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Q: Windows 10 upgrade error 80070714 This thread is locked from future replies

Trying to install windows 10 from 8.1 and keep getting Error 80070714 at the end of Preparing for installation.  Why am I getting this error?


  • Disable (preferrably uninstall) your Antivirus utility before attempting the upgrade.
  • Restart a few times and try again.
  • Disable General USB Devices (example - Smart Card Reader). 
  • If you are using a SCSI hard disk, make sure you have drivers available for your storage device on a thumdrive and it is connected. During Windows 10 setup, click the Custom Advanced Option and use the Load Driver command to load the appropriate driver for the SCSI drive. If this does not work and setup still fails, consider switching to a IDE based hard disk.
  • Do a clean boot and try again.
  • If you are upgrading using the .ISO file, disconnect from the Internet during setup, if you are connected by LAN (Ethernet) or Wi-Fi, disable both and attempt setup again. 
  • If you are updating through Windows Update, when the download reaches 100% disconnect from the Internet LAN (Ethernet) or Wi-Fi and proceed with the installation.
  • If that does not work, try using the .ISO file to upgrade if possible.
  • If you are connected to a domain, switch to a local account
  • If you have any external devices attached to the machine, disconnect them (example, gaming controllers, USB keys, external hard disk, printers, non-essential devices).

    How to: upgrade from previous versions of Windows using Windows 10 ISO file

    Click HERE to download official ISO media for Windows 10 from Microsoft.

Best,
Andre
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MVP-Windows and Devices for IT
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I tried the ISO media with disabling all mentioned items and it crashes about 37 percent when installing"something went wrong"

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I had the exact same problem and result, trying to upgrade from Windows 7.  I am reluctant to do a clean install, as it could void my warranty.

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I'm having the same problem, and these answers that microsoft gives to every question on here and is no help. I've already wasted 20gig attempting to download and nothing. The upgrade is more trouble than its worth.

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This worked for me: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-update/windows-update-error-code-80070714/c49366ac-b14e-4190-a656-1d3011629325

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This did it for me (stop all SQL services).  Thank you, Tapani. 
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