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    Windows 10 Technical Preview Installation Failure

    I downloaded the iso file and burned it to a DVD using ImgBurn. The installation process seemed to progress without a hitch, but just when I thought all the stages had completed I got a message saying "Your PC ran into a problem....". The message disappeared too quickly for me to see the rest, something I hate. I tried again and the same thing happened. The third time I redownloaded the iso file and burned it to a DVD again, this time remembering to turn off my antivirus program, but the same thing happened again.

    Can anyone explain how I can install the OS successfully?

    Apart from the above, I have a folder named $SysReset on the C drives of my Win 7 and Win 8.1 SSD's. The Win 7 folder was created, I believe, when I recently reinstalled the OS, and the Win 8.1 folder as a result of the failed attempts to install the Win 10 Technical Preview. Can I safely delete these folders?

    After each failure the previous Win 8.1 installation was restored, but I chose to then restore a Macrium Reflect image backup made immediately before the failed Win 10 installation.

    Advice would be appreciated.

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    I finally succeeded in installing the Win 10 Tech Preview-please see post #13 in the thread Format Problem in the Win 8 forum.

    Regards, Roy
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    Quote Originally Posted by royw View Post
    I downloaded the iso file and burned it to a DVD using ImgBurn. The installation process seemed to progress without a hitch, but just when I thought all the stages had completed I got a message saying "Your PC ran into a problem....". The message disappeared too quickly for me to see the rest, something I hate. I tried again and the same thing happened. The third time I redownloaded the iso file and burned it to a DVD again, this time remembering to turn off my antivirus program, but the same thing happened again.

    Can anyone explain how I can install the OS successfully?

    Apart from the above, I have a folder named $SysReset on the C drives of my Win 7 and Win 8.1 SSD's. The Win 7 folder was created, I believe, when I recently reinstalled the OS, and the Win 8.1 folder as a result of the failed attempts to install the Win 10 Technical Preview. Can I safely delete these folders?

    After each failure the previous Win 8.1 installation was restored, but I chose to then restore a Macrium Reflect image backup made immediately before the failed Win 10 installation.

    Advice would be appreciated.

    Thanks and regards, Roy
    Win 10 Preview often does not play well with third party virus checkers. best to unistall any virus checker before installation. Avast is one such program that win 10 will not allow to install. It is still better to do a clean install to a blank partition/drive than to do an upgrade install (in my opinion)
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    Quote Originally Posted by royw View Post
    ...Can anyone explain how I can install the OS successfully?...
    From what you say it seems you have encountered the same issue I did (see Win7/Win10 TP NTFS woes).

    One difference is that I didn't attempt to install Win10 directly; i.e.: I disconnected the existing SSD & HDD from the PC, connected a spare HDD and installed Win10 to it, then copied the Win10 partition to the SSD (the SSD also has two Win7 partitions).

    Once the Win10 partition had copied I configured its boot options in BootItBM, then booted to it. All seemed well at first, but when I tried to boot to one of the Win7 partitions chkdsk ran.

    After some troubleshooting I discovered that the culprit was Win10's "fast startup" feature. Since I turned "fast startup" off in Win10 the problem has disappeared and Win10 is getting along fine with the two Win7 installations.
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