Window 10 update problem

#1
I began th e installation of Windows 10 on my Lenovo Ideapad Flex 10 with windows 8 on it. It was taking a while, so I left I to do its thing. When I came back about 30 minutes later, it was at a screen that said "no bootable device, hit any key". So I hit ente, and it opened up boot manager. It said how to go up and down to select options , but there was no options. It said press escape to exit, so I pressed escape, and it brought me to get another screen that says, "no bootable devices -- Please restart system"
When I press the power button my laptop turns off. When I turn it back on, it does the whole thing over again. And when I restart it it makes a evening noise twice about every 5 seconds.
Please help, I have no idea what the problem is...
 


ussnorway

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#2
with windows 8 on it
You can't upgrade over Windows 8... do you in fact have 8.1?
 


#3
I would think. The "get windows 10" thing on the taskbar said my computer was compatible.
 


ussnorway

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#4
I would think. The "get windows 10" thing on the taskbar said my computer was compatible.
Had you said that in your first post yes I would then know that you used the GWX app to do this upgrade and therefore don't in fact have Windows 8 as you said...

In your shoes, I would take a look at their (Lenovo) website to see if this is a known problem but I don't own any of them so I'll butt out now... good luck with it mate.
 


#5
The box that the laptop came in said it is a Windows 8.1 system.
 


ussnorway

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#6
Yes windows 8 is one system and windows 8.1 is another different system... I know that's a silly way to name them but I don't have any control over what Microsoft does.

Again, good luck with it
 


BIGBEARJEDI

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#7
Hi,
even though your box said it was Windows8.1, you actually have to check the Windows running on the laptop by going to Start -->My Computer and look at properties, or search on THIS PC. If you have LENOVO FACTORY RECOVERY discs, I suggest you apply those and do a Windows reset to reset your laptop to factory settings. Then look at the version it's running. If it's 8.1 as you said, I suggest you try it again. It should work as norway mentions. If however, it's Win8; you'll need to upgrade to 8.1 through the Windows store--it's a free upgrade, but not nearly as easy to upgrade 8-->8.1 as 8.1-->10. If that's the case, you may want to take your Lenovo to your local Computer Pro and do the 8-->8.1 upgrade properly and pay him to do for you; or if you're loaded, pay him to to the 8/8.1-->10 upgrade directly!

Best of luck,
<<<BIGBEARJEDI>>>
 


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