1.    20 Aug 2015 #1
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 2
    10

    Drained with Windows 10


    Jheeez, what a mess around this has been with the install of Windows 10, having a right nightmare with a laptop for a friend of mine, where do I start?

    Dell Inspiron N5030 - Windows 7 Home Premium X64 - OEM KEY

    Windows 7 all updated and the upgrade prompt active, all good to go installed, upgraded and activated. left this about a week with my friend.

    Computer does seem to be slow at points and looking at the hardware, 3GB RAM and a Dual Core CPU then X64 might be a little too much, However, I go and run the reset feature after extracting the converted key from Windows 10 for peace of mind.

    Reset feature is running and running, I fall asleep and after waking up I get: INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE.

    Oh Dam, I got Windows 10 Pre Boot Environment on my USB, run DISKPART and see the partitions available, I did try and run a reset again and last know good configuration, no joy!

    I go ahead and perform a clean install but for X86 version instead because of the laptop's hardware, it was activated and should have passed all the information to Microsoft too.

    Please enter product key, easy enough I got this in the bag - INVALID

    I skip this and hope the internet updates might help me, no it has not - I just don't understand? I have done everything from the book and it's screwing my brain. (Error code: 0xC004C003)

    The only thing I can think of is that I'm trying the converted key on a 32bit system when it was 64bit? or because I upgraded with a OEM Windows 7 key?

    Anyone with the same issue or experience? I'm just sitting here thinking about taking it back to 7 and leave it for a while.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  2.    20 Aug 2015 #2
    Join Date : Sep 2014
    Posts : 91
    64-bit 10240 10 Pro

    I would go back to Seven, take a break and then start it again.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  3.    20 Aug 2015 #3
    Join Date : Aug 2014
    Forever West
    Posts : 3,986
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint

    The only thing I can think of is that I'm trying the converted key on a 32bit system when it was 64bit?
    That usually doesn't matter.
    or because I upgraded with a OEM Windows 7 key?
    I also would go back to Win7 w/SP1 then do all the updates which will include the files to let you reserve Win10 Upgrade then install it when prompted. Later you can do the clean install if necessary. I've not had to enter a Product Key on the 7 Upgrades I've done.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  4.    20 Aug 2015 #4
    Join Date : Apr 2015
    Posts : 12,998
    W10Prox64

    Hi DvineDNO and welcome to TenForums.

    If the W10 system was activated, then you should be able to do unlimited clean installs, no key necessary (just skip when asked).
    Others have posted, if the initial upgrade was done with additional USB devices connected, it could be that some of the files necessary for reset were written someplace other than drive 0. Maybe going back to W7 and starting over is a good idea.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  5.    20 Aug 2015 #5
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 2
    10
    Thread Starter

    Yes, I'm going back to 7 on this one.

    Might make it a 32bit system as it will be less strain on the hardware.

    Thanks
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  6.    20 Aug 2015 #6
    Join Date : Apr 2015
    Posts : 12,998
    W10Prox64

    Quote Originally Posted by DvineDNO View Post
    Yes, I'm going back to 7 on this one.

    Might make it a 32bit system as it will be less strain on the hardware.

    Thanks
    Good luck. Let us know how it goes.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

 

Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 23:28.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+ Ten Forums iOS App Ten Forums Android App



Windows 10 Forums