Windows 10: Cannot upgrade due to unsupported disk layout for UEFI firmware Solved

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  1. Posts : 1,830
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       20 Dec 2015 #31

    Did you run bcdedit /export <yourfilename> from an elevated command prompt? If this is successful then you probably don't have my problem and the fix I posted may not work.

    The boot configuration fix I posted is for a UEFI based system so be very careful what you do to avoid ending up with an unbootable system.
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  2.    20 Dec 2015 #32

    Steve C said: View Post
    Did you run bcdedit /export <yourfilename> from an elevated command prompt? If this is successful then you probably don't have my problem and the fix I posted may not work.

    The boot configuration fix I posted is for a UEFI based system so be very careful what you do to avoid ending up with an unbootable system.
    Okay, so I just ran bcdedit /export <yourfilename> and nothing happened. What is it supposed to do?

    I am still plagued by problems. Although the disk layout is now correct, Windows is running extremely slowly, booting is extremely slow, and on every second or third boot I get the BSOD with error message DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL (storahci.sys). Yes indeed, another totally vague error message from the wonderful folks at "Microhard". And there is another BIG problem, the update still will not complete. It gets to about 24%, then restores the system to its previous version.

    I give Windows 10 a huge thumbs down. It has to be the most time-consuming, finicky, and confusing version of Windows yet conceived. I can think of a far easier solution to this problem. Wipe the hard drive completely and install Windows 7. Problem solved.

    Windows 10 is the problem!!!!!!! It is one big bug.
    Last edited by Gumtree; 20 Dec 2015 at 17:59.
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       21 Dec 2015 #33

    You need to run the bcdedit command from an elevated command prompt and did you insert a file for yourfilename eg c:\temp\bcdinfo?

    The BSOD indicates a driver problem probably connected with the disk or motherboard drivers. You could right click on each item in Device Manager and ask Windows to automatically search for updates before you upgrade. Also don't let Windows search for drivers when you upgrade. I agree you are close to the stage when frustration exceeds the desire to upgrade!
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  4.    21 Dec 2015 #34

    Try to run Disk Cleanup.
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  5.    21 Dec 2015 #35

    Does anyone know if these symptoms and solutions are the same for Windows-To-Go?

    I have a Windows 8.1 Enterprise and had created a Windows10-To-Go booting from USB. It has been working fine until this 'Upgrade to Windows 10 Enterprise, version 1511, 10586' started failing.

    Your help would be greatly appreciated.
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  6.    21 Dec 2015 #36

    Steve C said: View Post
    You need to run the bcdedit command from an elevated command prompt and did you insert a file for yourfilename eg c:\temp\bcdinfo?

    The BSOD indicates a driver problem probably connected with the disk or motherboard drivers. You could right click on each item in Device Manager and ask Windows to automatically search for updates before you upgrade. Also don't let Windows search for drivers when you upgrade. I agree you are close to the stage when frustration exceeds the desire to upgrade!
    Yes this is beyond a joke. Would you believe, I have tried almost 20 times to install this upgrade and ended up having to re-install Windows 4 times!! If anyone from Microsoft reads these forums, I can only say "Congratulations, you seem to have successfully crippled your entire operating system in a single upgrade."

    One good thing that has come from this exercise is I now have a GPT hard disk on a UEFI machine. This part of the problem is all resolved, BUT it still will not update. So I give up.

    Thank you to everyone on this forum for their help. The problem is still not resolved, but that has not been without considerable effort.
    Last edited by Gumtree; 21 Dec 2015 at 16:34.
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  7.    21 Dec 2015 #37

    MSMPlayz said: View Post
    Try to run Disk Cleanup.
    MSMPlayz, I have done that numerous times. It does not help. Yesterday I tried your method again and this time followed it to the letter. Well at first things went great. I got to 41% during the installation, then the screen went black. I waited almost an hour. Still black. It was the black screen of death. When I shut the PC down and rebooted, nothing. It had completely wiped my hard drive and there were no longer any partitions. I had to start from scratch.
    I am also a member of the Microsoft community forums. They posted up a solution to my problem. But it is no surprise to me that it does not work either.
    I now have the original Windows 10 system running again. Boot up is very fast and I am not experiencing any problems. I would like to keep it this way. Is there any way to disable updates in Windows 10? Can I disable this one update from constantly trying to install over and over without success?
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  8.    21 Dec 2015 #38

    chrisf said: View Post
    Does anyone know if these symptoms and solutions are the same for Windows-To-Go?

    I have a Windows 8.1 Enterprise and had created a Windows10-To-Go booting from USB. It has been working fine until this 'Upgrade to Windows 10 Enterprise, version 1511, 10586' started failing.

    Your help would be greatly appreciated.
    My advice is DO NOT install version 1511, 10586 under any circumstances. It is full of bugs and will mess up your computer and your life. Revert to your former version if you can.
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  9. Posts : 1,830
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       21 Dec 2015 #39

    I wonder what international software quality assurance (QA) standards (e.g. ISO) Microsoft have been granted and how often they are subject to external audit to monitor and maintain their software QA standards? I hope Windows 10 is not being used in safety critical applications!
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  10.    21 Dec 2015 #40

    Steve C said: View Post
    I wonder what international software quality assurance (QA) standards (e.g. ISO) Microsoft have been granted and how often they are subject to external audit to monitor and maintain their software QA standards? I hope Windows 10 is not being used in safety critical applications!
    Agreed! One would not want to be an astronaut flying to Mars with your life depending on this software. Half way there and next thing: "Critical system failure because upgrade could not be installed due to incompatible hard drive. You must now wipe your drive and re-install system. This will take some time. In the meantime you may experience some death." LOL!
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