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Topic: Win 10 Free Upgrade

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Do you need to install the latest Synaptics drivers? http://www.synaptics.com/en/drivers.php

I'm having an aneurysm trying to upgrade Win10 on my GFs Win8 laptop. Getting the 'something happened' error. Have tried multiple fixes including setting the language and region to US (English). Downloads, verifies the install files then either says "something happened" or the setup window just vanishes completely.


Have you tried downloading the iso, burning to a DVD and sticking in the DVD drive, old school styles. That worked for me.




Reply #75 Posted: July 31, 2015, 01:47:28 pm

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I might try using a USB as a bootable option.

Reply #76 Posted: July 31, 2015, 01:55:31 pm



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I might try using a USB as a bootable option.

Not old school enough.

Take it back to '95 yo.

Reply #77 Posted: July 31, 2015, 02:17:31 pm

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I still remember installing Win 95 onto PC's from floppy, back before CD's were particularly common.

Damn I've been working in IT too long lol.

Reply #78 Posted: July 31, 2015, 02:29:03 pm

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I still remember installing Win 95 onto PC's from floppy, back before CD's were particularly common.

Damn I've been working in IT too long lol.

ooh i remember that , nt3 /4 and OS2 warp all came on disk..

Windows 95  .. i think my copy filled 2 of those hard case disk boxes verbatim made desinged to fit 10 but would hold 12 at a squeeze, from memory 95 was 18 - 24 disks and then plus pack was another 6 -8 disks..

and then you had the old coca-cola theme...


Reply #79 Posted: July 31, 2015, 02:50:34 pm

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Nah 95 was only about a dozen disks.. Office on the other hand was something asstastic like 30-40 disks.


Reply #80 Posted: July 31, 2015, 03:04:28 pm

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Feeling old?

Reply #81 Posted: July 31, 2015, 04:17:59 pm

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I still have windows 3.1 and office on floppy disks, found it in all my old stuff when I was having a clean out a few weeks ago.. I kept it, no idea why lol.

In other news:

Reply #82 Posted: July 31, 2015, 08:19:15 pm
Add me to Steam <- Fixed! lol

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I got a bit of a fright when it sync'd the wallpaper of my Win8 lappy with my Win10 desktop. Just as well it wasn't anything nefarious.

After 24hrs use, Win10 is best win. Love it. Not going back.

Reply #83 Posted: July 31, 2015, 08:28:21 pm



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Amen

Reply #84 Posted: July 31, 2015, 09:46:42 pm

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I still have my 3.11 for workgroups windows disks.

And I have all my dos disk versions from 3 to 7.

Oh I really don't miss novella network and token ring adaptors.

Reply #85 Posted: August 02, 2015, 09:11:15 am

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Reply #86 Posted: August 03, 2015, 07:23:15 pm
Add me to Steam <- Fixed! lol

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I'm here to win 10 free upgrades...?







Win 10 is the way and the light.

Reply #87 Posted: August 07, 2015, 12:52:31 pm

lol @ console hate

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I'm here to win 10 free upgrades...?


Congratulations, you are the 1,000,000th visitor.

Click here to receive your free upgrade!


Reply #88 Posted: August 07, 2015, 01:21:20 pm

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Is that you Mr Nigerian Prince?

Reply #89 Posted: August 07, 2015, 02:12:05 pm

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Is that you Mr Nigerian Prince?

Yes, however because of my noble status I can not claim the fortune I have inherited from the my great grandfather. If this grand total of money is not claimed soon, it will be forfeit to the government.

I need your help securing my fortune I am entitled to of $6.17 US dollars (Six dollars and seventeen cents only). You will need to transfer a fee of $1 to release the money to your account, where you can then transfer the sum back to me. For you troubles, you can keep 50% of the total amount.

Thank you for your interest and I expect your reply soon.


Reply #90 Posted: August 07, 2015, 02:26:19 pm

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Is that you Mr Nigerian Prince?

Yes, however because of my noble status I can not claim the fortune I have inherited from the my great grandfather. If this grand total of money is not claimed soon, it will be forfeit to the government.

I need your help securing my fortune I am entitled to of $6.17 US dollars (Six dollars and seventeen cents only). You will need to transfer a fee of $1 to release the money to your account, where you can then transfer the sum back to me. For you troubles, you can keep 50% of the total amount.

Thank you for your interest and I expect your reply soon.

Dear Mr Nigerian Prince,
I am saddened to hear of your situation, and of course would love to help with your endeavor. Please send me information ad I'd be happy to do anything necessary to get this money for you.

Reply #91 Posted: August 07, 2015, 02:42:34 pm

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Thoughts so far on windows 10

- Nice and clean looking
- Feels like what windows 8 should have been

Problems
- Sometimes shit freezes up
- Every 3rd or 4th time I turn my PC on, I get semi-corrupt user profile messages. It doesn't give on log in, but to things like "C:\Windows\system32\profile\downloads" doesn't exist.
- I had to turn off "notify me when programs make changes to my pc" as even windows was setting it off. Loading steam was impossible as I got an infinite amount of the messages "Do you want steam to make changes to your pc?"

Overall pretty happy. I expected bugs on release, and iirc it's usually "wait until service pack 2 / 3 for it to run as nicely as windows 7 does now"

Reply #92 Posted: August 09, 2015, 05:44:25 pm
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I haven't had those problems so far, however whenever I play any type of audio the sound increases to max volume... I haven't really encountered any other bugs so far.

Reply #93 Posted: August 09, 2015, 09:16:17 pm

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Upgraded two computers over the weekend though windows update. All went pretty smoothly.

I liked Win 8.1, but I like Win 10 even more. Things on the start menu seem much easier to get to. And looks very nice and clean.

Virtual desktops look like they would be useful at work.
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Reply #94 Posted: August 10, 2015, 09:14:47 am

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Unfortunately Windows 7 is soon to meet its maker this year. I have a laptop which runs Windows 10 which I guess can be used to make videos or something.

The only thing I use my Windows XP computer for is programming using BlueJ and browsing the Internet with Chrome.

I'll be moving to ReactOS.

Reply #95 Posted: March 28, 2019, 12:03:27 pm
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I've had my eye on React for years. Seems to be getting quite stable now, albeit against an older version of the windows.
Curious to know how that goes for you Tiwa :)

Reply #96 Posted: August 24, 2019, 09:05:18 pm
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Virtual desktops look like they would be useful at work.

They weren't.

Reply #97 Posted: October 17, 2019, 12:05:17 pm