1. Roll back to Windows 8.1 as before the first upgrade attempt
2. Extract the Windows 8.* keys (there are several for machines upgraded)
3. Perform a clean Windows 8.1 install using the download tool at http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/create-reset-refresh-media
4. Immediately after booting the clean 8.1 install up, elect to upgrade to Windows 10
5. Perform a Windows 10 upgrade (so far this approach has worked flawlessly on all of my "problem PCs")
6. Re-install all the apps and stuff from before (try the great Ninite tool for most of the common stuff)
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