Windows 10: Upgrading from win 7 (which has issues) to win 10

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  1.    08 May 2016 #11

    Vince Massi said: View Post
    Dusty, upgrading to 10 with an unsupported graphics chip might not have been a great idea. But try this:

    Find your video card in Device manager, and then work your way to the Events tab. Check the events to make sure that your driver installed completely. An unusual event when it doesn't, but it happened to me.
    I took care of it before upgrading with new drivers. I had to use the ISO and new drivers.
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  2.    10 May 2016 #12

    Hey guys, so I was trying to do a clean install, via USB installation method.

    - First downloaded windows 10 64 ISO
    - Used rufus to create the bootable USB
    - restarted the PC, and then hit f12, got the boot menu
    - booted from the USB, but then immediately got an error about a corrupted driver iStorV.sys.

    Does anyone have an idea what that error means? I would prefer to have a PC that works fine, without issues. I have backed up all the data, so can completely wipe out and do a brand new install.

    P.S I couldn't even do a factory restore.
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  3.    22 May 2016 #13

    So I have been toying with the idea of installing Linux Mint, instead of trying to install win 10. Has anyone done that? yay or nay?
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  4.    22 May 2016 #14

    dinesh75 said: View Post
    So I have been toying with the idea of installing Linux Mint, instead of trying to install win 10. Has anyone done that? yay or nay?
    I did about 3 years ago.
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  5.    22 May 2016 #15

    and how do you like it? from what I understand, I can run windows apps using the emulator, and that's what I really need!
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  6.    22 May 2016 #16

    dinesh75 said: View Post
    and how do you like it? from what I understand, I can run windows apps using the emulator, and that's what I really need!
    I liked it so much that I have 10 computers in my house running Windows 10 with no trace of Linux on any of them. Linux is fun, if you want to invest the time to make it work. Windows is just too easy and versatile for me. You might get more support for Linux on an actual Linux forum.
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  7.    22 May 2016 #17

    Dinesh, I have installed Linux on two different computers.

    The first was in the 1990s. It was almost as powerful an operating system as DO at the time..

    The second was about ten years ago. Other than some good mid-range games, it was inferior to Windows XP.

    When all is said and done, Linux has had plenty of time to displace Windows, and it can't even come close.
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  8.    22 May 2016 #18

    dinesh75 said: View Post
    So I have been toying with the idea of installing Linux Mint, instead of trying to install win 10. Has anyone done that? yay or nay?
    Mint runs pretty well (dual boot) with the right tweaks, especially with a Win 10 theme...

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  9.    22 May 2016 #19

    hey guys, so I managed to do a clean install of the windows 10! and it seems to be working. I didn't have to take any additional steps after the install, and my version says it's activated! not sure why, but no complaints here!

    Thanks all.
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