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I upgraded to Windows 10, now my laptop won't work.

Q: I upgraded to Windows 10, now my laptop won't work.

Hi
So about a week ago I made the decision to update to windows 10, little did I know it was going to crash my laptop. what happens is my screen won't stop flashing. The icons on my screen appear and disappear over and over and over again. It never stops. It never stayz long enough for me to click on anything.

My question is, is there anything I can manually do, that won't erase the entirety of my hard drive, to either restore it back to windows 7 or just make windows 10 work?

I'd really love some advice, I honestly don't want to pay to have it checked out. (I'm a poor college student)

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/i-upgraded-to-windows-10-now-my-laptop-wont-work.1154829/
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Now with everything reassembled, screen will flash up once upon powering on, then nothing. All usual lights come on, even my wireless connects, makes usual start up noises, fan, dvd drive etc ....
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A:Upgraded CPU on laptop, now screen won't work

Did you re-install the old CPU to see if the laptop booted normally again? Upgrading CPU's on laptop motherboards can be a very difficult thing to do. What is supposed to be compatible in reality is not
 

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Hi, Try following the procedure under the sub-heading Resolution 5 - create a registry subkey on the link below. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/982116 Regards, DP-K

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Operating-System-and-Recovery/I-have-upgraded-to-windows-10-and-now-my-DVD-wont-work-has/td-p/5607687
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A:Upgraded my DV6 to Windows 10 and now the WiFi does not work

TBiggi1 Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!I had EXACTLY the same problem on my DV6 laptop -- after I upgraded it to Win10.  Despite pushing the WiFi key time after time, it would always stay orange and the WiFi never worked. But ... to fix this, I had to do the "upgrade" again -- and do two things very differently ... 1: Prepare for clean-install:If, after the upgrade, your PC is only partially functioning, that means that the Upgrade did not go well and stuff is still there from the prior OS corrupting the functionality of Win10. You MIGHT be able to fix this by doing a clean-install of Win10. Problem is that a clean-install often does not recognize the prior activation, even though it should. So, you need to do 2( below BEFORE you do the clean-install: 2) Create a file needed to reactivate Win10 after the clean-install BEFORE you do the upgrade, follow these instructions from the community Win10 forums about creating a genuineticket.xml file: http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/23354-clean-install-windows-10-directly-without-having-upgrade-fi... You will need this later to activate your Win10 pc after the clean-install. NOTE: I did the clean-install, and even though the product-key was SUPPOSED to work to activate Win10, it did not. And, calls to MS about this were wastes of time -- since the MS idiots said I could not activate Win10 with a Win7 product key!! What DID work was using the genuineticket approach documented in the tenforums thread. I copied that from the USB stick where I saved it, rebooted, and after that, my DV6 was activated -- and it's been working great ever since! ---------------------------I did note that you ALREADY did the Upgrade, so you might not be able to do the genuineticket stuff, and if that does not work, after the clean-install, you will NOT be able to activate your copy of Win10. So, yet another workaround that MIGHT work, instead of doing a clean-install, is doing something known as a Repair-Install.  This is the least destructive of all the Windows recovery functions and rewrites the Windows system files, including the drivers, leaving your data, settings, and applications intact.To do this, you will need to use the link to download Win10 installation media and either burn a DVD or create a USB stick: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/media-creation-tool-install?ocid=ms_wol_win10Note that when you go do download and build install media, the tool defaults to matching what is already installed on your PC (as in, Home for Home, 64-bit for 64-bit). Make sure you select the same version as needed for your PC. If you do not, the resulting media will be different and will force you to enter a NEW product code!Once you have that media, follow the instructions in the link: http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/16397-repair-install-windows-10-place-upgrade.htmlGood Luck

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Wireless-and-Networking/Upgraded-my-DV6-to-Windows-10-and-now-the-WiFi-does-not-work/td-p/5797435
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A:Upgraded to Windows 10 and now the internet doesn't work.

it maybe a driver issue
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 jsinop,
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A:I upgraded from Win98 to WinXP and now Office doesnt work

Try the following link.

