OK I did it!! Most people have the problem with a laptop with a SSD disk. So had I. So I borrowed a 2.5 inch harddisk from a other computer. I made an image from my SSD disk and transferred it to the harddisk. I started the laptop from the harrddisk and started the windows 10 upgrade from a dvd. And to my surprise the upgrade went well this time!! Windows 10 was activated. After that I made an image from the harddisk with windows 10 on it, and transferred the image to my SSD disk. I placed the SSD disk back in the laptop; windows 10 started and was activated!!! Very strange that replacing a SSD disk with a harddisk solves the problem. I have no explanation, but I am on Windows 10 now. Next step will be to try a clean install, after making an image so that i can go back in case of failure. Laptop: Clevo W150ER Intell i7 3630QM 2.4 Ghz DDR3 8 GB Samsung SSD 840 120 GB Hitachi HD 500 GB Wifi Intell Centrino N135 Lan Realtek PCI GBE family
Something Sounds fishy here I don't think a upgrade can distroy a computer. I guess It can cause problems though from what I hear. I am glad you were able to get something figured out though.
backup and tried to ugrade with a dvd from the iso from MS. This time the upgrade stopped because it could not find a valid serial number. Why??? Everthing is legal and I do not need a serial number. Next I did a clean install; it crashed again. I could only do that after removing my (second) harddisk from the laptop. Now I have to reinstall everything. Thanks Microsoft!!!! Why do I have to go trough this misery evertime when there is major upgrade. Why do I have to open and modify my hardware to be able to upgrade??
Last edited by pvbers; 15 Nov 2015 at 13:04.
There is one way, but you have got to follow my steps ok, but you might need your dad to let you on his PC
Alright let's get started...
Please Download Rufus USB Creation Tool and save it to your dads desktop: Rufus - Create bootable USB drives the easy way (This will help you later on in the process)
Now you'll need to get the ISO file to install to your laptop which can be found here: Windows 7 Ultimate Free Download ISO 32 and 64 Bit
Now to create the bootable USB you'll need to download the ISO from getintopc. Once you do that the ISO will be in your dads download folder. Open up Rufus and create the bootable USB tutorial can be found here: http://www.tomshardware.com/faq/id-1...usb-drive.html Make sure to have your USB plugged in before continuing
Once it's finished (green indicator that disappears) unplug your USB and insert it into your laptop before turning it on. Once you do that don't turn it on yet, but look for the F8/F12 button. Now when you turn the laptop on make sure to press both those buttons or one of them to bring up the boot menu (both works best) and make sure to do it rapidly once the ASUS screen shows.
Tell me how you went As I am about to jump in my bed and take a snooze for the night
Warning: This is to revert back to 7 in case of a serious error
Attitude aside, I want to feel bad for you, if Staples is truly your only tech store around. Their "tech support" is nothing more than a regular store employee who asked to be in that position. They aren't trained and don't have any real world experience like many of the posters on this forum.
Few people have had issues with the upgrades, but the solutions are usually quite easy to work through.