd fresh load w10, seen large jump upgrades fail for sure long closeted PC not used.
1909 is 1 year old
12-06-2020 10:27 AM
Sorry you didn't get any more replies, so let me see if I can help.
A PC that old will not have any current BIOS or firmware updates, and even if it did, those would have to be run using an OS version no longer on the PC, so they would not install.
Also, MS no longer provides downloads for Win10 v1909 -- but you are willing to do some work, there is an alternative I present below that might work for you ...
You can try using Windows images downloaded using the tool from this site:
Click the Download: Windows-ISO-Download.exe link. This will download that file to your PC. Double-click that file to run it.
Download the tool, run it, and do the following:
1) Select Windows 10 at the upper right
2) Under Select edition, select Windows 10 Home Pro under the version 1909 heading
3) Click the Confirm button
4) Select the product language, click confirm button
6) Select either the 64-bit download
7) Select a folder to save the file -- it's downloading 4GB or so of data, so that will take a while depending on the download speed. The progress bar might not show any progress but when the download is nearly done, a window will pop open indicating the ISO file is being moved from a temporary download directory to the folder you selected. The screen will then say Download Complete.
Once you have this, download and install RUFUS and use the option to create a bootable USB stick from the ISO file.
I am a volunteer and I do not work for, nor represent, HP
12-19-2020 09:18 AM
you are doing a long jump
that means microsoft does not want to do that long jump from 1809 to 20h0 up.
so you have 4 choices
1: is HDD failing SMart test, that is first on any PC near or over 5 years is it, the PC or drive, if fails that NO OS on earth runs on bad HDD. upgrade to SSD if HDD is bad. end the endless cycles of failures.
2: ask microsoft.com why there update fails it is there OS for sure.
1 TB 7200RPM SATA hard drive ( this?:) the boot drive>?
3: run full HP diagnostics yet?>
4: read the windows event logs, and see why the update failed, google w10 event log
12-19-2020 09:24 AM
#5 , no leave bios alone or brick the PC with 2 problems
get the new, w10. from MS> see free media builder to USB memory boot stick
boot the stick like it tells you do do
then as it installs do and INPLACE upgrade;. w10 to w10 , this too can work,
click the question, keep my data and apps !!!!!
this inplace upgrade is covered at microsoft. com. where else. ?
all above assume the HDD is not failing smart tests, NO OS on earth run ok on any bad HDD or SSD or M.2 boot drive.
ever. so that means test it first, not 5 times later, loading w10 over and over, wasting you time.