I have tried everything to get Windows 10 running this week on my relatively new laptop.
I did a format and clean install and it always works well - it runs fast and looks stable - until the first reboot where it hangs at "Restarting..." and after 20 minutes eventually gives the blue screen of death. After that point rebooting is no longer possible, only a format and clean install is possible or restoring to the original installation point.
I got Windows 10 running 6 times now from a fresh install and I tried everything. I mean EVERYTHING.
I tried disabling updates and uninstalling all drivers in case one of those causes the problem - it failed.
I tried updating with all recommended windows 10 updates from DELL's support website - it failed.
I did manage to get a memory dump file, but it's 550Mb and I can't really email that to anyone nor do I understand what that data means.
So after a week of pain and suffering and having tried pretty much everything I can think of I now must revert back to Windows 8.1 because I can no longer continue formatting and installing every morning.
My laptop was originally shipped with Windows 8. Later I upgraded and activated 8.1 and later 10.
Does that means if I install Windows 8.1 from a DVD ISO it should work or do I have to get Windows 8 and upgrade again?
Can anyone point me to the right direction where I can download the Windows 8.1 Home ISO x64? I found a few online but not sure if they're the right ones.