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Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by mobythevillan, Sep 1, 2015.

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  1. mobythevillan

    mobythevillan Thread Starter

    Feb 16, 2009
    I just wanted to share a bit of a problem I've had with MS's generous free upgrade to Win 10 on my Medion laptop. A few weeks ago I received notification that my upgrade was ready for download and the procedure was started but in order to ensure I had important stuff backed up, I clicked its 'postpone' button to a day later and clicked proceed. Instead, the download seemed to start immediately but I assumed it was part of the postpone procedure. No, Win 10 was installing immediately. No problem, I thought. YES, big problem! The install stopped with the above error and went into a loop of starting, error, re-starting. Not being a proper techie, the only thing I could think of doing was switching off and performing a recovery, which I did but Win 7 re-installed after having presumably formatting the drive, as I found I had lost everything when the laptop eventually re-started. Even using recovery software (Recuva/Piriform) was unsuccessful. Everything has gone.

    I wonder if anyone has had similar problems? Is it worth attempting another 'upgrade'? And yes, a backup has been made, not that there's anything of note that needs saving now :)

    Thanks for 'listening',

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    Sep 21, 2007
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