Windows 10: Endless problems with Windows 10

  1.    16 Sep 2016 #1

    Endless problems with Windows 10

    I certainly appreciate the update offered to go to Windows 10 for free, but working with this system has been a series of horrible and pointless errors that has resulted in a spectacular amount of blue screens and freezes that make me feel that the whole thing is barely worth the trouble.

    I am up on my computer now, an ASUS N71-JQ X1, which generally worked fine with Windows 7 Home Premium, and I honestly can't say that I trust this system to be workable the next time I re-boot. As a rule of thumb I am saving the registry and a restore point almost every damn day I'm on this laptop, as the updates have caused an endless stream of crashes and freezes. What is the point of useless updates, and to be honest, why wasn't the Windows 10 software tested before offering it to the public.

    My laptop is really unstable with Windows 10 which is unfortunate, as I have always been a strong supporter of both PC's and Microsoft having used them both since Windows 3.

    This system obviously has it's merits, in both design and intent, but on this laptop it's a massive crap shoot. It's somewhere between infuriating and horrifying that I can't even come close to trusting it. I'm left with the sense that every time I use this laptop, it's only a matter of time before I crash or freeze.

    That is disgraceful. This could have been a real transition for Microsoft, and now, my sense is the whole thing doesn't work with anything older than 3 years, with any real reliability, like my laptop. Ironically, I bought a Toshiba Satellite for my wife (L15W-B1302) and because is it newer than my laptop, it has literally never frozen up or crashed since I upgraded it to Windows 10. It's really annoying as the Toshiba cost less than 1/2 the price of my ASUS and I end up using it more than my ASUS because of these badly thought out update that crash my ASUS.

    I don't want updates if all they do is crash my laptop. In fact, I feel the updates are poorly thought out and executed as a result. I doubt that was the intent, but I am going to do everything I can to avoid updates until I feel they are safe.
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  2.    17 Sep 2016 #2

    Have u tried doing a clean install of Windows 10 Anniversary Edition?
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  3.    17 Sep 2016 #3

    A clean install is worth considering, but does your laptop support Windows 10? Have a look at the ASUS support pages and see whether the drivers and BIOS support Windows 10. I would send them a support request asking about Windows 10 support.
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  4.    17 Sep 2016 #4

    I also recommend a clean install. I ran into various troubles on my desktop too after the upgrade from 8.1 to 10. I spent hours trying to fix it until I finally decided to do a clean install. Now all those problems are gone.
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  5.    17 Sep 2016 #5

    I have four laptop computers that went from Win7 to Win10, two are ASUSs one and HP, all four have small differences in running Win10.
    I don't think Microsoft tests every computer as like my two of my ASUSs that have different hardware installed.
    I agree maybe running a full clean install would help your problem.
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  6. lopedoggie's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 64bit v1803 build 17133.73
       17 Sep 2016 #6

    No way there are that many problems with windows 10+. It is operator error. I messed up the initial roll out in 2015 but, have had no faults with updates since november 2015. It is now Sept 16th, 2016 and I don't know how many updates I have received but, none have wrecked this pc or caused any non correctable problems (very minor, mostly a setting put back to default mode). What is the real problem? I would guess the troubleshooting program for windows 10 may be and issue and it is very easy to go that route first off to try and fix your problem. Roll backs and resorting to the troubleshooter should be the last means used to fix any problems with your installation IMO. Be patient and use this forum to find answers to your particular problem first.
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  7.    17 Sep 2016 #7

    lopedoggie said: View Post
    No way there are that many problems with windows 10+. It is operator error.
    That statement is (to put it mildly) just so wrong. It could be hardware incompatibility. Some drivers may need updating or down grading. The update could have installed wrong. But to blame it on the operator is wrong.
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  8. Fafhrd's Avatar
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    Windows 10 x86 14383 Insider Pro and Core 10240
       18 Sep 2016 #8

    Have you read the ASUS Help FAQs for your laptop?

    N71Jq | Notebooks | ASUS Global
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  9. TechnoMage's Avatar
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    Win 7 Pro/32, Win 10 Pro/64/32
       18 Sep 2016 #9

    As a computer tech, since the DOS 2.0 days, I'm appalled by the updates, etc., that come out of Microsoft.

    It just seems that when an OS is on the downward side of its life expectancy, the updates get worse and worser.
    They did it to XP and now they seem to be doing it to Windows 7, in an effort to get people to upgrade to the next BIG THING.

    My fix for both OS's that get corrupted by an MS Update, is to just totally disable all MS Updates.
    I know the talking heads will vilify me for making that statement, but hey, sometimes we just have to do what works. Eh?

    Windows 10 is definitely a horse of a different color, so to speak. After a clean install, it takes me over an hour to tweak and tune it, and plug up all the security holes. Even at that, I'm sure that there are a few Security Holes that I've missed.

    As far as being able to install (clean install) Windows 10 on an older PC/Laptop, W-10 has the greatest Hardware Driver Package that I've ever seen since Windows 95. I just put the Redstone_14393 version of Windows 10/x86, on a 9 yr old Dell Laptop and all the hardware is working perfectly, without me having to spend time chasing down drivers.

    But, I didn't start that install without first backing up the old OS, to a Storage partition on the HD, just in case my Win-10 install went wonky. (Stuff Happens!)

    Once I have all the Security Holes taken care of, I install the newest "Classic Shell", and then proceed to set up my desktop just like I would on Win-7. So far, I've never had a BSOD or lockup with Windows 10, either the 32 bit or 64 bit versions.

    Notice I only tell y'all how I do you wish to do it, is up to you.

    Cheers Mates!
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