Upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 10
It was Monday morning. I attempted to upgrade my work PC to Windows 10. My colleagues were able to upgrade to Windows 10 very easily so I thought it’d be a piece of cake.
Unfortunately it wasn’t an easy and smooth process for me and took a few hours to complete.
The upgrade failed with the following error:
We couldn't update the system reserved partition.
This error appeared to be common and I found a few possible things to try to fix it.
I followed the instructions from this blog post. My system reserved partition was 100 MB and full like the author of the blog.
- Install MiniTool Partition Wizard Free Edition
- Reduce the OS partion by 200 MB
- Increase the system reserved partition by 200 MB
- Hit Apply and restart my PC
After step 4, I was met with the following blue screen…
*** STOP: 0x0000007B (0xFFFFF880009A97E8, 0xFFFFFFFFC0000034, 0x000000000000, 0x000000000000)
0x0000007B corresponds to INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE.
At this point, I wasn’t able to boot my PC in safe mode at all.
Startup Repair couldn’t do anything either. I couldn’t blame it because it found no OS so didn’t know what to repair!
Fix (which worked for me)
- Boot from Windows recovery disk
- System Recovery Options -> Command Prompt
- Run the following command (x is the drive letter where Windows is installed):
chkdsk x: /r
- Wait, wait and wait
- Restart and hope for the best
And this did the trick for me :)
I’m now on Windows 10 and so far so good!comments powered by Disqus