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Windows 10 upgrade can do one......

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Hi guys, So i decided to finaly bite the bullet and upgrade my Windows 7 home 64bit mainly because its not going to be offered for free come this July and i thought it would be relativly painless......

 

1st attempt- Just upgrade my system it downloaded all fine ran through some bits and bobs then rebooted and locked up at 2% total copying files.

2nd attempt- Unplugged my 2nd hard drive and optical drive as this was suggested by somone and through again same result.

3rd attempt- downloaded windows 10 not from a main installed and bunged on a memory stick and tried to upgrade this way i got to 9% total still copying files then hung.

4th attempt- clean install of windows 7 on a blank drive tried both usb an re downloading through the 10 upgrade software same result.

5th attempt- took everything i didnt need out of my system so i was left with 1 stick of ram, 1 gpu, and a wired connection to router, same result

 

there where three or four other attempts all failed #at copying files one of them crapped my windows 7 install up so i had to do another fresh install of that so im back on windows 7 ive checked about and all my parts seem compatible with windows 10 ive been through every google search i can imagine for fixes.

 

So im kind of thinking m stuck with windows 7 i dont think ive ever had this much of a problem installing an os the funny thing is it went on the misses old crappy net book fine 1st try so im pretty stumped guys and any help would be greatly appreciated.

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As of the November update, Windows 10 - Version 1511 will allow you to activate using a genuine Microsoft product key from most versions of Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

 

Since you had to do a fresh install of Windows 7 after your 4th attempt, I'm assuming that doing an upgrade and keeping your existing files and applications isn't as important it originally was?  If so, then just go with a complete install of Windows 10 (not upgrade).

 

Here is a good tutorial that will help you through the process;

 

http://www.winbeta.org/news/use-microsofts-media-creation-tool-grab-windows-10-november-update

 

Or, if you don't want to use the Media Creation Tool, you can download the Windows 10 ISO file from here;

 

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10ISO

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Thats great cheers for that :) i had know idea as far as i was aware you had to upgrade to get your key i guess reading older forum posts doesnt always pay off :P i will give that a bash tomorrow and i will let you know the results

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hmm for my laptop I didn't have to do anything but accept the Win10 update. It didn't even ask me to activate it or anything.

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So another round of install attempts I've tried clean install several times and it randomly freezes on install same as upgrade attempts. I managed to make a full install once but Windows 10 just kept locking up after seconds.

I thought maybe the ssd was crapping out but tested in another system which installed and ran Windows 10 fine. I rechecked all my ram all fine. I installed Windows 10 on my drive from another system then put it back in mine boots and random lock ups the same as above.

I'm completely stumped I can't grasp the problem

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The plot thickens I managed to get it installed with 1 gpu disconnected it was a little unstable once up but better. I then tested the other gpu with same set of power cables same result a little unstable but better than before. I followed by using the other set of vga power cables from my psu and locked up on boot for both cards.

 

So I'm thinking my psu is dead?

Odd that Windows 7 seemed fine

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