Windows wont boot after reinstall

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  1. Posts : 277
    Windows 10
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       #11

    Yes using correct language and Microsoft say Windows 7 Home Prem = Windows 10 home so using that though have tried both.
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  2. philc43's Avatar
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    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 20H2 Build 19042.868 and W10 Insider Preview Build 21343
       #12

    How long have you waited? It can take an hour or more sometimes with updates.
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  3. AddRAM's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 20H2
       #13

    No such thing as Home Pro.

    What are you trying to install ?

    How are you trying to install it ?

    Are you doing a clean install ?

    Where did you get the Iso file ?
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  4. Posts : 277
    Windows 10
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       #14

    I am using the one at the top of the list that comes up to choose from. Using Windows Media Creat tool and a usb.

    I am choosing format disk for my SSD then installing to that.
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  5. AddRAM's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 20H2
       #15

    You are trying to install the October Update, 1809 ????


    During the 1st reboot, are you removing the usb stick ?

    You did not change it to boot from the usb stick in the Bios did you ?

    Just use the one time boot menu key (usually F8) to bring up the boot menu and choose the usb stick 1 time. (the screen will show you which key to push to bring up the boot menu)

    I would try again and this time don`t let it do any updates, unplug the ethernet cable if you have to, but just see if you can get it to reboot properly.
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  6. dalchina's Avatar
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    Win 10 Pro (1903)
       #16

    Hi, your PC has drivers available for Vista 32 bits and Win 7 64 bits.
    That means there's no guarantee of Win 10 compatibility.

    Computers tested for Windows 10 and Windows 10 November Update | Dell UK
    - does not show your PC. (Which does not mean you might not be lucky).

    The only other possibilities I can think of:
    - check your BIOS is up to date
    - try an earlier build of Win 10 (each build can come with different drivers)
    - stay with Win 7

    (Sorry, my post above mentioning Pro was wrong- Win 7 Premium -> Win 10 Home as you said).
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  7. Posts : 277
    Windows 10
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       #17

    I have been trouble free on Windows 10 since it was first downloadable.
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  8. dalchina's Avatar
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    Win 10 Pro (1903)
       #18

    That does not mean that if you were to upgrade to another build you won't experience problems. I've seen that happen.

    So.. are you installing the SAME build that worked previously, AND without accepting updates during the procedure?

    Have you done a clean install before, and are you doing that correctly? (There's a tutorial if needed).
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  9. Posts : 277
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #19

    The one that worked before was bang up to dat ewith all the latest updates. I don't know if theres a way of knowing if this is exactly the same one. I am using windows media creation tool and choosing Windows Home.
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  10. dalchina's Avatar
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    Win 10 Pro (1903)
       #20

    Right now, as of the last day, you would get build 1809. It's possible you would have got build 1809 for a couple of days about 5 weeks ago.

    Before that it was 1803 from April/May this year.
    Before that, 1709.

    Bear in mind too that MS may have changed its driver database.

    If you wish to get a specific build, you can.

    If you examine this tutorial (now updated for 1809) you will find clues that may help you identify the build on your bootable disk.
    Create Bootable USB Flash Drive to Install Windows 10 | Tutorials

    Please use Kyhi's boot disk to boot your PC and
    a. get a screenshot of the partitions on your disk using Minitool Partition Wizard (on that disk).
    b. run a check on your disk - post the outcome of a surface scan using HD Tune (on that disk).
    c. examine the properties, details tab of a typical file e.g. explorer.exe on your system disk where you will find the build number.

    Have a look at this:
    Clean Install Windows 10 | Tutorials
    and make sure you have followed this appropriately, including deleting all Windows partitions as part of the procedure.
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