That is going to a strange list well.
Set Partition two active
Clean Install of windows 7 on partition 2.
Bluetooth installed with windows 7
Installed Chipset: Intel Chipset INF
Chipset: AMT HECI (Consumer Desktop) Driver
IR receiver (ITE8731) Driver
Realtek 8111F Network Driver
Intel HD Graphics Driver with aero and aero installed.
Installed chocolatey package manager
Installed update (I think I should of passed on but needed to test it because most people would have those installed)
Now the rest will be out of order.
HP printer was fixed with a windows update
Setup classic desktop
Add take ownership registry files, so I could make my toolbar shortcut to programs.
Installed Dell webcam software
Installed Epson Printer
Installed Firefox via choco (I updated the browsers afterwards)
Installed Google Chrome via choco (No updated needed)
Installed Opera manually
Installed Apache open office
Installed Spybot 1.6 version (I like some feature of that, they took those away in 2. unless I want to pay for it)
Installed Msworks 7
Installed thunderbird via choco (No updated needed)
Installed Scooby Doo Jinx at the Sphinx
Installed Scooby Doo Phantom of the Knight
Installed Scooby Doo The scary stone dragon
Installed Egames Pinball
Added another user
Configured other users software
Disabled UAC before trying to install windows 10.
Internet was connected during windows 10 install
I may of missed an item or two but that what I can remember. This update kb971033 will not install on systems that are pre-activated.
For those of you out there who have Lic. copies of the Windows OSes that will be able to be freely upgrade with the new Windows 10 upgrade why worry. It is not as if you weren't going to buy a new copy of Windows 10 when it hits the streets. Don't know about the rest of you folks, but I am (maybe even a couple), and will use as many of the free copies I can (2) in setting up all my Windows compters (just not my Mac it will remain Mac. Then if I don't care for how they work or handle after doing the upgrade then I will do clean installs of win 10.
That the problem @Lee if it is just going to be a free upgrade for windows 7 users and not allow a clean install. This 10041 64 bit didn't install. @BunnyJ said MS could of changed the hardware requirements for this new build and he had to buy hardware which you shouldn't need to do. Which will keep more people from upgrading. I did a clean install in a vm, installed firefox and then it stopped working. So, the 64 bit build doesn't work in vm, so most likely it won't do a clean install on my system. Microsoft whole point is to be able to upgrade windows 7 to 10 without having to do a clean install, that how Microsoft will do other releases from the way I understand windows 10 as a service, which is a little scary. So much for it being free if you have to buy new hardware or upgraded memory to get it or you have you buy the 32 bit version to get 10 to work. Back to my issue, I will be trying the 32 bit version of windows 10 in a vm to see if I get the same crash. I still don't know if the 32 bit will work.
For $20 you can save yourself a lot of blood, sweat and tears!
Order a drive, download the ISO for 10041 from WinUpdate, pull your present HDD, install the refurb, clean install the ISO and check it out, THOROUGHLY.............. before you do anything else!
In the words of the famous German rocket scientist "before you can get where you ain't, you gotta know where you is?"............. and, my friend, you ain't got no idea where you is, at the moment.
Start with facts!
If I have to buy anything to get windows 10 it is not free. My point is you shouldn't have buy anything to upgrade to 10 period.
So far windows 32 bit is working in the vm. I think they increased the memory requirement above 4 gb for 64 bit machine. Next test, is a clean install on partition two. Posted from vm.
Well,, I guess that it's up to you now to figure out what's wrong with the process of upgrading to Win10. IMO, the best way to get to the problem is to eliminate as many things that might interfere with trying to get to the root of the problem. And to be totally honest, I don't know why you want to run Linux when Windows does everything you should need to do. Linux is fine for more experienced users and not for an average user like you.
Just my 2c..