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No, in my case both the upgrade process & clean install failed flagging stated error:

"w 10 upgrade failed
the installation failed in the SAFE_OS phase with an error during REPLICATE_OC operation".

My research tells me this error related to update issue in my case is an ehco of a deeper malaise. I suspect locked data in a bad sector.
 So I used the "gatherstateof.exe" process on my working W7 to generate an XML file, & using the replacement hard drive, completed the fresh install (off line) and  I planted this file in the appropriate location of W 10 :
Copy GenuineTicket.xml to C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\ClipSVC\GenuineTicket\ and then reboot.

Had I not had this specific error, I "understand" the upgrade process detects / accepts & validates.

Oh - you deserved the Karma for that article :)

An outdated audio driver has been found to cause that error code when updating one Win 10 version to another, so updating drivers before proceeding with any update may help when problems have been found.

An antivirus program can also disrupt an update

So did you revert back to your Win 7 to find that the MCT would install Win 10 and digitally activate using your OEM key ?
The dism /startcomponentcleanup cmd followed by the /restorehealth cmd may have cleared the update problem and helped to produce the clean sfc /scannow result.
Let me tell you the back story of my migration W7 to W 10 adventure:
W 7 was showing error : 8007001f - 0x2006, this displayed being unable to install an update.
Ran the online MS update tool, SFC /scannow, Chkdsk C: /f, none of which detected an issue.
Disabled the relevant services & renamed Software distribution folder yet the error persisted.
Remember I had full functionality apart from this.
I attempted to upgrade my system to W 10 through the M S media creation tool and late into the process the same error. (8007001f - 0x2006) At this point I replaced the hard drive
A clean install requested a Win key, unlike the upgrade process, and here my retrieved OEM  key was rejected.  And days of research produced my solution which I posted.
Boggin,you & Shane  over the years  have helped me sort various software issues that were way above my pay grade!
So being awarded a Karma point from you is an unexpected pleasure!
Thanks, now it says it didn't find any violations.
General & Misc. / MOVED: repairing windows update corrupted system
« Last post by Boggin on January 19, 2020, 01:39:37 AM »
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I create a system image before test running the repair program so I can restore should things go awry.

These cmds run from a Command Prompt (Admin) can resolve most Win 10 problems - (I assume you are using Win 10 ?)

dism /online /cleanup-image /startcomponentcleanup

(That one cleans up the WinSxS folder of obsolete updates which can cause update problems, but because it can remove GBs of data, it may be worth checking to see if the HDD would benefit from a defrag if applicable).

dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth

sfc /scannow

shutdown /r /t /00

That one effects an immediate reboot but there are also the following cmds which will reset the update components and which you can copy & paste en bloc to the cmd prompt where they'll auto run, except perhaps for the last one where you may need to press enter.

net stop wuauserv

net stop cryptSvc

net stop bits

net stop msiserver

ren C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old

ren C:\Windows\System32\catroot2 catroot2.old

net start wuauserv

net start cryptSvc

net start bits

net start msiserver

The SoftwareDistribution.old cmd removes your update history but does not affect installed updates, but if you've already run the Update repair in the program, then that history has already been removed.

Windows also has its own update troubleshooter.
I didn't know that Win 7 and 8.1 users can still free upgrade.

Thanks for posting the link - it was worth a Karma point :)

This free upgrade would mean that there would be no need to extract and copy that .exe file
I used this tool and it actually helped me a lot of times to fix broken things, that are nearly impossible to google and repair. Without reinstalling. Lately i had problem with windows update, couldn't turn on update service for some reason. I just repaired pc and i had no corruption. So i run windows tweaking tool to repair windows update and it worked. Strange update wasn't working, after repair btw. And sfc /scannow found corruption, unable to repair it, even dism... I checked cbs log and it was related to windows update components. So it was probably this program, what corrupted it. I don't have any serious issues, i just don't like having corrupted system, because it can lead to various issues, which are hard to track and it can be caused by that.

So i ask again. Is this program safe to use ?
Consider :
Windows 7 users can still upgrade to Windows 10 for free  January 14, 2020

This may indeed be something that slipped by Microsoft. In its FAQ, it states that to use the media creation tool, you will need a valid Windows 10 product key, but this is not true since valid W7 and 8.1 keys still work.
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