Has anyone experienced difficulty with this?
I'm trying to do an "install over" reinstall of Windows 10 on the same partition where one that has somehow failed was located before. I did not choose to format because it's already formatted and I had absolutely no difficulty copying the user data off that drive prior to trying to do a "wipe it all" install.
I get through the "Collecting Information" phase of the install like a champ, but it seems to be stopping dead at the "Copying Windows Files" step of stage 2: Installing Windows. I'm seeing a slow blinking on my USB drive but I've been sitting at 0% for a while now.
I also have optical media burned, and could use that, but I have no idea why that should behave any differently as far as a Windows 10 installation goes than using bootable USB media created with the Media Creation Tool.
I'll let this sit for a while longer, but it seems to be stalled.
And before anyone asks, I did try using the built-in Reset without keeping feature from the advanced repair dialog and it bombs out part way through just like the Reset keeping my files option did when invoked via that mechanism.
This has really begun to annoy me and I'm getting tempted to use the OEM Dell recovery to take the machine back to Win8 Pro and then trying to do an upgrade install to Windows 10. It seems like that's extreme to me, and should be unnecessary.