The Windows 10 Upgrade Problems Begin!

I am already getting reports of failed Win 10 upgrades.

Everyone needs to run the Windows 10 Upgrade adviser before doing the upgrade to avoid problems. Go here for details on doing this:

Please be sure to make a SYSTEM IMAGE BACKUP before beginning the Win 10 upgrade process. This is so you can return your device to it’s  previous state (all data and activation key included) should the upgrade fail. To make the System Image you will need an external hard drive to store it on, that has more free space than is currently in use on your computer’s hard drive.  Connect the external drive and confirm it is available , look in Start/Computer and be sure it is listed. Then go to Control Panel/Backup and Recovery, click “Create a System Image” from the menu on the left. Then choose to make the backup Image on an external device, choose your device from the list, then follow the prompts. Once it starts expect it to be a few hours before it finishes, and possibly much longer if you have 100+Gb of data in your system. Do not use the computer until this task is done.

To use the System Image to recover, first connect the external drive before powering the computer up. Then push the power button while tapping F8. When a new menu appears, or if you start getting “beeps” quit tapping F8. Then…

  1. On the Advanced Boot Options screen, use the arrow keys to highlight Repair your computer, and then press Enter.

  2. Select a keyboard layout, and then click Next.

  3. Select a user name, type the password, and then click OK.

  4. On the System Recovery Options menu, click System Image Recovery, and then follow the instructions.


    If any drivers or programs fail to work after upgrading to Win 10, reinstall them using Compatibility Mode for Win 7 on Vista. Then they will probably install correctly. Here’s how: First, uninstall the failed program or driver installer program. Reboot. Next, locate the driver installer program or other problematic program installer, right-click on it’s filename, choose Properties, and then the Compatibility tab. Check the “Run this program in compatibility mode for…” check box, and choose Windows 7 or Windows Vista . Apply the changes, choose OK to close the dialog box, and then run the program. If the program doesn’t work with one setting, you can try it with the other settings as well. The Vista setting will work on almost all post XP Windows systems.  Email me if you need help doing this.