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  1. Ztruker's Avatar
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       #21

    What version of Windows 10 did you install? Enter winver from a run box and post a screen capture. Should look similar to this:

    HELP - Idiot Msft Tech Fudged Up My PC-2018-11-24-21_41_33-about-windows.jpg

    Is this the driver you downloaded from here: Support for H110M Gaming

    HELP - Idiot Msft Tech Fudged Up My PC-image.png
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  2. yahanna's Avatar
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       #22

    Ztruker said:
    What version of Windows 10 did you install?
    I installed 1511.

    Is this the driver you downloaded from here: Support for H110M Gaming

    HELP - Idiot Msft Tech Fudged Up My PC-image.png
    Your url is broken so I'm not sure what driver you're referring. But here's the link of the driver I installed:

    Support For H110M GAMING | Motherboard - The world leader in motherboard design | MSI USA

    ---- EDIT----
    Yes its the same link and therefore same driver.
    Last edited by yahanna; 24 Nov 2018 at 21:59.
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  3. Posts : 38,430
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #23

    How come you are installing windows 10 version 1511?
    Do you know anyone that may have a MSI driver disc?


    1) To ensure that there are no improper bios settings please reset the bios.

    How to Clear Your Computers CMOS to Reset BIOS Settings:
    https://www.howtogeek.com/131623/how...bios-settings/
    3 Ways to Reset Your BIOS - wikiHow:
    3 Ways to Reset Your BIOS - wikiHow


    Pages 14 - 16 Owners manual:


    Resetting BIOS
    You might need to restore the default BIOS setting to solve certain problems. There
    are several ways to reset BIOS:
    y Go to BIOS and press F6 to load optimized defaults.
    y Short the Clear CMOS jumper on the motherboard.
    Important
    Please refer to the Clear CMOS jumper section for resetting BIOS.


    JBAT1: Clear CMOS (Reset BIOS) Jumper
    There is CMOS memory onboard that is external powered from a battery located on
    the motherboard to save system configuration data. If you want to clear the system
    configuration, set the jumpers to clear the CMOS memory.
    Keep Data
    (default)
    Clear CMOS/ Reset
    BIOS
    Resetting BIOS to default values
    1. Power off the computer and unplug the power cord
    2. Use a jumper cap to short JBAT1 for about 5-10 seconds.
    3. Remove the jumper cap from JBAT1.
    4. Plug the power cord and power on the computer.



    Page 17 owners manual:

    Software Description
    Installing Windows® 7/ 8.1/ 10
    1. Power on the computer.
    2. Insert the Windows® 7/ 8.1/ 10 disc into your optical drive.
    Note: Due to chipset limitation, during the Windows® 7 installation process, USB
    optical drives and USB pen drives are not supported.
    3. Press the Restart button on the computer case.
    4. For windows 8.1/ 10, skip this step. For Windows 7, access the BIOS menu
    Advanced > Windows OS Configuration > Windows 7 Installation and set the item
    to enabled, save changes and restart.
    Note: It is suggested to plug in your USB Keyboard/USB Mouse to the leftmost
    USB port when installing Windows 7.
    5. Press F11 key during the computer POST (Power-On Self Test) to get into Boot
    Menu.
    6. Select your optical drive from the Boot Menu.
    7. Press any key when screen shows Press any key to boot from CD or DVD...
    message.
    8. Follow the instructions on the screen to install Windows® 7/ 8.1/ 10.
    Installing Drivers
    1. Start up your computer in Windows® 7/ 8.1/ 10.
    2. Insert MSI® Driver Disc into your optical drive.
    3. The installer will automatically appear and it will find and list all necessary
    drivers.
    4. Click Install button.
    5. The software installation will then be in progress, after it has finished it will
    prompt you to restart.
    6. Click OK button to finish.
    7. Restart your computer.
    Installing Utilities
    Before you install utilities, you must complete drivers installation.
    1. Insert MSI® Driver Disc into your optical drive.
    2. The installer will automatically appear.
    3. Click Utilities tab.
    4. Select the utilities you want to install.
    5. Click Install button.
    6. The utilities installation will then be in progress, after it has finished it will
    prompt you to restart.
    7. Click OK button to finish.
    8. Restart your computer.
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  4. yahanna's Avatar
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       #24

    zbook said:
    1) To ensure that there are no improper bios settings please reset the bios.
    Hi zbook,

    That did it! After resetting the cmos and rebooting, win 10 automatically installed my drivers including network drivers. It works perfectly now.

    But since I did manage to install 1 or 2 drivers before resetting the cmos, including a network driver that was half installed, do you think I should clean install again to make sure nothing will haunt me in the future as a precaution?
    Last edited by yahanna; 25 Nov 2018 at 01:45.
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  5. Posts : 38,430
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #25

    That's great.
    If it will give you the comfort and satisfaction definitely as it is easy to perform as there was just a recent clean install.
    This way there are no would have, could have, should have, etc.

    Please comment on the reason for choosing 1511 as compared to 1607, 1703, 1709, 1803, 1809.
    What modifications are you planning to make so that it remains 1511 and there is no automatic upgrade?

    1) Make another clean install
    2) Install all drivers from the computer or motherboard manufacturers website
    3) Install any other drivers that are needed and were not displayed from the component manufacturer website
    4) Check the BIOS to make sure that it is up to date
    5) Install applications
    6) Install AV
    7) Make a Macrium backup image and save the image to another drive or the cloud
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  6. yahanna's Avatar
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       #26

    zbook said:
    Please comment on the reason for choosing 1511 as compared to 1607, 1703, 1709, 1803, 1809.
    As I said before, I installed 1511 because its on my installation disk.

    But I'm upgrading to 1809 now through the win 10 upgrade assistant. I'm currently stuck at 99% for 3 hours now. I'm tempted to restart my computer now. What do you suggest?
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  7. Posts : 38,430
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #27

    It is never a good idea to interrupt Windows upgrades as unexpected problems can occur.
    When performing Windows upgrades the best method is using a Windows 10 iso and performing an in place upgrade repair.
    This is not in having a successful upgrade as much as it is in have information in case there is a failure to upgrade.
    When there is a failure to upgrade there can be two error codes: result code, and extend code
    The method using upgrade assistant generally only produces the result code whereas using the Windows 10 iso allows the creation of the extend code. The combined codes give a little more information in case there is an upgrade failure.
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  8. yahanna's Avatar
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       #28

    zbook said:
    It is never a good idea to interrupt Windows upgrades as unexpected problems can occur.
    .
    But its been 4 hours now and my PC has been on since yesterday.
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  9. Posts : 38,430
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #29

    It has many Windows versions to catch up to. There may be many files that need to be installed before other files.
    If the upgrade fails then perform the following steps:

    1) Create a bootable Windows 10 1809 iso:
    Download Windows 10
    Download Windows 10 ISO File | Tutorials

    2) Perform a clean install with the Windows 10 1809 iso:
    Clean Install Windows 10 | Tutorials
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  10. yahanna's Avatar
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       #30

    zbook said:
    If the upgrade fails then perform the following steps:

    1) Create a bootable Windows 10 1809 iso:
    Download Windows 10
    Download Windows 10 ISO File | Tutorials
    l]
    Hi zbook,

    When I downloaded the ISO I copy and pasted it in my USB flash stick. But when I boot up and select my stick at boot, my PC doesn't recognize my stick. Did I have to do something to the ISO before pasting it to my USB stick?HELP - Idiot Msft Tech Fudged Up My PC-20181126_185948.jpg
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