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Windows 10: Upgrade error 0xA0000400

[German]Some users are facing an upgrade error 0xA0000400 during an attempt, to upgrade a Windows 10 machine to a newer build. I first came over this error 0xA0000400 in Windows 10 Anniversary Update (see the linked German blog post). The … Continue reading

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Windows 10: Rumors about 20H2 and deprecated Stores

[German]At the end of the week a small blog post with some unconfirmed speculations. It is about the Windows 10 Fall 2020 Update (20H2) and the deprecation of the Microsoft Stores for Business and Education. Advertising

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Windows Server 2008/R2: In-place upgrade description updated (01/06/2020)

[German]A small note in the margin for administrators of Windows Server 2008/R2 who may still be facing an upgrade: Thomas Maurer has updated his blog post at Microsoft, which explains the complex approach to in-place upgrading a Windows Server 2008/R2 … Continue reading

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Windows 10 forced upgrade to Windows 7? (Dec. 2019)

[German]Could there be some sort of automatic upgrade from Windows 7 SP1 to Windows 10 again? Actually, I don’t think so, but I’d like to post a recent case with the information available to me here in the blog. Advertising

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Windows 10 V1903: Settings/Apps fails after Windows 7 Upgrade

[German]When upgrading from Windows 7 SP1 to Windows 10 version 1903 (probably the same for version 1909), users are facing serious issues afterwards. The Settings page and the Windows apps can’t no longer be opened. There are many suggestions on … Continue reading

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Why the free upgrade to Windows 10 still works …

[German]Some users are aware that the free upgrade from Windows 7 SP1 and Windows 8.1 for private users (in the home and professional versions) to Windows 10 still works. Now there is an unofficial explanation. Advertising

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Windows 10 V1909: Available via WSUS and Update Assistant

[German]Microsoft has begun to distribute the feature update on Windows 10 November 2019 Update (Version 1909) more widely. The Windows 10 Update Wizard has been adjusted accordingly and the feature update is now officially available for WSUS. Advertising

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Windows 10 V1903: Known Issues – Part 3

[German]Windows 10 May 2019 Update (Version 1903) has been released to the public since May 21, 2019. Nevertheless, there are some upgrade blockers that Microsoft has set to V1903 for the installation of the feature update. Since Microsoft released this … Continue reading

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Windows 10 1903 not offered, VeraCrypt as a root cause

Users who are not offered the upgrade to Windows 10 version 1903 often puzzle over the cause of the upgrade blocker. It could be a hard disk encrypted with VeraCrypt. Advertising

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Windows 10 V1903: Upgrade blocker Intel RST & MIT Kerberos

[German]Systems that have certain versions of the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology (Intel® RST) drivers installed cannot be updated to the Windows 10 May 2019 Update. Microsoft has set an upgrade blockade. And for machines in a domain, there are boot … Continue reading

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