Windows 10 automatically shutting down (unwanted)

  1. Posts : 6
    Windows 10 Pro

    Windows 10 automatically shutting down (unwanted)

    Hiya guys,
    New to forums, not sure exactly where I would post this question.

    I've recently built a new PC and it's up and running straight away with no issues, the only things I moved from my old PC were my SSD+HDD and my graphics card, which i'm upgrading when I get paid next.

    I was quite surprised when I didn't have to reinstall Windows, as I had assumed I would have to, but I moved my SSD over and it booted from it straight away with no obvious issues.

    The issue i'm having, on 2 occasions it seems to have shut itself down really quickly without being asked to, but properly (Windows is shutting down..). I can't remember what I was doing first time round, but second time round I had clicked restart, but it just shut down. I rebooted and clicked restart again and it restarted fine.

    I haven't got the internet yet in the new flat so haven't been able to reactivate, I had read somewhere (cannot find it again though), that an unactivated windows 10 will only run for a couple of hours at a time, not sure if this is true.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks, Mark.
      My Computer

  2. Posts : 5,169
    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 21H2

    Hello Mark and welcome to TenForums :)

    I think the only limitation with an unactivated W10 is that you cannot personalise your PC and you get nagged every now and again to activate it. I don't think that it spontaneously shuts down after 2 hours.

    W10 must have done a good job of finding new drivers for your new build, quite often the old drivers from a previous installation really interfere and you can't start up. However, as you are now on a new motherboard you may have difficulty activating. It will help if you previously logged in with a Microsoft account and do the same on your new build.

    At some point it would be worth backing up your data and doing a clean install.
      My Computers

  3. Posts : 6
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter

    Hi Philc43,

    Thanks for the reply,
    I did a clean install just incase and seems to be ok now!
    Perhaps it was just a problem with the old drivers.

    Thanks for replying.

      My Computer


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