Tuesday, August 4, 2015

How To Fix 'This PC Can't Run Windows 10' Issue During Upgrade

To install Windows 10 has not always been a smooth ride for some people due to hardware or software issues. At times they emanate  from merely conflicting issue with programs which are previously installed on the system, most especially, the security applications like anti-virus, Malware removal, etc. 

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The minimum requirements by Microsoft for Windows 10 are almost the same thing for those  computers that can run Windows 7 or Windows 8. In rare cases the hardware might prevent you from upgrading to the latest Windows version. Either because it doesn't meet Microsoft minimum requirements or there is some fault with one of the hardware parts that needs attention.

In a situation where you are faced with error dialog, when trying to upgrade your Windows 7 or Windows 8 operating system to Windows 10 and the system meet every of the requirements, it becomes obvious you have to fix one or two things before you can proceed with the installation process. If the error message is flagged ' This PC can't run Windows 10' when you are sure it can you'll have to follow this guide to find solution. The false alert usually comes from the HDD(Hard Disk Drive).

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STEP 1: Click on 'Start'  and click on  'Accessories'. Right -click on 'Command' and select 'Run as Administrator'. 

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STEP 2: Type or copy and paste  Diskpart  into 'Command Prompt', hit the ENTER key and  click on 'OK' button to continue.

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STEP 3: Type or copy and past  List volume  and press ENTER key.

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STEP 4: Look for the volume with system reserve partition and it is usually 100 MB  in size from the list and type  Select volume 2 (if the system partition volume number is 2 ) and press ENTER key .

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STEP 5: Type or copy and past Assign letter=Y( Y can be any letter of your choice) and press ENTER key.

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STEP 6: Type or copy and paste Chkdsk Y: /F /X /L:5000 (Y can be any letter of choice you assigned to the system reserve partition) .

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STEP 7: Type  Remove letter =Y (Y is letter you assigned to the system reserve partition earlier).

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STEP 8: Try to do the installation of Windows 10 from the Windows Update at Control Panel.