Oh how I despise Windows error codes - why can't they just tell you how to fix the thing rather than give some random error code that you have to trawl through the internet looking for solutions. and why can't Windows 10 just put provisions in place to prevent such error codes? I've never used a Mac, but I bet their OS upgrades just install without a hitch / without requiring the user to spend days on end trying to find out what the incompatibility / driver issue is.
Anyway, rant over.
I'm trying to upgrade 8.1 to 10. It goes through the download process, has a go at installing it, fails, helpfully gives me the error code: 0xC1900101 - 0x20017, returns me to 8.1.
I've done some searching, i've tried removing various things from device manager, disabling anti-virus software, turning off wifi during installation, all to no avail.
Please someone tell me there's a straightforward and easy answer out there. When I was 20-25 I would happily squirrel away on the internet searching for a problem to such problem. Now that I am 37 with wife, kids, mortgage, the last thing I want to be doing is faffing around with Windows error codes.
Clear, straightforward solutions very welcome
(am really its not a case of "try this", "try that" "try this" "spend your precious social/family hours disabling/enabling every piece of hardware/software ever installed until you chance upon a configuration that Windows 10 likes the look of")
Thanks, but have tried those things too, to no avail. Have now replaced the original hard drive into the laptop and have removed both SSD's. Now in the middle of reinstalling windows 7 to the clean drive, then will try windows 10 again. Don't know why Microsoft couldn't have made it easier, by only having to provide the win7 license key, instead of having to have it installed on the drive. What a waste of time having to do all the updates to an operating system I will then get rid of. Crazy!