Windows 10: Windows 10 killed my $3600 custom PC

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    W10Prox64
       19 May 2016 #21

    essenbe said: View Post
    If you stop and look at how many Motherboard manufacturers there are and how many chipsets each put out. Then look at low many boards of each chipset they put out, I think it is unreasonable to expect Microsoft to have drivers for every one. If you add in all of the graphics cards there are, Lan and wireless manufacturers, there are millions of combinations of hardware in a computer possible. No one could expect Microsoft to have drivers for every single combination possible.

    There is a reason you can get drivers from the manufacturer's web sites. The hardware manufacturers are responsible for providing drivers for the products they manufacturer. Microsoft has done a good job of providing drivers that will work on most components in the majority of computers. But, they can only provide the drivers provided to them by the manufacturers. Microsoft is not responsible for providing drivers, the hardware manufacturers are. If you consider the millions of combinations of computer components out, you would have to say Microsoft has done an excellent job of providing drivers. Anything not provided, it is your responsibility to find from the manufacturer. To expect anything else is unreasonable.
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  2.    19 May 2016 #22

    RWOne said: View Post
    The rule is you never use the Discs that come with it, you grab the latest from the manufacturer website prior to installation.
    Wrong! You always use the disc that came with your motherboard...as a beverage coaster while you install the OS on your new system.

    This just tells me that people are jumping in to building their own PCs (good) without doing the proper preparation beforehand (bad). It is one of the most crucial steps you can take for any new system. Download the drivers and basic apps you will need to a flash or external drive prior to do anything else. If you don't understand how to do this step, it is time to call in help, such as a friend who has done this before. If you expect Microsoft to magically have all of these drivers ready for you, then you probably aren't grasping the entire process and should probably ask for some help or guidance before getting started.
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    Windows 10 Enterprise and Pro/Windows 7 Enterprise/Linux Mint
       19 May 2016 #23

    We still have not heard from the thread starter for this thread.
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    W10Prox64
       19 May 2016 #24

    essenbe said: View Post
    We still have not heard from the thread starter for this thread.
    Was just thinking the same....
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    Windows 10 Pro (Mix of Builds) / Linux Mint
       19 May 2016 #25

    DeaconFrost said: View Post
    Wrong! You always use the disc that came with your motherboard...as a beverage coaster while you install the OS on your new system.

    This just tells me that people are jumping in to building their own PCs (good) without doing the proper preparation beforehand (bad). It is one of the most crucial steps you can take for any new system. Download the drivers and basic apps you will need to a flash or external drive prior to do anything else. If you don't understand how to do this step, it is time to call in help, such as a friend who has done this before. If you expect Microsoft to magically have all of these drivers ready for you, then you probably aren't grasping the entire process and should probably ask for some help or guidance before getting started.
    Aww, C'mon Deacon, you don't use those for coasters, you have a ton of leftover AOL discs sent to you in the mail for that ....

    I do keep my mainboard discs that come with mine, but they go into a folder for storage, with it's invoice and warranty info, etc. Kept for a last last last last last resort

    Oh to add to the bottom, if you know the manufacturers site, on occasion, you could get away with grabbing the ethernet / wifi adapter only, then once online with the new system, grab the others. Lazy, but it works as well if you have a connection, or don't have a large enough storage medium for all the drivers (Lame if that's the case too, I mean, a tiny flash drive can hold them ... )
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  6.    19 May 2016 #26

    The OP seems to have checked out, but I wanted to describe for others how I was able to deal with this issue.

    The client experienced an unintentional upgrade to 10 (seems quite common) and booted up to a black screen with arrow cursor. I was able to bring up the task manager (ctrl-alt-del) and start msconfig using run new task. I then set the machine to boot in safe mode from the boot tab and rebooted. This successfully booted to a desktop in safe mode. IIRC, I tried to revert to Win7 from there but it wouldn't do it from safe mode. I reopened msconfig, disabled safe mode and rebooted. This time it booted up normally and I was able to revert to Win7. Don't know if this will help anyone else, but it worked for me.
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    Win 10 Pro x64
       19 May 2016 #27

    Maybe this $3600 rig includes a $3000 60" smart curved TV as a monitor.
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  8. Posts : 2,554
    Windows 10 x64 Home Build (Redstone(1)) 15063.608
       19 May 2016 #28

    simrick said: View Post
    Was just thinking the same....
    Same here
    I like members like that come on here slagging Microsoft off over Windows 10 then don't bother to come back
    Also I always used the disc for setup.
    I did with my HP Printer then once up and running when to the site and updated the software etc afterwards
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  9. Posts : 474
    Windows 10 Pro (Mix of Builds) / Linux Mint
       19 May 2016 #29

    hTconeM9user said: View Post
    Same here
    I like members like that come on here slagging Microsoft off over Windows 10 then don't bother to come back
    Also I always used the disc for setup.
    I did with my HP Printer then once up and running when to the site and updated the software etc afterwards
    I hate that I'm the voice of the cynic, but I never consider someone a "Member" of a BB until they have posted 20 times themselves, or began responding if they knew, or offered in good faith to assist someone else.

    I'll stand corrected, but to me this was nothing more than an inexperienced user ranting on the OS instead of sucking it up and fixing his issue, and I don't take the position that our earlier posts frightened him off, etc. If he really needed help, then he would keep checking back until he saw a post that had info he could try, or he would respond to us in some other manner.
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  10.    19 May 2016 #30

    essenbe said: View Post
    We still have not heard from the thread starter for this thread.

    The poster was frustrated because their computer unexpectedly upgraded to Win 10 and came here to release some of that frustration and seek help but gets blasted instead. I wonder why the didn't come back?
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