Windows 10: Windows 10 freezes randomly
Forget about the upgrade method if you've upgraded once already. After upgrading once, subsequent fresh Win 10 installs will be activated by hardware ID, as long as you haven't made any hardware changes. If you are using the same hardware that you used for the first upgrade - in this case the install SSD that you used to upgrade from Win 7 to Win 10 the first time - then just wipe that SSD. Repartition i, or merge partitions if there are other tiny partitions created, Format NTFS, MBR Primary - so you've wiped it clean. You mention that you have your Win 7 backed up on an HDD. So you lose nothing if you don't like the change.
Make sure you have all your current motherboard drivers. Here are the Win 10 drivers for the Gigabyte H81M-S2PV
GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket 1150 - GA-H81M-S2PV (rev. 1.0)
Then go to MS and download the Media Creation Tool. Windows 10
Run it from your other machine and choose to install to another machine, and create either a USB or DVD install disk - it will be a fresh ISO install of Win 10. Also I'm assuming if you've upgraded your other two machines that you know which version of Win 10 you are selecting based on your Win 7 versions.
Plug your computer in via Ethernet. Plug the newly created install USB or DVD into your computer with the freshly formatted wiped SSD, and boot it. Tap f8 to access the boot menu and select the NON UEFI install on the USB or DVD- that's important. It will show two copies on the DVD or USB - select the one that does not say EFI. Boot to that, follow the prompts to install and when it gets to asking for a product \ activation key skip it or say you have none , or whatever it asks (can't remember, but just say no\skip that and continue. It will allow you to do that no problem). Continue with the install. On the installs first reboot, be sure to catch it and pull the USB or DVD, or else you'll be stuck in an install loop. Personally I'd choose the DVD method as there have been fewer slow boot related problems post install.
As soon as the install finishes, Win 10 should auto-detect your LAN drivers, and if it does and you're connected, it will auto detect your hardware and immediately activate. If it can't connect you need to install the motherboard's LAN \ Ethernet drivers. Once connected, Windows will automatically activate based on Hardware ID.
I've done this three times already on three machines. Most people aren't aware that after you've upgraded once, even if you've upgrade from an OEM version of Win 7, you don't need to keep installing via the upgrade option, as long as you are using the same hardware that you upgraded with the first time. Subsequent installs on that same machine do not need to use the upgrade method. It is this way before July 29th or after July 29th. You could install via upgrade to get the free upgrade, then wipe and re-install Win 7 and choose to go back to Win 10 in a year. As long as the hardware is exactly the same, Win 10 will auto activate after install. No install key necessary in those scenarios.
A clean install is the best way to prevent any problems that would be occurring form cloning your Win 7 OS on the HDD over to the SSD - a bad idea to begin with even if you were only using it to still run Win 7.
This clean install method should resolve the problems.
Q: Anyone else success with that?
I found the solution to my freezing issues. I tried everything you suggested but nothing worked, so i started thinking maybe its the hardware thats causing the problem not any driver related bug. As i started to switch out ram sticks to see if one of them was faulty i noticed my case fans were spinning(very slowly) even when i unpluged the power cord from my psu!!? Since the only thing that was connected to the pc that could transmit power was usb devices i started pluging out devices until i found the culprit. I couldnt believe what was actually going on. A usb 3.0 hub with seperate power supply was sending current to my motherboard through usb messing up my board. Since I disconnected the hub no more freezing!! I can only hope no damage was done to my motherboard. The usb hub is from a Z1 pro desk mount monitor arm.
Mbo: 870extreme 3 rev1
Hi, probably most of you dont have this situation, my problem was i have 2 monitors and 1 of them was off so it seemed freezed because all the things i was opening was showing on the other monitor, so i repair it by putting show the same in the two displays. Sorry for my bad english, hope it serves.
No results for me - if anything it got worse.
Mine is still freezing regularly. I had none of these issues with 8.1 - I'm really hoping there is a real solution out there. Perhaps even a hotfix at some point.
Same here - no issues with 8.1.
But not a single freeze since I disabled dynamic processor ticks weeks ago.
So this issues seem to have different and/or multiple reasons, doesn't make things easier.
I have the exact same issue on a
Dell XPS 630i desktop
Intel Core2 Duo E8400 @ 3.00ghz o/c 3.83ghz
8gb Crucial DDR2 Ram
500gb SATA Hitachi HD
500gb SATA Western Digital Caviar Black
MSI Geforce GTX 960 OC 2gb
Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Sound Card
TP-Link TL-WN722n Wireless Adapter
Everything worked fine under Window 7 Home 64 bit, did an upgrade to Win 10 64 bit and started having the freezes. Sometimes I may get 5-6 a day might be sitting at my desktop, playing a game, seems totally random, or I may go a few days without getting a single crash. It just seems completely random. I was running the 2 Hard drives in a Raid 0 array but i disabled that and did a clean install on the WD drive a week ago it still happens. The video card is brand new like 3days old, I thought it may be the issue b/c I had an older 650ti in prior so I bought the 960 to see if that was the issue. I've run Memtest86+ and no errors. I tried disabling the soundcard b/c when the freezes occur you can still hear the sound until it just completely stops altogether nothing seems to help. I'm almost to the point of reinstalling Win7 and saying goodbye to Win10.
This seems to work for my random freezes as well . Everything works like a charm since I disabled the Dynamic Processor Ticks.
Hi guys, i have the same issue as all off you (up to page 20) i really don't have the time to go through the complete thread (60 pg.) is there maybe a tutorial with all possible solutions that people who have had the problem, reported that worked for them?
p.s. i see here on the last thread acronis 2014 as maybe being the problem, i have it installed on my system will do a restore to check if that is the source, of the problem.
I had similar problem. My computer was freezing randomly and I had to do a hard reset every time. I finaly found a solution for my problem. The freezes were caused by Broadcom 802.11n Network Adapter driver. This video worked for me: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqNr0gTWlso
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