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TTT?

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A:Upgraded Mobo, Video Card doesn't work now

So the onboard works when the card is not in? What are your specs? PSU wattage? Start troubleshooting!
 

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A:Used Laptop HP HDD upgraded to Win 10 Pro with key now stuck...

Sorry ... I missed the part about you having a Win10 license.  I thought you were trying to activate 10 using the HP OEM license and that was causing problems. I don't use the HP encryption apps -- as personally, having recently finished a career in InfoSec, I find the whole emphasis on encryption of PCs to be laughable -- but my guess is that you're basically out of luck. If it were my drive, I would WIPE the drive of all its contents and then install Win10 afresh.  A good product for doing that is DBan:  http://tiptopsecurity.com/how-to-securely-wipe-your-hard-drive-with-dban-erase-your-data-for-good/ Once your drive is clean, then just install Win10 on it. That said, with any luck, one of the HP EXPERTS will probably come along and tell you how to bypass their encryption. Good Luck

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A:I upgraded my A1T61UA#ABA laptop to win 10 and there are no...

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/win-xp-installation-failed-when-i-upgraded-my-laptop.554910/
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Great stickey WyomingKnott!

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A:My Vista Business Upgraded Laptop getting BSD a lot!!

Hi. . .

I see you have a few issues with your laptop.

You mention that the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) comes up containing no information and abruptly disappears. Sometimes the screen flashes so fast prior to system shutdown that it simply has not yet displayed the error information. There are a few system settings that you can make to retain the BSOD to get the error information off of it and to produce a 64k memory minidump that may help.

Here is a screen shot of the changes you should make:
(START| SYSTEM | ==>)




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regards. . .

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What is the make and model of your laptop?

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Originally Posted by JerryW


As topic says, friends laptop had Win 8 and he updated to Win 10. Now I wonder if he can install a clean Win 10 through USB with his Win 8 serialkey.



Yes. He can do a Clean Install.
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Just select the SKIP option and continue.
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OK, I just received this reply from seller:

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I'd take the ram back to where you got it. It sure sounds like you got some bad ram.
 

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Hi SteveAltman.

Upload the list of all the third party drivers Using NirSoft DriverView :
Download and execute Driverview
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Edit > Select all
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upload your MSINFO32.nfo file.
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___________________________________________________________________________________

Code:
*******************************************************************************
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *
*******************************************************************************

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 9F, {3, c2e61980, e3142ae0, c2e48af8}

Probably caused by : ACPI.sys

Followup: MachineOwner
---------

0: kd> !analyze -v
*******************************************************************************
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *
*******************************************************************************

DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE (9f)
A driver has failed to complete a power IRP within a specific time (usually 10 minutes).
Arguments:
Arg1: 00000003, A device object has been blocking an Irp for too long a time
Arg2: c2e61980, Physical Device Object of the stack
Arg3: e3142ae0, nt!TRIAGE_9F_POWER on Win7, otherwise the Functional Device Object of the stack
Arg4: c2e48af8, The blocked IRP

Debugging Details:
------------------
DRVPOWERSTATE_SUBCODE: 3

IMAGE_NAME: ACPI.sys

DEBUG_FLR_IMAGE_TIMESTAMP: 4ce788e0

MODULE_NAME: ACPI

FAULTING_MODULE: c88c9000 ACPI

CUSTOMER_CRASH_COUNT: 1

DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: WIN7_DRIVER_FAULT

BUGCHECK_STR: 0x9F

PROCESS_NAME: System

CURRENT_IRQL: 2

STACK_TEXT:
e3142a94 e30e2377 0000009f 00000003 c2e61980 nt!KeBugCheckEx+0x1e
e3142b00 e30e23f0 e3142bac 00000000 e314f380 nt!PopCheckIrpWatchdog+0x1f5
e3142b38 e30944d9 e315d6e0 00000000 92079a04 nt!PopCheckForIdleness+0x73
e3142b7c e309447d e3145d20 e3142ca8 00000002 nt!KiProcessTimerDpcTable+0x50
e3142c68 e309433a e3145d20 e3142ca8 00000000 nt!KiProcessExpiredTimerList+0x101
e3142cdc e30924ce 0050da58 c77afd48 e314f380 nt!KiTimerExpiration+0x25c
e3142d20 e30922f8 00000000 0000000e 00000000 nt!KiRetireDpcList+0xcb
e3142d24 00000000 0000000e 00000000 00000000 nt!KiIdleLoop+0x38
STACK_COMMAND: kb

