Windows 10: Win10 DIDN'T work when i installed it with the upgrade promotion... Now they're ending win7

Discus and support Win10 DIDN'T work when i installed it with the upgrade promotion... Now they're ending win7 in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; Win10 DIDN'T work when i installed it with the upgrade promotion... Now they're ending win7. Please help guys. My PC HATED windows 10 when the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by JamesWilliams71194, Nov 8, 2019.

  1. Win10 DIDN'T work when i installed it with the upgrade promotion... Now they're ending win7


    Win10 DIDN'T work when i installed it with the upgrade promotion... Now they're ending win7.


    Please help guys. My PC HATED windows 10 when the promotion ran a few years ago. I installed it and it asked all this unnecessary stuff like "do you want a pin" no, password is fine. "what do you want your lock screen to look like?" I spend 5 seconds looking at it a day, if that...


    Forgetting the "look at my shiny computer that runs twenty times the programs than is actually needed," trash, (and it is trash because older computers cannot bear it) it genuinely had some serious issues when I used it on my big, capable, heavily invested in machine. I suffered from everything. It blue-screened sporadically, it displayed in whatever/random resolutions every time I booted on the PC, it certainly wouldn't play games, basically it made my pc into a brick. I went back to Win7 the day after!!!


    I can't go without this pc... If Win7 is ending I NEED Win10.


    Win7 runs really well and so do all the programs I download (old and new) so I don't see the issue myself. This HAS been reported to Meyecrowsopht and they told me, "the upgrade promotion is over, you have to pay for it now!" They didn't even offer support or an explanation. They forgot that I'm one of the five people who bought a genuine copy of Win7 Home Edition and that I am a CUSTOMER who needs HELP. Not happy at all about that.

    I would LOVE to pay for it... Especially now that win7 is ending and I have not any choice whatsoever apart from moving to one of the very many alternative OS's... However, it didn't work on my PC when I did this a few years ago. How do I know it will work now? There's zero chance of my buying Windows10 without me knowing it works beforehand. And there's zero percent chance of me buying it without good support.


    BOTTOM LINE OF QUESTION

    How do I know it will work on my PC when it didn't a few years ago?

    Will support improve? My experience is that Windows support is a 1 in 40 chance of getting someone who knows their stuff. In the real world, I cannot be posting questions on this forum. If I need help, I need help NOW.


    Many thanks in advanced and apologies for sounding like I'm fed up... But I am fed up!

    :)
     
    JamesWilliams71194, Nov 8, 2019
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  2. bobrcnut Win User

    Win10 upgrade over 1 of 2 manufacturer-installed Win7's

    Since Win10 will apparently be 'upgrade only' and not clean-installable, can I do it like this:

    -- Repartition the existing hard drive

    -- Install Win7 in a new partition from my factory recovery disks, so that I end up with two independent bootable Win7's

    -- Install the Win10 upgrade over one of the 2 Win7's



    The goal here is to allow for a staged migration of existing programs and data from Win7 to Win10, rather than the 'all or nothing' approach being forced by a lack of a Win10 ISO.
     
    bobrcnut, Nov 8, 2019
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  3. Win7 Gateway Computer fails Win10 Upgrade

    I am covered under the late Win10 upgrade ending Dec 2017.

    I attempted 6 upgrades to Win10 -- all failing - each time trying to address a potential concern.

    Win10 Upgrade says that the computer is fully capable for the upgrade and begins downloading the files then moving in the installing process.

    The process totally locks up at 75% at which time a reset is applied. The computer restarts and continues to 81% thereby totally locking up again.

    The reset - restart at this point goes into Win7 Home recover mode.

    One of my attempts was to totally load a fresh version of Win7 from my installation disk and making sure the latest Win7 drivers were being used.

    A internet search suggested that this model of Gateway computer was not able to be upgraded to Win10 yet the Win10 upgrade process stated that all was well.

    Please note - no anti-virus - no programs - just a fresh Win7 installation.

    I did find some Win8 Gateway drivers available but did not load them as I did not know if that would break the Win7 OS.

    After one of the Win7 recovery process completed, Windows reported the upgrade failed do to error C1900101-4000D. A Internet search of the error code states it is do to a driver related issue - hence my concentration on drivers.

    I would like to upgrade this computer but I have no idea as how to proceed.

    Can some direction be provided.

    Thanks
     
    joehinkle1, Nov 8, 2019
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  4. MikeNomad Win User

    Win10 DIDN'T work when i installed it with the upgrade promotion... Now they're ending win7

    Upgraded PC win7 to win10 tried to install image activation not valid?


    Ok so I followed the guide step by step
    I installed programs using chocoltey, I installed office2016 and adobe cloud, I installed photoshop, dreamweaver, I set a default theme, I edited the policy settings to lock down the PC I set the start menu and lock screen images, I uninstalled most of the windows apps, I installed avast business and disabled until reboot

    this is my sysprep working as I expected

    Win10 DIDN'T work when i installed it with the upgrade promotion... Now they're ending win7 [​IMG]


    I created an image file then restarted the machine and get this error

    Win10 DIDN'T work when i installed it with the upgrade promotion... Now they're ending win7 [​IMG]


    guess its back to the drawing board
     
    MikeNomad, Nov 8, 2019
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