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P50 Upgrade to Win 10 Pro Windows Continually Reloads (and Possibly SSD Upgrade)

2020-11-19, 11:33 AM

Hi,

 

I have searched some on the forum; but, I haven't found my exact case, so I hope it's okay to post my situation.

 

I finally decided to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro. I purchased my P50 Lenovo in late 2016. It came with Windows 7 Pro.

 

I was able to download and install Windows 10 several days ago. The problem after installation is that I continue to get a message stating that "Your PC will automatically restart..." soon after the Windows 10 desktop loads.

 

I can boot into Safe Mode but there limitations to what I can do to modify the startup.

 

Even though I selected Safe Mode with Networking, I can't get access to WiFi.

 

In Device Manager I show problems with the following:

 

  • Monitors/Generic Pnp Monitors
  • Network Adapters/Intel Dual Band Wireless - AC 8260
  • Software Components/Intel Dynamic Application Loader Host, Intel iCLS Client, Intel Management & Security Application Local Management
  • Software Devices/MS GS Wavetable Synth
  • Sound Video & Game Controllers/Realtek High Def Audio
  • System Devices/MS Hyper V Virtualization Infrastructure Driver

 

Can someone recommend the correct way to troubleshoot the problem that I am having? I had found some information when searching online regarding the requirements for upgrading from Win 7 to Win 10; but, I haven't found the solution.

 

I am considering upgrading the 256 MB SSD to a 2 TB SSD, so I am thinking that I will need to buy a clean copy of Windows 10 anyway. Even then, I'm thinking I may have problems with hardware. So, I thought I would try to work through these problems first.

 

Any help would be appreciated.

 

Take Care,

 

Jeff

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Re:P50 Upgrade to Win 10 Pro Windows Continually Reloads (and Possibly SSD Upgrade)

2020-12-05, 11:03 AM

Thanks very much for your reply. My apologies for not responding sooner.

 

I ended up buying a 2 TB SSD to replace the 256 MB SSD. That was a limiting factor, so I figured as long as I was dealing with the OS I thought it would be good to upgrade the SSD (and adding some RAM).

 

I never received installation files on any type of media. I ended up purchasing a clean copy of Windows 10 on USB thumb drive. Your information about the Lenovo reference to and the Microsoft store is much appreciated.

 

Thanks again for your reply.

 

Jeff

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Re:P50 Upgrade to Win 10 Pro Windows Continually Reloads (and Possibly SSD Upgrade)

2020-11-26, 12:13 PM

Hello,

If you have backed up your data (including any product ID keys for licensed software, etc.), try wiping the 256GB SSD and then performing a clean installation of Windows 10 to it from your installation media.  After it is finished, install the Lenovo Vantage app from the Microsoft Store to download any ThinkPad P50-specific drivers and software, and run Windows Update to install any updates for the operating system as well.

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Re:P50 Upgrade to Win 10 Pro Windows Continually Reloads (and Possibly SSD Upgrade)

2020-12-05, 11:03 AM

Thanks very much for your reply. My apologies for not responding sooner.

 

I ended up buying a 2 TB SSD to replace the 256 MB SSD. That was a limiting factor, so I figured as long as I was dealing with the OS I thought it would be good to upgrade the SSD (and adding some RAM).

 

I never received installation files on any type of media. I ended up purchasing a clean copy of Windows 10 on USB thumb drive. Your information about the Lenovo reference to and the Microsoft store is much appreciated.

 

Thanks again for your reply.

 

Jeff

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