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System unbootable after nvidia driver install

  1. #11

    Penn's Forest
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    Win8.1 Pro | Win10TP Pro - boot to VHD

    You're welcome Jeremy, sorry I couldn't have been helpful finding a solution with you.

    Win10: there's been a technical preview release available for a month. I don't think it would help the issue on your machine though - it's basically Win8.1 update 2 ... but there have been a few additional updates that make it more like a true alpha release. It's fun if you don't mind things that work, then don't work, then work differently, then are stripped from the release until MS figures out how to incorporate it into Win10 (no longer Win8.1 update 2 )


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  2. #12

    Posts : 8
    Windows 8.1

    I would have a play, normally, but I've been somewhat traumatised having to spend the whole weekend contacting Microsoft. I have a win7 premium hard copy plus an upgrade key to ultimate. Both need to be installed in order and both needed intervention to validate the license.
    Then I've discovered backup only works on small partitions! I really don't understand this. Drives are cheap. I bought myself 4x4tb drives to run in a raid and found out windows will not install on partitions greater than 4tb. Having created a little 4tb space and going through the pain of licensing I then find system recovery won't work with partitions greater than 2tb. Really. So I had to shrink it. Very annoying as on the shelf next to it I have a 25tb linix nas server that manages to work just dandy.
    Ok so I may overspec storage but I like having the space. We run a 4tb NetApp appliance at work which is permanently short on space. Shared drive for 200 people and newspaper production! Mad! So I appreciate the space at home.
    Sorry for rambling on, there...

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