Upgrading Windows 10 Preview to Windows 10


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I have a laptop that was using the Windows 10 preview that I never had time to update to the Windows 10 full version. Now when I try to start it up, it reads "Your PC/Device needs to be repaired. A component of the operating system has expired file/windows/system/32/winload.exe error code:0xc0000605 You'll need to use recover tools." Can I install an ISO of Windows 10 and do a clean update to fix this problem?


Windows Forum Team
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No mate, sorry but you can not upgrade the preview build... format it and put the old system back on then IF it's w7sp1 or w8.1.1 you can upgrade that for free.

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