Windows 10: login screen locks up

  1.    29 Jul 2015 #1

    login screen locks up


    I tried to install Windows 10 fresh from a usb but it said my Windows 7 key didn't work and I never got a Windows 10 key so I'm not sure what to do, the upgrade install won't login. I enter password, then proceed but it locks up. if I click anywhere after a minute the screen goes black ave nothing happens.

    can anyone tell me
    a: where to get the Windows 10 key so I can do a fresh install

    or b: how to fix this login screen
    I tried safe mode repair but it said it's unable to repair and I should restart the pc.

    lol
    thanks
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  2.    29 Jul 2015 #2

    I have the same problem even though I installed from media. It's been locked for hours and nothing is happening.
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  3.    30 Jul 2015 #3

    fusionguy200 said: View Post
    I have the same problem even though I installed from media. It's been locked for hours and nothing is happening.
    I don't think there is any way to fix it. I did a fresh wipe and install of Windows 7 then 10 it still locks up at login.

    you can uninstall 10 by booting reset at the boot screen before login, it'll run automatic repair which has an option: advanced options, troubleshoot, advanced options, go back to the previous build.

    I anticipated Windows 10 for so long, and now I can't use it, so long.
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  4.    30 Jul 2015 #4

    happyten said: View Post
    I don't think there is any way to fix it. I did a fresh wipe and install of Windows 7 then 10 it still locks up at login.

    you can uninstall 10 by booting reset at the boot screen before login, it'll run automatic repair which has an option: advanced options, troubleshoot, advanced options, go back to the previous build.

    I anticipated Windows 10 for so long, and now I can't use it, so long.
    How do you boot reset? It's been stuck over night.
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  5.    30 Jul 2015 #5

    Hi guys,

    Did you follow this guide, regarding upgrading from within windows 7 and activating -- Clean Install after upgrade from 7 don't work !! Can't activate the OS - Windows 10 Forums

    This is mentioned in the Common faults thread.

    If you don't activate your copy by upgrading first, your key will not be registered for Windows 10.
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  6.    30 Jul 2015 #6

    Windows Sniper said: View Post
    Hi guys,

    Did you follow this guide, regarding upgrading from within windows 7 and activating -- Clean Install after upgrade from 7 don't work !! Can't activate the OS - Windows 10 Forums

    This is mentioned in the Common faults thread.

    If you don't activate your copy by upgrading first, your key will not be registered for Windows 10.
    How can I activate it when I'm not even able to login and just stuck on the login screen.
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  7.    30 Jul 2015 #7

    fusionguy200 said: View Post
    How can I activate it when I'm not even able to login and just stuck on the login screen.
    @fusionguy200,
    I'm sorry, a confusion of different posting in one thread, you are really better off starting your own thread for this issue, as the original poster can log in.
    @happyten, Can you please confirm that you installed Windows 10 as an upgrade from within Windows 7.
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  8.    30 Jul 2015 #8

    Windows Sniper said: View Post
    @fusionguy200,
    I'm sorry, a confusion of different posting in one thread, you are really better off starting your own thread for this issue, as the original poster can log in.
    I would, but right now I'm trying what happyten did by going back to previous build. Will try after.
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