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Since Windows 10 Killed my old computer I have two questions...

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posted on Feb, 28 2017 @ 03:37 PM
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The exact thing happened to me recently. I kept declining Windows 10 free upgrade offers, as I was dubious and don't like change. One day I sat down at my computer and a page popped up with something about Windows 10 on it. I was talking to someone and wasn't paying too much attention and just hit the red "x" on the pop up page and the second later Windows 10 was being installed.Talk about pissed off! I never liked it,It was a complete pain in the ass.Fast forward a couple of months and everything was freezing up and I was moments away from going to a restore point(the only one I had worth half a flip) ,I turned it off and when it came back on it was stuck in a "boot loop". While trying to research what to do on my son's laptop as time allowed, It got less and less accessible. My son came home from college and used the Windows 7 recovery disc that came with the computer and I was able to transfer all my stuff to usb drives. I'm in the middle of that now.I have to get some more drives to finish.However, now I have no drivers for any programs and I am not sure how to go about getting them. Hence my being on this forum now.




posted on Feb, 28 2017 @ 07:25 PM
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Just checking in to thank everyone who gave me some good advice/tips.

Unfortunately today got away from me so I won't have a chance to work on the old computer. Actually, I just ordered a hard drive SATA docking station so I'm going to wait for it to come, make sure I can save the files I want to save..... THEN start experimenting to see if I can fix the old Dell.

I'll let ya'll know how it goes (as a follow-up and with the understanding that it is possible this thread may help some other victim of Windows 10 in the future).



posted on Mar, 3 2017 @ 11:07 PM
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There are. Use microsofts media creation tool to create a win10 boot image, enter bios so it boots from the usb/dvd drive, let win10 boot using that media and choose the repair option.

Profit.



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