Windows 10: I'm done with Win10

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  1.    2 Weeks Ago #21

    emtor said: View Post
    Yes,-I'm done with PC's and Win10 and I bought a Macbook.
    Nothing wrong with Win10??? -Why does this forum exist at all then . . .
    Read down from this this thread and you'll find page after page with Win10 problems.
    821 pages in this subforum only to be exact. -Now,-that's a lot of Win10 problems.

    I'll return the PC/Win10 to the store next week so they can struggle with it for a while.
    Did a restore the other day. Computer worked fine for two days, then it started the usual acting up again.
    Everything works in safe-mode so this is not a hardware problem. Most likely a corrupt restore partition or a HP driver problem. Let the computer store grind on that for a while.
    And here's the worst thing: Microsoft will decide wether the guys at the store are allowed to restore the OS from an external source or not. If Microsoft says no, then I'm stuck with a restore partition that does not solve the problem.
    If so, I'm going Linux with this computer . . . period.

    Lastly, lots of people here have tried to help solve my computer problems, and for that I'm grateful.-thanks a lot.
    Reading some of your post I truly believe that your problem is a driver that is getting updating and the new driver is causing your problem. I would start by checking the graphic card driver. If possible see if you can roll back the driver. If not disable it and let Windows load the generic driver. It may be hit or miss trying to find the driver that is causing your problem.
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  2.    2 Weeks Ago #22

    Winuser said: View Post
    Reading some of your post I truly believe that your problem is a driver that is getting updating and the new driver is causing your problem. I would start by checking the graphic card driver. If possible see if you can roll back the driver. If not disable it and let Windows load the generic driver. It may be hit or miss trying to find the driver that is causing your problem.
    I'll make sure to inform the service guy at the store when I return it. Let him grind his brain to bits over it
    These guys are helpful when you buy stuff, but I asked them if they could lend my wife a computer while her's were being serviced . . . . oh, that was not so easy. He'll be checking drivers one by one til kingdom come. Serves them well since I was forced to spend two grand on a Mackbook because of their not so great helpfulness. They'll puke every time they read the letters HP and Win10,-I'll make sure of that-hehe.
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  3.    2 Weeks Ago #23

    I don't know of any repair shop that offers loaners. I wouldn't consider that a reasonable request. I'm still not sure why you didn't wipe it out and perform a clean install, especially when you'd drop such a ridiculous amount on another "computer".

    The technicians aren't going to care, because they were able to extract more money out of you. In the end, they won and are probably boasting about it to their fellow techs.
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  4.    2 Weeks Ago #24

    DeaconFrost said: View Post
    I don't know of any repair shop that offers loaners. I wouldn't consider that a reasonable request. I'm still not sure why you didn't wipe it out and perform a clean install, especially when you'd drop such a ridiculous amount on another "computer.
    The technicians aren't going to care, because they were able to extract more money out of you. In the end, they won and are probably boasting about it to their fellow techs.
    It's not a regular repair shop,-it's where I bought it, but even so they probably don't offer loaners.
    A clean install? I did a recovery,-the kind that wipes the drive for all files and settings.
    By a clean install, do you mean from a CD or USB which is NOT made from the recovery partition?
    According to the guy at the store it is up to Microsoft to allow someone to install the OS in any other way than from the recovery partition. Yes, they did make some money today, but they also made themselves a shitload of tedious work, 'cause I'll take it back again and again until the service guy can explain why it acted up and tell me what he did to fix it.
    I think I know what they'll do: They're going to do a recovery from the recovery partition and call it a day, and the service guy won't be able to explain what was wrong.
    What will happen then is the same that happened when I did the same recovery.
    Then I'll be back.

    Buying the Macbook is OK. It will serve my wife well on campus. It's smaller than the HP and weighs less which is fine when you're dragging it from lecture to lecture. The HP is fine for me if it gets fixed.
    The one I use now is a stone age Lenovo running Ubuntu which will tumble over sooner or later.
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  5.    2 Weeks Ago #25

    There's another pet peeve of mine. Those repair shops often give false info, so the onus falls on the end user to know the difference. Microsoft has no say or ability to limit how Windows 10 is installed. Using the recovery partition isn't a clean install. It puts the system back to how it was when you bought it, included the preinstalled crap. I wipe the drive clean/blank and install from my own flash drive. This way, I'm not wasting space on a recovery partition or dealing with preinstalled software. It's the first step for me on any OEM system I have ever bought.

