I've tried two times to install this "free" upgrade. I run Windows 8.1, all updates are installed but for some reason it just fails. Now my machine won't boot normally if I need to "restart" it just hangs so I have to shut down and restart and it boots normally but the old restart now just hangs on me! Someone on another forum mentioned that there was an issue with allot of systems that are bought, which mine is from CyberPower Systems here in California. Here is Caths explanation to me about why it keeps failing:
Weirdly enough, upon checking out the Computer Management area I found a new 300 Mb partition had been created in front of my C partition along with a 99 Mb EFI partition... so probably why my restart boot is failing. It's all too confusing to me but the last thing I don't want to do is start from scratch as I just have too many projects going on, always do but time is just to little right now to spend days installing programs and tweaking settings as this is my work horse art computer.The problem is the hard drive , in many cases WIN10 can't make them bootable after installation especially with the purchased PCs where the hd need to be converted from MBR (Master Boot Record) disk to a GPT (GUID - Globally Unique Identifer) that WIN10 requiring , sadly it will remove all files on the hd , MBR disk are not upgradable in this case with win10 even if you choice a fresh install , they need to be converted what take 2 min while installing WIN10 from ISO
The laptop at work, upgraded with no issue at all. Figures!
Thanks for any suggestions or info.