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Need Help! Windows 10 start-up (booting) time

Discussion in 'General Chat Forum' started by backtothewoooo, Dec 7, 2016.

  1. backtothewoooo

    backtothewoooo New Member

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    Sometime this year, without my permission, Windows 10 decided that my computer needs W10 and not the W7 Professional I paid for. Since then, I have been having issues. I had to keep fixing the sound for a few months, because of the drivers or something. That issue seems fine now.

    My new problem - the start-up (booting) time is taking much longer. Sometimes, it's not even booting at all. It's circling dots going round and round forever (on a black screen). That's when I just cut off the power and start again.

    I am not a techie, so even if I google the fix in youtube, I still am not sure what needs to be done. For techies out there - is this a common problem? Can you suggest a fix? Maybe a link to the youtube fix your recommend?

    Thank you.
     
  2. merky1

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    Essentially, if you upgraded to Windows 10, you may have to redo the entire thing. Drivers / compatability for windows 10, especially for an older laptop, is sketchy at best.

    Look into the ability to restore your PC to the previous Windows 7 iteration if you can. If you can't, catalog and move everything you want to save onto an external drive, and let Windows 10 restore your machine to a "fresh" 10 install. I think the options for this are under backup / restore, but you may want to have someone do a complete fresh install to help reduce the number of conflicts.
     
  3. backtothewoooo

    backtothewoooo New Member

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    Thanks, merky1
     

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