I cannot seem to install any other way. Media Creation Tool will not start. When I mount the ISO and click on setup I am given a small, rectangular blue window that says "Windows", and it disappears after a second. I have a tried through Windows Update and get fail code 8007005. I also have been notified two separate times through "GetWindows10" icon that I am ready to install and once received the 80070005 code and the other time the famous "Something Happened" screen.
I was able to create a bootable flash but my understanding is that I can only perform a clean install if I boot with it and would need to purchase an activation code. Is that correct? Or is there another way to do it?
I am running Windows 8.1 64-bit on an HP Pavilion 15 series laptop and I am able to successfully update anything through Windows Update except Windows 10 upgrade. All of my other *.exe files start fine except Setup on Windows ISO.
Any ideas would be much appreciated as I'm already into day 6 of my 365 day free upgrade offer.