In another thread about why Windows 10 is free, I started journalling my installation, largely to answer Drew's claim that Win10 installation was easy. It is not, and it is not even done yet. But to say more than I did there, would hijack that thread's theme, so am starting a new one here, where other installation horror reports are located. In this case, the problem is different from the others, so if I interpret the rules rightly, I should start a new thread, not post to a dissimilar one.
Problem: Windows keeps reinstalling itself over and over. Each time more files were copied, so it wasn't actually doing the same install over and over, but might have been interactive, reboot, interactive again. But there is NOTHING in the screens you see, to let you know this. They all read the same, they all begin with 'Install Windows 10', each time you must select the language then agree to the EULA, and everything afterwards is exactly the same in the progress screen, and when it finishes, it says it has to reboot 'to continue'. Continue what? Well, the first seven times I left the installer stick in, and at the 8th time I decided to take it out at the next 'Install Windows' purple screen (after reboot). And, I hit the Red X to close the installation.
Next I booted it without the stick, and all went as recorded in that top link of this post. Since it wouldn't allow me to input my name and the other data, I thought okay, I'll shut down and re-insert the stick, but call it 'Repair', see what happens. So now I am doing a reset keeping my files (of which I have none, this was bare metal installation on a brand new internal hard drive with no files ever on it).
So now I'll journal what happens next, in subsequent posts. Anyone want to help me troubleshoot this, chime in! Or, did you have the same experience?
Again, this is the saga for the Win10, 64-bit installer, to a Dell Latitude 6510 with 4 GB RAM (Legacy not UEFI enabled). I have other machines I can use, but this one had familiar drivers. 'Also have the 32-bit, and might run that one too, some other time.
Edited by brainout, 28 June 2015 - 11:33 PM.