    If it was me, I'd wait until SCU was available, make a USB flash drive and start clean.
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       2 Weeks Ago #26

    emtor said: View Post
    It's not a regular repair shop,-it's where I bought it, but even so they probably don't offer loaners.
    A clean install? I did a recovery,-the kind that wipes the drive for all files and settings.
    By a clean install, do you mean from a CD or USB which is NOT made from the recovery partition?
    According to the guy at the store it is up to Microsoft to allow someone to install the OS in any other way than from the recovery partition. Yes, they did make some money today, but they also made themselves a shitload of tedious work, 'cause I'll take it back again and again until the service guy can explain why it acted up and tell me what he did to fix it.
    I think I know what they'll do: They're going to do a recovery from the recovery partition and call it a day, and the service guy won't be able to explain what was wrong.
    What will happen then is the same that happened when I did the same recovery.
    Then I'll be back.

    Buying the Macbook is OK. It will serve my wife well on campus. It's smaller than the HP and weighs less which is fine when you're dragging it from lecture to lecture. The HP is fine for me if it gets fixed.
    The one I use now is a stone age Lenovo running Ubuntu which will tumble over sooner or later.
    Not heard of that one. MS even provide the Media Creation Tool so you can grab a copy of Windows 10 to do what you want.

    I would have personally just reinstalled Windows 10 from an ISO, or just performed a Fresh Start (see tutorial here).

    Macs certainly have issues as well. I have never been used to them much, always been a Windows user with a little bit of Linux here and there. However, I recently worked for a company that is two thirds Macs and a third Windows, and boy have I seen some issues with Macs, including both hardware and software. You may find yourself on a Mac forum someday, don't write that off
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  7.    2 Weeks Ago #27

    DZ10 said: View Post
    Not heard of that one. MS even provide the Media Creation Tool so you can grab a copy of Windows 10 to do what you want.

    I would have personally just reinstalled Windows 10 from an ISO, or just performed a Fresh Start (see tutorial here).

    Macs certainly have issues as well. I have never been used to them much, always been a Windows user with a little bit of Linux here and there. However, I recently worked for a company that is two thirds Macs and a third Windows, and boy have I seen some issues with Macs, including both hardware and software. You may find yourself on a Mac forum someday, don't write that off
    I'll check that link out.
    Yes, a clean install would be great. Also nice to get rid of the crapware that HP forces on people.
    I would love to get the HP in working order since I use video editors some.
    After all, most yummy-yummy software is written for PC and Windows.
    When the Mac is acting up I'll be ranting about it here,-to everyone's delight
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  •    2 Weeks Ago #28

    DZ10 said: View Post
    I would have personally just reinstalled Windows 10 from an ISO, or just performed a Fresh Start (see tutorial here)
    I would prefer to install from a DVD, delete the D:\ partition and merge it with C:\,-format the drive and then install,-in fact I'm downloading a ISO file right now.
    The problem is I would, according to the Microsoft site, need a valid key, which I don't have. The computer never came with a key.
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  •    2 Weeks Ago #29

    emtor said: View Post
    I would prefer to install from a DVD, delete the D:\ partition and merge it with C:\,-format the drive and then install,-in fact I'm downloading a ISO file right now.
    The problem is I would, according to the Microsoft site, need a valid key, which I don't have. The computer never came with a key.
    I would try disabling the graphic card driver and see if it fixes your problem. If not you can try doing a clean install. Caution if you do a clean install the shop may not work on your computer under the warranty. If you want to try use the MCT to download the correct ISO for your version of Windows. For example Home or Pro. Mount the ISO in File Explorer. Then copy the files from the mounted ISO to a flash drive. Restart the computer and enter the bios (usually one of the F keys). Set the flash drive to be the boot drive. Exit bios saving the change. When you get to the screen asking where to install Windows delete all partitions so you only have one partition. Hit next and let the installer set everything up for you.
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  •    2 Weeks Ago #30

    Winuser said: View Post
    I would try disabling the graphic card driver and see if it fixes your problem. If not you can try doing a clean install. Caution if you do a clean install the shop may not work on your computer under the warranty. If you want to try use the MCT to download the correct ISO for your version of Windows. For example Home or Pro. Mount the ISO in File Explorer. Then copy the files from the mounted ISO to a flash drive. Restart the computer and enter the bios (usually one of the F keys). Set the flash drive to be the boot drive. Exit bios saving the change. When you get to the screen asking where to install Windows delete all partitions so you only have one partition. Hit next and let the installer set everything up for you.
    It is under warranty, so maybe I'll let the shop do the job.
    I hope they don't refuse to do a clean install.
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