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GarrisonMiniatures Inactive Member18 Jun 2016 4:37 p.m. PST

I don't think.

Got a Windows 7 laptop that 'asked' to upgrade to Windows 10. Windows 10 OK if you don't mind the Runtime Broker issues so, why not?

Starts going through it then, when just about finished…

Your PC/Device needs to be repaired
A required device isn't connected or can't be activated
Error code 0xc000000f

So I looked up the error code. My machine has a SSD drive.

Seems upgradng breaks SSD drives.


So, thank you Microsoft, I really appreciate the time I'll have to spend sorting you mess.

RavenscraftCybernetics Inactive Member18 Jun 2016 7:15 p.m. PST

never upgrade until the service pack is released.
otherwise you're just an unpaid beta tester.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP19 Jun 2016 3:49 a.m. PST

Seems upgradng breaks SSD drives.

That's a broad statement. About a year ago I had a network lab with 100+ computers with probably 3 or 4 different SSDs in half of them where we installed MSW10. No problems (like the one you described) and no second source workarounds.

never upgrade until the service pack is released.
otherwise you're just an unpaid beta tester.

In a MSW, Unix, or Unix clone environment, you're always an unpaid beta tester. It's the cost of the freedom of being allowed to use it on any compatible standard device, in any configuration, with any compatible software.

Twenty to Thirty years ago, it didn't seem to be that way because there weren't as many options or as many compatibility standards, and there weren't as many fielded capabilities. So the differences between what you specifically had and what could be tested was low.

Schogun19 Jun 2016 11:27 a.m. PST

Too late for you but what I've learned is: Do not upgrade from Windows 7 unless you do clean install. Win8 okay, but not Win7.

goragrad19 Jun 2016 2:17 p.m. PST

Good to know.

I've been holding off and it looks like I will continue to do so.

abelp0119 Jun 2016 4:10 p.m. PST

I've upgrade 4 machines, including an 8 year old laptop, with Win7 and haven't had any problems with them. Just don't mess with the machine as its doing the upgrade and you shouldn't have any problems!

GarrisonMiniatures Inactive Member20 Jun 2016 12:08 a.m. PST

I upgraded 4 machines myself with no problems – but this was the only one with an SSD drive and a goole search of the error code shows that it is something that happens at times. When I get round to it I'll swap drives, format the SSD drive and use it as a backup.

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