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I have an ASUSROG G20AJ and running into issues trying to update from 8.1 to Windows 10.

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I got this desktop PC back in 2014. Now that most services do not support 8.1, i figured it would be time to update. Let me run you through my journey and the steps I've taken that have ultimately ended in failure.

To begin with, whenever I went to download the update it told me that it could not run on my PC. Looking into it, my PC is absolutely qualified.

After looking into it, I realized i need to update my BIOS ( BIOS 0703 from ASUS) to the required one that would allow me to update to Windows 10.

After this i followed this youtube link ( that explained how to update using a USB drive.

After trying this method it seemed like it was working. It got to 77% and then took me back to the main screen and told me it failed to update. AWESOME.

Finally, I went and followed all the steps from another youtube video ( which basically entailed troubleshooting the update through windows troubleshooting service. Also using SFC in the command prompt. Both of these said it found issues and fixed them.

Tried again and it still failed after ~77% of the download.

The last thing I tried was to troubleshoot the compatibility of the setup file in the USB. Once again, it told me it fixed some error and I tried to update one last time. Failed.

That was about 15 minutes ago. At this point I am pretty lost on what to do.

Here is some PC info:


Model: ASUS Desktop PC G20AJ Series

Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4460 CPU @ 3.20GHz 3.20 GHz

Installed memory (RAM): 8.00 GB

Graphics Card: Nvidia Ge-Force GTX 750 running version 445.87 game ready driver

System type: 64-bit Operating System, x64-based processor

I know it's very outdated (bought this machine in late 2014). However, I wanted to at least try to update to squeeze literally any more life out of this machine because right now it serves as a massive paper weight that can run excel.

Any help/information would be incredibly appreciated.