http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/software-os/f/4997/t/19643586 for instance shows a failure I could spot miles away. Drive C is not on the primary lowest numbered drive.
That upgrade should fail. There's a few lessons there.
I was installing win10 on my pc with media create and got to the screen where it asks you for the keyboard layout.The computer does not respond and the hdd light stops blinking.When I kill the power and reboot, the computer loads properly into windows 7 desktop then says that windows 10 could not be installed and says this:
The installation failed in the SAFE_OS phase with an error during BOOT operation.
IDK what to do please respond ASAP
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MS won't let you activate a clean install unless you first do an upgrade. It will let you do the clean install but then it won't activate unless you've first done the upgrade. Regarding drivers you should check with your manufacturer to see if there's a problem. You should also make a full system backup prior to making any change to your system, especially a new OS.
MS has a new way of activating with 10. Once you've done the upgrade, it knows you've done that, and it will let you do a clean install. Here's a link to their explanation.
If you read that, you'll know everything I know on that subject.
It is actually a hand made system........But I am running:
AMD Athlon 64 3500+
Phoenix-Award BIOS v6.00PG
Direct X 11
Windows 7 Home Premium
ATI Radeon HD 4600 Series Graphics Card
Im starting to think that it is the wireless keyboard. Would it respond if I used a wired PS/2 keyboard because drivers aren't loaded yet.........but that doesnt solve the hdd light........
When upgrading to Win 10 some see blue screen with keyboard options, but no input device works.
I solved it in this way.
First you download the upgrade with dark blue window, then it downloads upgrades and says - your PC will be restarted in a few minutes.
Then dark blue window closes and PC must restart.
Instead, you shut down PC manually - you will have few seconds.
When PC shuts down, enter BIOS settings, find the way (read other articles to know how) and disable Secure Boot, Fast Boot.
In boot priorities set Legacy in every line.
In my Lenovo G40-30 (same with G50-30) these options are seen only if you choose Optimized for Win8x64.
Then save settings and exit.
After that PC will continue setup of Win10 without freezing with blue keyboard selection screen.