August 2015 Archives

Windows 10 Upgrade - Netbook

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Windows users are supposed to see a "Get Windows 10" app icon in the system tray (system notification area), which will alert them when they can upgrade to Windows 10. No matter what I did, I could not get the "Get Windows 10" app icon to appear on my Toshiba netbook, running Windows 7.

I ended up downloading and running a Windows 10 "Media Creation Tool", to create a Windows 10 USB installation media. Using the USB stick with the Windows 10 files on it, I was able to upgrade the Toshiba netbook from Windows 7 to Windows 10 without issue.

Windows 10 Upgrade - Main Laptop

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I took the plunge and upgraded my main Toshiba laptop from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 a few days ago, just after it was released.

I had a difficult experience during and after the upgrade, due to the buggy AMD Radeon video graphics driver provided with and installed by Windows 10. The AMD driver would randomly and frequently crash Windows 10 with the Windows 10 equivalent of BSOD (Blue Screen of Death), listing the cause as "INTERNAL_POWER_ERROR".

Sox in a Box

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'Nuff said!