1.    08 Aug 2015 #1
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 7
    windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

    Windows 10 won't install properly


    So I have tried 6+ times. A minimum of 6 it could be more. the first time the install took a whole 24 hours. It worked fine for a bit and then it froze so I reset it and then I get a screen that says sorry cannot start or something similar. It resets a few times and then goes into troubleshooting. Troubleshooting tells me I can't refresh because my hard drive is locked. I install windows 7 again. I try again 2 days later. it installs in less than an hour. it works fine for a while then freezes. it resets a few times and then goes into troubleshooting. Troubleshooting tells me I can't refresh because my hard drive is locked again. This time I try creating a windows 10 boot media and ding a clean install. I don't know how many times I did a clean install. At LEAST 4 times I tried. It kept getting stuck on "just a moment". Each time I left it for 2 or more hours. I then did a refresh and told it to keep nothing. It proceeded to do the same thing over and over. I am back to 7. 7 works fine. I am actually planning on staying with 7 for now. I just wanted to put this out there so everyone would know and someone might find a solution before the next time I try to "upgrade" to windows 10.

    A note: both of the first 2 times I updated from windows update. I have not yet tried the "upgrade this PC" option in the media creation tool
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  2.    08 Aug 2015 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    In a house with a crazy cat trying to kill me
    Posts : 17,335
    Win 7 32, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 64 Pro, Win 10 64 Education Edition

    This article may be helpful:

    Tutorial on how to fix “The drive where windows is installed is locked” in Windows 8.1, Windows 10


    http://wind8apps.com/drive-windows-installed-locked/
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  3.    08 Aug 2015 #3
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 7
    windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by Borg 386 View Post
    This article may be helpful:

    Tutorial on how to fix “The drive where windows is installed is locked” in Windows 8.1, Windows 10


    http://wind8apps.com/drive-windows-installed-locked/
    Oh I already went through all of those steps. Nothing worked besides installing either 7 or 10.
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