Windows 10 Upgrade experiences

Aug 17

On this page, I will give Windows 10 Upgrade experiences, from our company PCs and from the PCs of customers.

First of all, the Windows 10 upgrades seem to work very well, specially when coming from Windows 8.1. I have upgraded several of our own machines (Fujitsu Stylistic Q703, Acer Iconia Tab W700, Fujitsu Esprimo X923T, an old Fujitsu Lifebook C1410, Acer Veriton N4620G with an i3-2377 all from Windows 8.1, without any problem).
I have also not encountered any problems on my former development notebook, a Fujitsu Lifebook E8410 with Nvidia Graphics, upgraded from Windows 7 Pro.
I have also upgraded several custom machines successfully, most of the Fujitsu brand.

Unfortunately, I was not able to upgrade my current development machine, a Fujitsu Celsius H720. I have tried it two times, both times the upgrade from Windows 7 Pro failed with the message “Die für das System reservierte Partition konnte nicht aktualisiert werden” – traduced to “The reserved partition for the system could not be upgraded”. So I need to reinstall this machine from scratch.

One of my customers had an issue with a Dell Venue Pro 10″ with Windows 8.1 Pro: the machine hung in the reboot process for nearly an hour, and after a reboot the machine was returned to Windows 8.1. Addendum: I have cleaned up the HDD and installed Windows 10 successfully from an USB stick.

Another machine, a Fujitsu Esprimo P510, after the upgrade had lost the connection to the network – no IP address could be retrieved and also a static IP don’t helped. I downloaded the correct driver from Intels homepage, installed it, and the machine returned to work. It had an Intel I217-V chip.

A Acer Veriton with Intel Atom (D510) could not be upgraded – it hung in the reboot phase, and restored after than. I have tried the upgrade 3 times, without luck.

And a link for everyone interested in the upgrade: if you have more than one machine, build an USB stick for the upgrade with the Media Creation Tool:

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