1.    06 May 2016 #1
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    My Toshiba Laptop has ended up on the list of that can't run Win10


    My Toshiba Satellite L775D-S7340 was not on the list of laptops that could not run Windows 10 when I installed Win 10 last year. I have had to reinstall 5 times now due to crashes & corrupted files. I found out that my laptop is now on the list of pc's that can't run Windows 10. Is there anything I can do to be able to successfully run Win 10 on this system? Any upgrades, anything? Toshiba is of no help.
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  2.    06 May 2016 #2
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    Quote Originally Posted by mkj307 View Post
    I have had to reinstall 5 times now due to crashes & corrupted files.
    Sound like maybe time for a new hard drive/SSD? What OS did the laptop come from the factory with?
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  3.    06 May 2016 #3
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    I just installed a new hard drive but it is not SSD. It came with Windows 7 Premium, SP1
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  4.    07 May 2016 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by mkj307 View Post
    I just installed a new hard drive but it is not SSD. It came with Windows 7 Premium, SP1
    Then I would follow my same procedure:
    Important precautions to take before upgrading to Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    Except Windows 7 dism.exe doesn't have the /export-driver function - that was added in Windows 8. So skip exporting the drivers. Instead, after the clean install of Windows 10 - install Macrium Reflect Free again on Windows 10. Explore the Windows partition in the image file you made in step #2 with Macrium Reflect. It will assign a virtual drive letter to it. Then in Windows 10 device manager, after attempting to install drivers for unknown devices by searching automatically, anything that doesn't get a driver from the internet, point the manual driver installation to the Windows folder on the virtual drive letter created by Macrium and it should use compatible drivers from there.

    Also look for Windows 8 or Windows 10 drivers from the manufacturers of the hardware components too.

    Not including that laptop model in the list of those compatible with Windows 10 really means that Toshiba isn't going to provide Windows 10 drivers for it. It doesn't necessarily mean that Windows 10 won't run on it - your just going to have to hunt for drivers that will work.
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  5.    07 May 2016 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    Then I would follow my same procedure:
    Important precautions to take before upgrading to Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    Except Windows 7 dism.exe doesn't have the /export-driver function - that was added in Windows 8. So skip exporting the drivers. Instead, after the clean install of Windows 10 - install Macrium Reflect Free again on Windows 10. Explore the Windows partition in the image file you made in step #2 with Macrium Reflect. It will assign a virtual drive letter to it. Then in Windows 10 device manager, after attempting to install drivers for unknown devices by searching automatically, anything that doesn't get a driver from the internet, point the manual driver installation to the Windows folder on the virtual drive letter created by Macrium and it should use compatible drivers from there.

    Also look for Windows 8 or Windows 10 drivers from the manufacturers of the hardware components too.

    Not including that laptop model in the list of those compatible with Windows 10 really means that Toshiba isn't going to provide Windows 10 drivers for it. It doesn't necessarily mean that Windows 10 won't run on it - your just going to have to hunt for drivers that will work.
    Thank you for your help! I check all of my 3rd party software for updates or to see if they are compatible with Win 10. However I'm pretty sure the Toshiba software that came pre-installed is not compatible. It seems every time I uninstall bloatware I start having problems. That includes Windows 10 bloatware or programs I won't use. Once I uninstall some of those programs I start having problems. I think Toshiba has updates to Windows 8 drivers for my stuff on their site though. I will upgrade to that. I didn't know that would help. Thanks again!
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