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Trick question

Discussion in 'Operating Systems' started by IchimA, Dec 19, 2018.

  1. IchimA

    IchimA Master Guru

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    So , my little nephew got a laptop for Christmas : Lenovo Legion Y520 with HDD on it .... NO SSD no RAID no SSD+HDD

    Here comes the question ... after trying for 2 hours to install Win 10 and getting a crap load of error codes ... can't install on this configuration ... can't load windows ... tried UEFI and Legacy ... Tried all I could think about ... I have read on another site to try and install Win8.1 first then Update ... and IT Worked .... can someone more intelligent then me clear my mind as WHY IT worked !?

    What is with Win 10 ... it's like it's hunted with bugs present and bugs passed ! ! !
     
  2. tsunami231

    tsunami231 Ancient Guru

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    the trick is that windows ten has bugs in it bugs that we are beta testing still
     
  3. IchimA

    IchimA Master Guru

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    I know that ! ! !! But I literally said to myself ... " I am stupid .. I don't know how to install Windows with UEFI " ... this is beyond my knowledge
     
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    tsunami231 Ancient Guru

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    well do like making thing more difficulty then in previous verisons
     

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    Hi I had the same problem I did this at the cmd and converted the hard drive into MBR and I could then install windows 10
    Convert GPT drive into MBR using Command Prompt (cmd).
    http://www.unlockfrp.com/blog/convert-gpt-drive-into-mbr-using-command-prompt-cmd-2018/

    This may be worth a try, not saying it'll work, but did work for me - good luck
     
  6. IchimA

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    @ Tone ... The windows itself installed normally ... but after the first boot to log into windows I got :
    "Windows setup could not configure to run on this computer's hardware"
    Microsoft as always !
     
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    Sorry misunderstood, thought you could not install at all my bad :confused:
     
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    Some other story I can remember !
    On another laptop some few years ago I could only install Windows if I used a USB 2.0 if I tried with USB 3.0 it did not work .
    Also my uncle bought now a SSD for another laptop ... It did not work ( not shown into BIOS ) ... but if he tried another SSD that he had on his PC it worked , it was present in the BIOS .
    Best of luck to all
     

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