Windows 10: Tried to install Win 10 Preview problem

Discus and support Tried to install Win 10 Preview problem in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; Have a Samsung 1-T EVO SSD with Win 8.1 Pro. I downloaded the latest Win 10 technical preview and downloaded it to my C: drive which is the EVO SSD.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by jayefayed, Apr 27, 2015.

  1. jayefayed Win User

    Tried to install Win 10 Preview problem


    Have a Samsung 1-T EVO SSD with Win 8.1 Pro. I downloaded the latest Win 10 technical preview and downloaded it to my C: drive which is the EVO SSD. Formatted a new USB media drive and once the download was done I I opened up the download of the Win 10 and dragged all the files to the USM media drive. I then hit setup on the media drive and it started installing Win 10 (could not stop it) on the C drive. I wanted it to go through the install process where it ask me what drive I wanted to install it to but instead it just kept installing over the Win 8.1 Pro on my C drive.

    When Win 10 finally installed it could not find my cloud drive and I could not get the internet to work. Could not find my Norton internet or windows defender and other programs. After frustration for over an hour luckily I went to recovery and hit refresh my computer and thank God it reverted back to my original Win 8.1 Pro.

    Can someone please tell me how to get Win 10 preview to work. I want to see it and see it actually work. I appreciate your fast response and help. I tried to find ISO file in the files but could not. I think when I dragged the files to the USB media device the ISO file was there.

    I love this Forum.........Great Job!

    Thank You

    Jaye Fayed
    Everett, WA

    :)
     
    jayefayed, Apr 27, 2015
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  2. What A Mess

    Originally signed up for preview from valid Win 8.1. Took every update in preview and installed. Participated in feedback. When the 29th rolled around, I downloaded and installed it. BUT it cannot be activated. MS dropped product keys in the preview.

    Without product key, I downloaded the ISO file and tried reinstalling Win 10 using setup.exe. It reinstalled but still no product key to use for Activation. In desperation, decided to download the Win 8 ISO, reinstall it, enter my valid key for that version,
    then reinstall Win 10.

    Win 8 install fails. "Something happened" error code.

    so now what's left to try?
     
    SteveElwood, Apr 27, 2015
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  3. Window 10 install issue, not able to upgrade the preview version to RTM version

    I got the win 10 .iso and burned it to a disk, I was able to install it with no problems on my laptop running win, but my wife's laptop was upgraded to the tech preview version of win10 used to be a win computer, tried to update it to the rim win 10 and
    it is asking for a key and it will not take her win 7 key. So do I have to wipe her computer reinstall win then upgrade it to 10? Not happy as I was lead to belive it would take the win key.
     
    Brian Hendricks, Apr 27, 2015
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  4. Berton Win User

    Tried to install Win 10 Preview problem

    I've created the .iso file to burn a new DVD but the source was the install.esd file on my Win10 computer. Like with all the installs of Windows one can't simply drag files to a different device and have them be bootable. This is a page about the way to install on a USB drive but I haven't tried it yet:
    USB Flash Drive - Create to Install Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
     
    Berton, Apr 27, 2015
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