Okay, carbuff: well that's helpful information for others in BC, to know perhaps the brand of SSD will make a difference. In all the many reviews of installation problems I've read, the folks having the most problems use Sony, Toshiba, Samsung machines or drives. Why? Probably because those companies use proprietary drivers and Windows 10 is all about Borg'ing everything. Same drivers for all. You do get an option ex post facto to install proprietary drivers, but people who do that find later updates trash them. It's one of the ongoing fights over Windows 10.
Frankly, this is normal. Usually when a new WinOS comes out, the first year folks installing, have many problems. After that some kind of cumulative update gets released and the problems cease. Has been true ever since Win98. They used to be called 'service packs' and with XP there needed to be three of them before the OS became stable. With Vista I believe there had to be 2, and with Win7, only 1. With Win8 there had to be several, and Win10 is supposed to be cumulative every time there is a new patch, now in the third cumulative update as of yesterday (or Friday, forget which).
So keep your proprietary driver names and files handy, if you find you need them.
This is one other reason I stick with Dell. It has proprietary drivers, but I don't have to use them, to make Windows work. I'd rather have a machine that is perhaps less-than-current versus the latest and best, because if spit happens, it happens to me.
For example, right now I'm typing on my XP machine, because my main Win7 machine is crashing due to Windows updates. For Win7. So I'm rolling back the updates in batches, to see which one is hanging up Firefox and borking Windows Explorer at the same time. I have turned updates off, and the last six made manually on 7/18 are ruining the machine. The other machines didn't get those updates, and now won't. After removal, Firefox can actually load now, and doesn't put the whole OS into a hang. Why when I'm on the latest Firefox, I've no idea. But the problem started on 7/18, just after the updates were installed. And it's still not solved. That's why I'm in BC so much, some other machine is being fixed while I park here and wait for it to notify me of whatever is the next step; for in my case, there's always a software conflict, not a driver problem.
So I'm glad you got your installations to finally work! Hope your updates keep your machine as you want it!
Edited by brainout, 16 August 2015 - 12:43 PM.