Windows 10: Windows 10 upgrade - Black screen, No cursor. Can't revert. Solved

  1.    09 Sep 2015 #1

    Windows 10 upgrade - Black screen, No cursor. Can't revert.


    Okay so I stupidly decided to upgrade to Windows 10.
    I left the install going and went out. When I came home it was stuck on a black screen without a cursor.
    The problem I am facing now is, sometimes I can get the laptop to go to the system restore menu if I screw around with it long enough, but it won't let me in because I don't have a password to log in (I never had one on this laptop) but it still requires one?
    And I can't seem to find any other way to get back to Windows 7, since I usually can't see anything at all?
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  2. Posts : 12,192
    W10Prox64
       10 Sep 2015 #2

    itssarahjade said: View Post
    Okay so I stupidly decided to upgrade to Windows 10.
    I left the install going and went out. When I came home it was stuck on a black screen without a cursor.
    The problem I am facing now is, sometimes I can get the laptop to go to the system restore menu if I screw around with it long enough, but it won't let me in because I don't have a password to log in (I never had one on this laptop) but it still requires one?
    And I can't seem to find any other way to get back to Windows 7, since I usually can't see anything at all?
    Hi itssarahjade and welcome to TenForums.

    When using restore in W10 it will always have a password prompt for user accounts, even if you don't use a password. You should be able to just leave the password box blank and continue.

    I do hope you have all your data backed up?

    I assume you used the Media Creation Tool and did an in-place upgrade to the laptop? Perhaps you can grab an ISO of Windows 10 and try a repair install using it. Be sure to select "keeps apps and files" or "keep files" (whichever you prefer). If it asks for a keycode, just select "skip". If it doesn't show the "skip" option, you have downloaded the the incorrect ISO for your system.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    10 Sep 2015 #3

    simrick said: View Post
    Hi itssarahjade and welcome to TenForums.

    When using restore in W10 it will always have a password prompt for user accounts, even if you don't use a password. You should be able to just leave the password box blank and continue.

    I do hope you have all your data backed up?

    I assume you used the Media Creation Tool and did an in-place upgrade to the laptop? Perhaps you can grab an ISO of Windows 10 and try a repair install using it. Be sure to select "keeps apps and files" or "keep files" (whichever you prefer). If it asks for a keycode, just select "skip". If it doesn't show the "skip" option, you have downloaded the the incorrect ISO for your system.
    Yes fortunately I learnt my lesson on backing up many years ago!
    Thank you so much for your suggestions, I believe I have figured it out now.
    Thank you again!
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 12,192
    W10Prox64
       10 Sep 2015 #4

    itssarahjade said: View Post
    Yes fortunately I learnt my lesson on backing up many years ago!
    Thank you so much for your suggestions, I believe I have figured it out now.
    Thank you again!
    Please let us know your resolution, and then mark the thread as solved in the upper left-hand corner, so others with the same problem who search and find your thread will know the results.

    Thanks very much and enjoy Windows 10!
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    10 Sep 2015 #5

    simrick said: View Post
    Please let us know your resolution, and then mark the thread as solved in the upper left-hand corner, so others with the same problem who search and find your thread will know the results.

    Thanks very much and enjoy Windows 10!
    Just now finished reverting back, Just managed to continue without the password and it worked. Thanks again
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  6. Posts : 12,192
    W10Prox64
       10 Sep 2015 #6

    itssarahjade said: View Post
    Just now finished reverting back, Just managed to continue without the password and it worked. Thanks again
    Excellent! and, thanks for the rep!
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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