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ajkessel
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Can't complete Windows 10 install on x220 - Memory Management/BSOD and other errors

I see from this forum that others have successfully installed Windows 10 in the past on x220, but I'm now unable to complete a fresh install (starting from an external USB drive). The install process frequently crashes; sometimes I get to the point where the install from the external disk works and I'm rebooting into the internal drive, but I've never gotten as far as a login screen. I frequently get a "Memory Management Stop" BSOD or just reboots.

 

I understand if I can get into a fully booted system, I could then install Lenovo drivers and perhaps get a workable system, but since I can never complete the install process, I don't have this option.

 

Any ideas for how I can get through enough of an install to get this laptop working again?

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Re: Can't complete Windows 10 install on x220 - Memory Management/BSOD and other errors

I know that some older hardware has more windows 10 problems with later builds of the OS.  I don't know if that is your issue.  How much memory do you have?  Have you run a memory and disk test before starting?


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ajkessel
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Re: Can't complete Windows 10 install on x220 - Memory Management/BSOD and other errors

I have run memory and disk tests.

 

The laptop has 8GB of RAM.

 

After multiple attempted installs, I finally was able to get far enough to boot into the regular OS. I don't think I did anything differently--it just randomly worked with repetition. But now that I'm booted into the regular OS, I'm still getting frequent BSOD's, so it's not really usable.

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Re: Can't complete Windows 10 install on x220 - Memory Management/BSOD and other errors

Do you have the latest BIOS?  Install Lenovo Vantage to get driver updates.


Rich


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If a response answers your question, please mark it as the accepted solution.

I am not an employee or agent of Lenovo.

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