Windows 10: A Tale of Two Systems. What are the Lessons Learned, if any?

  1.    15 May 2016 #1

    A Tale of Two Systems. What are the Lessons Learned, if any?

    I have three systems at home. For my wife's system, it was kind of a "shotgun" upgrade. The system drive SSD failed without any warning, just after the warranty expired. (Mushkin, don't buy from them. ) So I had to do a clean install. A lot work to re-install everything but it went smoothly.

    I use two systems, a home built desktop built around an ASUS motherboard and Intel i7 CPU and a Lenovo T530 ThinkPad. Both systems run Win 7 Pro 64. The desktop version is retail, and the laptop is OEM.

    I have had no luck upgrading the desktop using the upgrade tool or downloading the software into my C: partition. Either way, I always got some bizarre error message and I never get past one reboot, and I tried 5-6 times. The laptop. It upgraded without any problems the first time this afternoon.

    I've done a lot of reading on ways to get the Win 10 upgrade to work. Here's the thing. the laptop had some of the issues that supposedly prevent a successful upgrade but the laptop upgrade went start to finish, no problems:

    • Don't have links to drives other than C: - I had links to drives D:, E:, and F:.
    • Disconnect all drives except C:. - My system drive is on a 512 GB SSD that also has my D: and E: partitions.
    • Unplug everything. - Hard to do on a laptop.
    • Enlarge the System Reserved Partition to 500 MB. - Win 10 did that automatically.

    So what do you guys think? I'm just tossing this out in case someone else is trying a million things to their their upgrade to work.

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    Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10 Pro Insider
       16 May 2016 #2

    Have you made sure your updates are current? Also, open an elevated command prompt (Right click computer and select run as administrator) in the window that opens, copy/paste this into the window sfc /scannow. It is a system file scanner and will attempt to repair any corrupted system files. You want it to come back and say 'Windows found no Integrity Violations'. If it finds errors, reboot and run it again. You may have to reboot and run it to get it to complete without errors. See if that helps.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


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