1.    30 Jul 2015 #1
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Dublin, Ireland
    Posts : 849
    Windows 1.00 to Windows 10 Pro 64-bit Build 14971.1000

    8.1, upgrade to Windows 10, then clean install. Success.

    Windows 8.1 Activated with Genuine Product Key (I've used Genuine Product Keys since Windows 3.00a). I upgraded to 8.1 Pro with another Genuine Product Key.

    I tried to upgrade to 10 Pro without installing updates on 8.1 Pro (over 100 updates) but no luck. I had to install all the updates.

    I used the MediaCreationToolx64 to try to upgrade to 10 and got a "Something Happened" error. I then used a DVD from within Windows 8.1 Pro to upgrade. This activated.

    Cleaned my SSD with DISKPART. Clean installed 10 Pro from the DVD and this Activated. I then set Updates to Fast Builds.

      My ComputerSystem Spec
  2.    30 Jul 2015 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Dublin, Ireland
    Posts : 849
    Windows 1.00 to Windows 10 Pro 64-bit Build 14971.1000
    Thread Starter

    Forgot to say when I tried to update, the screen stopped at 22% for ages, no light activity on Router or Disk Drive. I rebooted and tried again. Half way through I got a white screen except for the task bar which had no icons. It sorted itself out after about five minutes.

    All drivers were downloaded except Intel Chipset Driver. I had to download that from intel and install manually.

    Everything seems to be working fine.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


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