FOLLOWUP_NAME: MachineOwner

FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: 0x9F_3_tpm_IMAGE_ACPI.sys

BUCKET_ID: 0x9F_3_tpm_IMAGE_ACPI.sys

Followup: MachineOwner
---------

0: kd> !irp c2e48af8
Irp is active with 7 stacks 6 is current (= 0xc2e48c1c)
No Mdl: No System Buffer: Thread 00000000: Irp stack trace. Pending has been returned
cmd flg cl Device File Completion-Context
[ 0, 0] 0 0 00000000 00000000 00000000-00000000

Args: 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
[ 0, 0] 0 0 00000000 00000000 00000000-00000000

Args: 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
[ 0, 0] 0 0 00000000 00000000 00000000-00000000

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Before I install I just want to make sure if I am going to be okay using Vista drivers for this laptop after the install? I would think wireless/ethernet drivers would be okay but not sure about the ATI graphics drivers or sound.

Am I go for launch or should I be concerned about anything?

-tony
 

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Hello,

I'm using a Lenovo ideapad U530. The best I can give you in terms of specs is this screenshot - http://i.imgur.com/K7y0kdm.png Otherwise, I don't know much about specs.

The reason I'm so worried about upgrading is that this laptop cost me a pretty penny, and I'd rather not have Windows 10 break something that can't be fixed. (especially since this laptop was bought just last year)

I've heard some people say their graphics drivers started crashing and freaking out after upgrading.

I want to make sure things will be fine.

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If you have the upgrade ion in the taskbar opening that gives you a report telling you everything will be fine or if there are any problems what they are

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A:Can't Get Bluetooth to Work On Windows 8.1 Laptop

 I remember a month or two ago Windows updated. This could be helpful.

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Software-and-How-To-Questions/Can-t-Get-Bluetooth-to-Work-On-Windows-8-1-Laptop/td-p/5854699
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A:[Help] Windows XP wont work right on my laptop

Instead of using the recovery cd, try to get a window xp cd from someone and do the clean installation again.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/help-windows-xp-wont-work-right-on-my-laptop.338139/
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A:Windows 8 apps won't work on laptop

can you think back to what was installed around that time?

video driver is a common culprit. so is installing a third-party antivirus or firewall. also, were any changes made to the router or network configuration? is this laptop able to connect to another network and have these apps/Windows Defender function properly?

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Lexiboo Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!I read your post about being locked out of your PC and wanted to help. Your post has been split off into its own thread, so there is no "previous answer" for us to see.Here are some password recovery steps you can try: Forgot the Sign-in Password (Win10) | HP® Customer SupportGood Luck========================================================================I am a volunteer and I do not work for, nor do I represent, HP.---------------------------------------------------------------Please click "Accept As Solution" on the post that solves your issue to help others find the solution.Please click the Thumbs-Up symbol on the left of the Reply button to say thanks fopr my help.========================================================================

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Hi milad325i, Welcome to the forums , 1st off have a read of this tutorial then post back with the results Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

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A:Upgraded laptop hard drive, disk management unallocated space problem

I assume you were upgrading your hard drive?
that can happen when the your image has less hard drive space than the current

if you cannot extend your partition, you can simply create new volume, or using a partition software to try to extend.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/289762-upgraded-laptop-hard-drive-disk-management-unallocated-space-problem.html
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A:Ukash Virus on Work laptop running Windows XP

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does an external keyboard work

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