Windows 10 Update on a USB

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  1. Xarzu

    Xarzu New Member

    Dec 18, 2007
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    Windows 10 Update on a USB

    I got locked in one of those update loops. You know what I mean, probably. My Windows 10 would start an automatic update, then fail, and then reset itself to a previous version. This would happen all of the time.

    I eventually decided to back everything up on an external drive and simply reinstall Windows 10 from scratch. Then I found out that the CD (or maybe it is a DVD) was lost in our move. I have the ("OEM"?) sticker but the actual product CD has been lost in the move and I can not find it. Does anyone know how I can reinstall the OS with just the product ID etc.?

    Someone suggest this link as a way to fix the problem:

    So I tried the option on this page that uses

    "net stop wuauserv"
    "net stop bits"

    and for a while, I thought I was successful in stopping the update cycle.

    But I was wrong. It came back and the computer was again performing an update only to, at the end of the update cycle, automatically reset the OS to en earlier version after it recognized an error.

    So, now I am at the point where I want to find a way to back up my system (I have already done this with one of those high capacity external drives) and installing a fresh Operating System. But this takes me back to the problem of not having the CD. Is there some way of doing this with using a USB Thumb Drive? Please advise. Also, what sorts of things do I need to look out for? I imagine I should also back up the registry.
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 13, 2018
  2. JimmyWick

    JimmyWick New Member

    Nov 2, 2021
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    Follow these steps:

    - Start your system.
    - After your computer shows its original equipment manufacturer's logo, perform a hard shut down by pressing and holding the power button until your computer shuts down.
    Repeat the steps
    - Start your system again. This time, Windows will boot into the Windows 10 Repair Environment.
    - Select Troubleshoot.
    - Click on Advanced Options.
    - Select Startup Settings, then click restart.
    - When your computer restarts, press the corresponding key for Safe Mode with Networking to boot your computer in safe mode.

    - Once you're able to boot into safe mode, kindly run the System File Checker tool and the Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool. The System File Checker tool and the Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool check if there are corrupted system files on your computer. If the System File Checker tool detects incorrect, corrupted, or damaged system files, it replaces them with the correct file versions. If it cannot repair the issue, the Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool will try to fix as many errors as possible. To run the said tools, kindly follow the steps: System file check (SFC) Scan and Repair System Files & DISM to fix things SFC cannot.

    Hope this helps you,
    J wick
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