Windows 10: Windows 10 will not load?


  1. Posts : 2
    windows 7 home Premium
       19 Aug 2015 #1

    Windows 10 will not load?


    I received confirmation that i could now download the new windows 10 os. When i click on the windows icon in the bottom r/h corner of my screen it opens a box " your free windows upgrade is here .... ok lets continue"
    When i click lets continue it opens the box which says "working on it" this does absolutely nothing, i have tried it several times and the other day left it running all day while i went to work, came back & it was just the same. Not sure if this is some kind of sick joke being run by microsoft, but to say its less than useless is an understatement. Has anyone managed to get this to load????
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  2. Posts : 5,007
    Windows 10 Pro X64 15063.138
       19 Aug 2015 #2

    Has anyone managed to get this to load????
    65 million + upgrades have been completed so yes, it will load.

    Is your Windows 7 up to date, all updates applied?

    Here is a list I've been putting together from posts others have made and what they did to get the upgrade to work.

    Create an image backpack of your existing operating system to an external USB hard drive using a program like Macrium Reflect Free. If you don't have an external drive, get one as they are relatively cheap. A 1TB drive runs $50 to $60. Create the Rescue Disc before you create the image backup so if anything goes wrong, you can recover in 20 to 30 minutes.

    Check for updated drivers for your hardware at the manufacturers web site.
    Disconnect everything except mouse, keyboard and display EVERYTHING!
    Uninstall your anti-virus if it's other than the built-in Defender.
    Uninstall your firewall if it's other than the built-in Firewall.
    Uninstall any Start button programs like Classic Shell, Start8, also Window Blinds, etc.
    Uninstall any theme modifications.
    If you moved any of your user folders to another drive or partition, move them back.
    See here: Successful upgrade to Windows 10 from 8.1 with 'Users' in other drive!

    If you upgraded from Windows 8 or 8.1 and used EaseUS Partition Manager to change the partition structure, see EightForums for instructions on how to get your recovery partitions sorted, because the upgrade won't work otherwise.

    Run chkdsk /r and let it start and complete on reboot.
    Run sfc /scannow and see if it finds and repairs any system files.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  3. Posts : 2
    windows 7 home Premium
    Thread Starter
       20 Aug 2015 #3

    Ztruker said: View Post
    65 million + upgrades have been completed so yes, it will load.

    Is your Windows 7 up to date, all updates applied?

    Here is a list I've been putting together from posts others have made and what they did to get the upgrade to work.

    Create an image backpack of your existing operating system to an external USB hard drive using a program like Macrium Reflect Free. If you don't have an external drive, get one as they are relatively cheap. A 1TB drive runs $50 to $60. Create the Rescue Disc before you create the image backup so if anything goes wrong, you can recover in 20 to 30 minutes.

    Check for updated drivers for your hardware at the manufacturers web site.
    Disconnect everything except mouse, keyboard and display EVERYTHING!
    Uninstall your anti-virus if it's other than the built-in Defender.
    Uninstall your firewall if it's other than the built-in Firewall.
    Uninstall any Start button programs like Classic Shell, Start8, also Window Blinds, etc.
    Uninstall any theme modifications.
    If you moved any of your user folders to another drive or partition, move them back.
    See here: Successful upgrade to Windows 10 from 8.1 with 'Users' in other drive!

    If you upgraded from Windows 8 or 8.1 and used EaseUS Partition Manager to change the partition structure, see EightForums for instructions on how to get your recovery partitions sorted, because the upgrade won't work otherwise.

    Run chkdsk /r and let it start and complete on reboot.
    Run sfc /scannow and see if it finds and repairs any system files.


    Hi. Many thanks for your reply. Its all seems more trouble than it is worth, i though it was just a one button switch over job, so i will stay as i am. Regards.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 5,007
    Windows 10 Pro X64 15063.138
       21 Aug 2015 #4

    You can try a the one button approach and hope for the best Many have and it's worked fine. Many have and end up here looking for help
      My ComputersSystem Spec


 

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