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Blimm
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Post by Blimm » Sun Aug 23, 2015 8:39 am

I tried to update to Windows 10 yesterday morning and when I got back home last night the install was stuck at 17%. I let it sit there a few hours and had no movement.

I was reading that if you do a hard reboot then windows will restore to the previous version. Tried it, now I'm stuck on a "restoring your previous version of windows" screen. I let it sit overnight for about 6 hours and nothing so far.

Oh and I can't seem to find my windows discs.

Any ideas?
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Re: Windows

Post by Cryptrot » Sun Aug 23, 2015 9:59 am

Was the old version of windows you had preinstalled and if so which manufacturer/oem built your computer? There may be a built-in recovery solution that will allow you to reinstall your previous version of windows. That failing I had an issue like this with a windows 10 insider preview build and i did a hard reboot while disconnecting any unnecessary for installation peripherals, there was an issue installing a driver that caused the hang.

Let me know the answer to the first question and I will see what I can figure out from there, you should 100% go back to your stable windows version if at all possible, a clean install of win10 before you upgrade through their tool will ask for product keys that you won't have and otherwise be a giant pain in the ass to get activated.

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Re: Windows

Post by energydrinks » Sun Aug 23, 2015 2:27 pm

I could probably hook it up with a Download Key for Win 10 (or any version of windows for that matter) if you need it. Let me know, if worst comes to worst.

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Re: Windows

Post by Ippon » Sun Aug 23, 2015 3:54 pm

Cryptrot wrote:hard reboot while disconnecting any unnecessary for installation peripherals, there was an issue installing a driver that caused the hang.
That's a good suggestion. I've had windows installs blow up because I had USB devices hooked up. (And once because of an optical drive)

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Re: Windows

Post by Blimm » Mon Aug 24, 2015 12:20 am

No I built my computer and installed windows. I've tried unplugging everything but power and monitor and still same issue. I believe we have recovery disc at work so I'm going to just drop it off with my IT guy in the morning
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Re: Windows

Post by Blimm » Mon Aug 24, 2015 9:19 am

So I went to unplug my computer and take it to work and noticed the damn speakers were still plugged in. Unplugged them and windows restored perfectly.

/facepalm
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Re: Windows

Post by energydrinks » Mon Aug 24, 2015 10:57 pm

rip

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