where did you download the W10 ISO file from?
My friend downloaded it using the Windows Media Creation Tool but he couldn't burn it onto DVD. Maybe like you said, the MCT doesn't work well on Windows XP. I copied the ISO to my external HDD and used my laptop to burn it onto DVD using IMGBURN.
I've never heard of them?
Whaaaat? You've never heard of Skyrim? It's the 5th installment in the Elder Scrolls role playing videogame. I was able to run it a few days ago before installing the Crimson Edition Beta video driver.
Everything else is working fine.
buy a brand new laptop with W10 pre-loaded from the factory that has built-in support at the hardware level for W10
Sigh. I think so too. But there's no need to turn my laptop into a Frisbee yet. At the very least I can still use it for basic browsing, etc. Also, at the moment it's working okay. I tried installing a few other driver versions. They couldn't install properly so I went back to the Beta driver and so far things are mostly fine.
But we don't know the exact date you downloaded or purchased these 2 apps and installed them; that could have been a month ago or a year ago.
I played Skyrim a few years ago when my laptop was still running Windows 7. I modified the game too much and it became unplayable. Earlier this year, after upgrading to Windows 10, I decided to reinstall Skyrim and play the game from the beginning again. It was working okay but I haven't played it for a few months. The Beta driver I only installed yesterday or the day before after kemical's recommendation.
I'd ditch the Windows Phone
But I like my Windows Phone.
Despite what people say about lack of apps, I actually have most of the apps I need. I also like how my phone is in sync with my Windows 10 laptop. One cool feature is how my laptop can detect that I'm using my phone's mobile connection so it limits internet usage like pausing Windows Updates. If I use an Android phone my mobile internet quota would be used up really fast since Windows Updates can't be paused in Windows 10.
Sure, Windows 10 Mobile has its bugs but I had a very bad experience with Android 4. I heard Android 6 is better now but I'd have to give up things like Live Tiles. I'm also worried about rooting an Android phone just to get to the settings that manufacturers have blocked out. Microsoft doesn't do this stupid thing with the settings that I want to get to. I'm actually thinking about upgrading from my Lumia 535 to a Lumia 650.
chances are you were just lucky until MS or AV updates may have corrupted something in your windows system files or your drivers or the registry and killed it.
I think so too. This error only started appearing after my last round of Windows Updates on 23/6/16. Can I write to Microsoft about this issue? Will they do anything?
THAT PROCEDURE IS EXTREMELY HIGH RISK AND IF YOU MAKE EVEN 1 MISTAKE, IT COULD RESULT IN A BRICKED MOTHERBOARD!!
Yeah, on 2nd thought, I don't want to brick my PC. I don't think it's necessary to update my BIOS anyway. It's just that the Dell website recommended it for me.
Screen goes black for a few seconds then this message pops up.
The truth is, I've had a history of problems with this Radeon card. I think a few years back I tried updating the driver to try getting better performance on Skyrim but the newer driver didn't work properly. The only stable driver for this card is the one that came installed when I bought it.
I had the idea of uninstalling the Beta driver and installing the latest official release but it wouldn't install properly. Normally the installation would take a few minutes, right? When I tried installing the driver, it finished in only a few seconds and said it was done. But obviously it wasn't installed properly because the AMD settings program wasn't installed.
So I tried installing the original driver (I ran Display Driver Uninstaller first) that came with the laptop but same thing, couldn't install properly. This time it was worse, the screen resolution didn't change at all which usually happens when installing display drivers. Is this a compatibility issue? Should I try installing this driver in Windows 7 compatibility mode?
So I ran DDU again and tried the last working driver which was the Beta. Surprisingly, so far it's okay. Haven't gotten the error yet so far. I can run Skyrim again but it lags...
But I guess it's fine.. I'm not playing Skyrim at the moment anyway. The Beta driver locked the setting for Media Player Classic to use the onboard Intel card so I guess that's fine too because the Intel card seems capable of playing back HD videos. So that's fine. Only issue is, now this error pops up.
Sigh.. what is the point of Microsoft offering free Windows 10 upgrades if it won't work properly? Truth is, when I first upgraded to Windows 10, things were really buggy. Applications took forever to load, sometimes the taskbar became unresponsive, random reboots. But after a few rounds of updates, things worked fine... until now.
So, anyway, it looks like I have nothing to lose by trying a clean reinstall of Windows 10, right? One last ditch effort before admitting defeat and going back to Windows 7? Or I could just live with this bug and enjoy the synchronisation between my phone and laptop plus the Windows 10 apps not available on Windows 7?
I just wondered why we got a lecture on CD's?
Lol the sales guy at the tech store gave me an unnecessary explanation of what DVDs are. Explained to me what dual layer discs are, what RW discs are. He talked so much I forgot to ask him how much the price of a dual layer disc is? But I guess it's unnecessary. Don't need a dual layer disc for the Windows 10 ISO.