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  1.    12 Oct 2015 #21
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    California
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    Kernel 4.x.x

    When upgrading a computer's OS, you should always investigate and acquire every driver you'll need for your hardware.

    You should also allow for the OS to settle in after the initial install. This can take a few minutes to even a day or two. Expectunusually long shut downs, boot ups, and random update installations/configurations during shutdown and boot up.

    When a shutdown hangs, observe the HDD light almost every computer has somewhere within eyesight. If it's lit or flashing, don't force shutdown the machine. Wait until the light goes dark for at least a minute before forcing a shutdown.


    Your motherboard is technically not supported in Windows 10. Most all of the components however function fine in Windows 10, but you'll not be able to receive any support from vendors (not that they're ever of much any real help anyway).

    (not supported)
    P8P67 EVO | Motherboards | ASUS Global
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  2.    12 Oct 2015 #22
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Poole Dorset UK
    Posts : 2,567
    Windows 10 x64 Home Version(1709) Build16299.125

    I have noticed on several posts that as soon as something goes wrong with their computer/laptop Microsoft and Windows 10 get the blame, when half the time they have not updated the software, before I even installed Windows 10 I made sure everything was up to date with windows 8.1.
    When 10 installed only one driver needed updating, and that was the graphics card which took all of a minute to do from the maker.
    So just wish they would leave 10 alone it is as far better than any other windows and I have used them all from 95 upwards
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  3.    12 Oct 2015 #23
    Join Date : Jul 2014
    Serbia
    Posts : 10,635
    W10 Insider + Linux

    Quote Originally Posted by hTconeM9user View Post
    I have noticed on several posts that as soon as something goes wrong with their computer/laptop Microsoft and Windows 10 get the blame, when half the time they have not updated the software, before I even installed Windows 10 I made sure everything was up to date with windows 8.1.
    When 10 installed only one driver needed updating, and that was the graphics card which took all of a minute to do from the maker.
    So just wish they would leave 10 alone it is as far better than any other windows and I have used them all from 95 upwards
    Any OS is just as compatible with any computer/component as drivers for that combination allow. There is no such thing as Windows only computer and definitely no "Windows such and such version computer", if it meets minimal HW conditions, only drivers can stop you to install them and make them work properly.
    Manufacturers of computers/parts not manufactured after a particular Windows came out may not declare it as compatible for it but may (and most of the time release drivers for them). Many drivers work even from previous Windows versions.
    So the heck with that W10 or whatever logo for computers/ parts, it's bloody gimmick.
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  4.    12 Oct 2015 #24
    Join Date : Jan 2014
    Inverness
    Posts : 1,198
    Win 10

    I have seen many older Dell's that were not certified by Dell for a certain OS not work on a different OS. Older Dells have a lot of proprietary hardware and require Dell supplied drivers or they will not work.

    I just worked another thread that user with an old Dell XPS that was made for Windows XP and not supported for later OS' by Dell not have working audio. Win 10 was able to find other hardware drivers but the Dell proprietary Sigmatel audio is not compatible and Windows could not even install the generic High Definition Audio Device drivers. The only option for this user is to install a Win 10 compatible sound card.
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  5.    12 Oct 2015 #25
    Join Date : Nov 2013
    Chicagoland
    Posts : 34,875
    Dual boot Windows 10 FCU Pro x 64 & current Insider 10 Pro

    I wonder what Acer would tell me if I contacted them to see if my 9-year-old Acer T690 was compatible with 10? Of course they're going to tell me it's not compatible. They'll want me to purchase a new one.

    Other than this build 10547, 10 runs just fine on it. 8.1.1 on the other partition also.
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  6.    12 Oct 2015 #26
    Join Date : Jan 2014
    Inverness
    Posts : 1,198
    Win 10

    Of course PC vendors want you to buy a new PC. They are in the business of building and selling new PC's, not upgrading old ones. Some hardware will run newer OS's and some will not. Up to the user to decide if they want to chance upgrade on one that is not supported.
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  7.    12 Oct 2015 #27
    Join Date : Feb 2014
    Scottsdale, AZ USA, 85254
    Posts : 315
    windows 10
    Thread Starter

    well i am going by what the people at asus have told me about the fact technically my mb is not w10 compatible and was just using basic and generic drivers instead of actually using better and more official drivers etc which i believe very well could be part of the problem.
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  8.    12 Oct 2015 #28
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 354
    Widows 10/Linux

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Siegel View Post
    well i am going by what the people at asus have told me about the fact technically my mb is not w10 compatible and was just using basic and generic drivers instead of actually using better and more official drivers etc which i believe very well could be part of the problem.
    Matt, was it a clean install ?
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  9.    12 Oct 2015 #29
    Join Date : Feb 2014
    Scottsdale, AZ USA, 85254
    Posts : 315
    windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by Torquemada View Post
    Matt, was it a clean install ?

    yes it was a clean install. i had originally done just a upgrade to 10 from the start of the insider preview versions but then at some point i had to wipe the drive and do a clean install. and for quite awhile things seemed fine until my power supply took a dump at which point i got it replaced under warranty. I am pretty sure i connected the power supply the right way as it powers on normally however as i said before it would not shut down properly under 10. now i will see once i get my new hd from wd and i reinstall windows 7 if it shuts down completely as it did before under 7 and if not then i will have to contact antec about it and see what they say because there were no connection instructions that came w the new power supply and it came w the power cables separately in a bag and i had to put them where i believed was the correct spot. now some were pretty obvious where they went but others not so much. with all this in mind i don't believe i have anything connected wrong as it would not power up most likely.
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  10.    12 Oct 2015 #30
    Join Date : Jul 2015
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    Widows 10/Linux

    I doubt very much if you've got the cables wrong. Pretty foolproof.
    Have you tried turning off "fast startup" if it's enabled ?

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