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Windows 10 Upgrade Nightmare

I love Windows 7, and I was hyped for Windows 10. So naturally, I was one of the first few people to reserve the upgrade when the icon appeared in my system tray - I was actually awake at the time. Two months rolled by, and I decided to, for the first time ever, use the built-in disk cleanup tool, which claimed it could free up over 42GB. Unfortunately, my filesystem was horribly corrupted and it destroyed my system beyond repair. I had to wipe my machine and reset it to its out-of-the-box state using the built-in system restore from the boot screen. Windows 10 hadn't launched yet, so I thought all I had to do was install a couple hundred updates and reserve my upgrade again.

Unfortunately, it turned out to be more complicated than that. Somehow by uninstalling the bloatware again, I bricked Windows Update - it wouldn't even open. Time for another few hours of resetting the system. Then, I installed 200+ updates and only had a few left, but somehow the BITS, the Background Int…