Windows 10 Free Upgrade DESTROYED my brand new Notebook PC

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  1. Posts : 17,246
    Windows 11 Pro

    DavidY said:
    Yeah I'd saved it with showkey at some point in the past.

    It says the Edition is: Win 8.1 RTM CoreConnected OEMM
    A google search for CoreConnected shows a lot of connections to Single Language. So I think PCSteps was correct.
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  2. Posts : 8
    Windows 8.1

    OK I did it!! Most people have the problem with a laptop with a SSD disk. So had I. So I borrowed a 2.5 inch harddisk from a other computer. I made an image from my SSD disk and transferred it to the harddisk. I started the laptop from the harrddisk and started the windows 10 upgrade from a dvd. And to my surprise the upgrade went well this time!! Windows 10 was activated. After that I made an image from the harddisk with windows 10 on it, and transferred the image to my SSD disk. I placed the SSD disk back in the laptop; windows 10 started and was activated!!! Very strange that replacing a SSD disk with a harddisk solves the problem. I have no explanation, but I am on Windows 10 now. Next step will be to try a clean install, after making an image so that i can go back in case of failure. Laptop: Clevo W150ER Intell i7 3630QM 2.4 Ghz DDR3 8 GB Samsung SSD 840 120 GB Hitachi HD 500 GB Wifi Intell Centrino N135 Lan Realtek PCI GBE family
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  3. Posts : 806
    Windows 10 Home version 20H2 64bit OS Build 19042.1023

    Something Sounds fishy here I don't think a upgrade can distroy a computer. I guess It can cause problems though from what I hear. I am glad you were able to get something figured out though.
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  4. Posts : 8
    Windows 8.1

    Oh my god; not again!!!

    Atomic77 said:
    Something Sounds fishy here I don't think a upgrade can distroy a computer. I guess It can cause problems though from what I hear. I am glad you were able to get something figured out though.
    Well the upgrade to Win10 1511 went wrong in the same way as i wrote in #62. On the first restart no system available and my ssd disk lost everything (blank disk). Microsoft did not respond to the problems in august; they did not even solve the problem now in the new version. I start to hate Windows 10 and Microsoft!! After the crash I restored an image-backup and tried to ugrade with a dvd from the iso from MS. This time the upgrade stopped because it could not find a valid serial number. Why??? Everthing is legal and I do not need a serial number. Next I did a clean install; it crashed again. I could only do that after removing my (second) harddisk from the laptop. Now I have to reinstall everything. Thanks Microsoft!!!! Why do I have to go trough this misery evertime when there is major upgrade. Why do I have to open and modify my hardware to be able to upgrade??
    Last edited by pvbers; 15 Nov 2015 at 12:04.
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  5. Posts : 79
    Windows 10 Build: Redstone

    There is one way, but you have got to follow my steps ok, but you might need your dad to let you on his PC :)

    Alright let's get started...

    Please Download Rufus USB Creation Tool and save it to your dads desktop: Rufus - Create bootable USB drives the easy way (This will help you later on in the process)

    Now you'll need to get the ISO file to install to your laptop which can be found here: Windows 7 Ultimate Free Download ISO 32 and 64 Bit

    Now to create the bootable USB you'll need to download the ISO from getintopc. Once you do that the ISO will be in your dads download folder. Open up Rufus and create the bootable USB tutorial can be found here: Make sure to have your USB plugged in before continuing :)

    Once it's finished (green indicator that disappears) unplug your USB and insert it into your laptop before turning it on. Once you do that don't turn it on yet, but look for the F8/F12 button. Now when you turn the laptop on make sure to press both those buttons or one of them to bring up the boot menu (both works best) and make sure to do it rapidly once the ASUS screen shows.

    Tell me how you went :) As I am about to jump in my bed and take a snooze for the night :)

    Warning: This is to revert back to 7 in case of a serious error :)
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  6. Posts : 1,366
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Attitude aside, I want to feel bad for you, if Staples is truly your only tech store around. Their "tech support" is nothing more than a regular store employee who asked to be in that position. They aren't trained and don't have any real world experience like many of the posters on this forum.

    Few people have had issues with the upgrades, but the solutions are usually quite easy to work through.
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