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    Default Log files created when you upgrade to Windows 10

    Here is a list of Log files that are created when you upgrade to a new version of Windows.

    The following log files are created when an upgrade is successful:

    C:\Windows\Panther\Setupact.log
    C:\Windows\panther\setuperr.log
    C:\Windows\inf\setupapi.app.log
    C:\Windows\inf\setupapi.dev.log
    C:\Windows\panther\PreGatherPnPList.log
    C:\Windows\panther\PostApplyPnPList.log
    C:\Windows\panther\miglog.xml

    The following log files are created when an upgrade fails during installation before the computer restarts for the second time:

    C:\$Windows.~BT\Sources\panther\setupact.log
    C:\$Windows.~BT\Sources\panther\miglog.xml
    C:\Windows\setupapi.log
    [Windows 10:] C:\Windows\Logs\MoSetup\BlueBox.log

    The following log files are created when an upgrade fails during installation after the computer restarts for the second time:

    C:\Windows\panther\setupact.log
    C:\Windows\panther\miglog.xml
    C:\Windows\inf\setupapi.app.log
    C:\Windows\inf\setupapi.dev.log
    C:\Windows\panther\PreGatherPnPList.log
    C:\Windows\panther\PostApplyPnPList.log
    C:\Windows\memory.dmp

    The following log files are created when an upgrade fails, and then you restore the desktop:

    C:\$Windows.~BT\Sources\panther\setupact.log
    C:\$Windows.~BT\Sources\panther\miglog.xml
    C:\$Windows.~BT\sources\panther\setupapi\setupapi. dev.log
    C:\$Windows.~BT\sources\panther\setupapi\setupapi. app.log
    C:\Windows\memory.dmp

    The following log files are created when an upgrade fails, and the installation rollback is initiated:

    C:\$Windows.~BT\Sources\Rollback\setupact.log
    C:\$Windows.~BT\Sources\Rollback\setupact.err



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    Does anyone know if a dump file gets created when that happens and where it might be stored? i poked around the $Windows.~BT folder and C:\Windows\ but couldn't find it.Also, could someone list the different phases of the upgrade process and where the log files are located for each phase?

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    Anyway to restore them in case anyone mismatch or let's say delete it!

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    Viydu Domla

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    Logs are created as records, it something goes wrong, we can easily find what might be the reason behind failure.. I never checked these logs :P

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    Upgrade the Windows for the files created and every tips in tutorials. Articles and blogs need permissions and all.

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    Good info. Could have used that list a few weeks ago when troubleshooting a failed upgrade for a client.
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