OH. MY GOD. I GOT IT TO WORK.
It actually wasn't what any of us were thinking it was. Apparently, for some people, myself being one of them, the installation doesn't work due to some issue with how, what I'm assuming is fast reboot works. However, I found a workaround online: Any time during the installation that it tries to reboot, hold down the power button at the startup bios screen. Then turn the pc back on once it shuts off. This got it to work for me, and I'm so glad now. I was close to giving up. Thank god for that wireless adapter as well, because my other one wasn't compatible with ten, so I guess all's well that ends well.
I haven't been fully paying attention to the issues fredc has been having, me clearly not having the answers to his issues, but you guys can keep troubleshooting that for now. Now, I have work to do on setting up this pc. Moving user folders and program file locations and setting up new drivers and all that. But any issues I have with those can be taken to other threads, though, if any of you guys have links to tutorials on such things, they would be greatly appreciated.
Regardless, I'm just very happy to be using up to date software. Thanks so much for the help guys.
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