Windows 10: BSOD during upgrade on Dell laptop....I'm stuck here...


  1. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
       15 Sep 2016 #1

    BSOD during upgrade on Dell laptop....I'm stuck here...


    Okay, so here's what I did to my Dell Inspiron 15 7559:

    It had Windows 10 Home already installed on it. But I wanted Windows 10 Pro 64bit. So while I was in the running system, I used Minitool Partition Wizard to format the C drive. Knowing that it was gonna scream since I was in Windows, I restarted the machine to allow the partition program to format the C drive upon bootup. It seemingly did although it seemed like to happened too fast. But I figured things were okay.

    So I figured I was ready to install the new Windows 10 Pro 64bit version of Windows on the laptop now. I got my thumb drive and made it into a bootable Win10 device (using Rufus) hoping it would install a clean version of Windows. When I finally figured out how to change the boot sequence in the Dell BIOS to USB drive, I inserted the thumb drive into the laptop. Rebooted the laptop. And got a BSOD mentioning 'PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA,...

    So, I'm not sure what happened. I figured it didn't like the hard drive that was on the system so I swapped it out for an SSD drive, then an SSHD and the same BSOD occurred. I even installed an M.2 SSD but the same BSOD appeared yet again.

    Should I try the classic install method using a Windows 10 Pro DVD? I have an external DVD drive that I can use to install the 'old school' way.

    I'm stuck. Not sure what to do now. I welcome suggestions.
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  2. Posts : 1,527
    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)
       15 Sep 2016 #2

    I don't know what you have done but you could have just upgraded to the Pro version for which you need a license key. The simplest way to create a bootable installation USB stick is to use the Media Creation tool or install from the ISO file - see these https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html and https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/9...-download.html

    You will probably have to clean install Windows 10 Home which should auto-activate if it was previously activated. Then upgrade it to Pro from PC Settings.
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  3. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
    Thread Starter
       15 Sep 2016 #3

    Steve C said: View Post
    I don't know what you have done but you could have just upgraded to the Pro version for which you need a license key. The simplest way to create a bootable installation USB stick is to use the Media Creation tool or install from the ISO file - see these https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html and https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/9...-download.html

    You will probably have to clean install Windows 10 Home which should auto-activate if it was previously activated. Then upgrade it to Pro from PC Settings.
    I will try to put Windows 10 Pro onto a DVD and seeing if it will reboot from that rather than a thumb drive.
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