Windows 10: Drained with Windows 10

  1.    20 Aug 2015 #1

    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.
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    64-bit 10240 10 Pro
       20 Aug 2015 #2

    I would go back to Seven, take a break and then start it again.
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  3. Posts : 3,209
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       20 Aug 2015 #3

    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.
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    W10Prox64
       20 Aug 2015 #4

    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.
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  5.    20 Aug 2015 #5

    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
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  6. Posts : 11,224
    W10Prox64
       20 Aug 2015 #6

    DvineDNO said: 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.
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