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Re: Windows 10 upgrade, 10 tries, 10 fails
« Reply #30 on: March 19, 2016, 10:57:17 AM »
Just an update on my upgrade to Windows 10 problem.

Took my computer into a computer shop to let the tech there try and figure out why my system wouldn't upgrade to Windows 10.  And guess what, even he couldn't find out why it wouldn't upgrade nor could he get it to upgrade, though he used several methods I'd not tried.  Even using an ISO file did no good.

So, I got a nice clean tower case, some misc. junk was removed, MS junk that's put on the system as backup, but no upgrade.  Not that I'm heartbroken.

I've read some things about Windows 10 that haven't been to favorable, especially by some recent Windows 10 users who want their Windows 7 back (and no, I don't remember where I saw the posts, probably on the MS site).  So for now, I've left another post on the MS site under Ask the Community, I'll stick with Windows 7 Ultimate until someone discovers why Windows 10 is giving so many--check the MS Ask the Community page--users problems.

Thanks to all here who have tried to help me solve this crazy problem.
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Re: Windows 10 upgrade, 10 tries, 10 fails
« Reply #31 on: March 19, 2016, 11:13:04 AM »
I was wondering how you were getting on with the upgrade and if anything in http://www.tweaking.com/forums/index.php/topic,4322.0.html would help your cause, although your problem differs, but they could be something else to try.

To remove non-present drivers, run a cmd prompt as an admin and enter -

set_devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices=1

devmgmt.msc

In Device Manager, click on View/Show hidden devices then expand the various sections and right click on the ones with greyed out icons.

If you are worried you may delete something that perhaps you shouldn't have, then create a restore point first.

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Re: Windows 10 upgrade, 10 tries, 10 fails
« Reply #32 on: March 19, 2016, 04:28:39 PM »
Hi Boggin,

Computer being in the shop does kind of limit my ability to get online.

Checking for nonpresent devices is something new to me, I never saw mention of doing this in any of the posts I read.  But it's another thing that's worth a try.

I'll let you know how it goes when it's done.
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Re: Windows 10 upgrade, 10 tries, 10 fails
« Reply #33 on: March 19, 2016, 05:31:50 PM »
When you are in Device Manager, also check for any Unknown Devices - or has the tech already done that ?

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Re: Windows 10 upgrade, 10 tries, 10 fails
« Reply #34 on: April 17, 2016, 10:09:51 AM »
I did look at Device Manager but didn't find any unknown devices.

I did, however, run into a problem which seemed to be associated with one of the RAM memory modules.  I ordered new RAM, installed it, and the problem has yet to reappear.  From what the computer tech told me, the problem may have been that one section of one module was going bad.  Only time will tell if this is the case, as the new modules have only been in place a few days.

I have done additional reading, on both the MS Ask the Community, and other sites, and also have heard from some in-laws, and have decided to not try upgrading to Windows 10 due to what I've heard and read.  In-laws do not like Windows 10 at all, they want their old Windows back.  Reading on the MS Ask the Community there are many who feel the same, for one reason or another.  And it's the same for other sites I'm visited, many do not like how Windows 10 operates.

And then there's all of the troubles I've had just trying to upgrade to the new version.  After 30 tries, despite being told by three different MS programs that my system is compatible, it's time for me to just keep what I have.  I did toy with a clean install from a purchases copy from the computer tech who worked on my computer, but after the 30 failures I experienced I've no guarantee that even a clean install would work.

So consider my upgrade attempts at an end.  Thank you all for the help that was provided.
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Re: Windows 10 upgrade, 10 tries, 10 fails
« Reply #35 on: April 17, 2016, 12:32:04 PM »
For what I do, there was nothing I could do better in Win 10 than what I can do in Win 7.

In Win 10, it was a different process to learn just to do the same thing and much easier in Win 7 and as Cortana didn't recognize I was in the UK and using the English (UK) language - I found it was a dead loss.

I suppose getting a new pair of RAM modules gives you a clean slate, but you could have gotten just a single matching one to go with the good one.

The free version of Speccy gives the part number and details of what you would have needed.

https://www.piriform.com/speccy

 

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