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27-06-2018, 20:12   #21
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One thing seems to be missing, or I've missed you saying it.

Have you ever done a clean install of Windows 10. No updates or OS on the HDD, no previous partitions and start from scratch? Certainly worth a try.

If you have a bit of drive space, Install 10 clean and image it after updates and drivers but before installing all your bits and bobs. I use Macrium Free to do this on Windows (Don't forget to create a recovery drive)

Also, try other OS the same way... clean HDD

Yes it will take some time but at least you get a real idea what each can do. Live CD/USB are a good idea to have a look but don't give a true reflection of the speed an OS can run at.


Take your time and pick which works best for you.

It turns out that (for some reason) W10 does not like my onboard LAN card.

I switched it off in BIOS and switched on wireless, then it booted flawlessly.

No idea why though
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27-06-2018, 20:12   #22
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Quote from a Zorin User:

"The EliteBook dual boots with Windows 10 & Zorin. Last September I gave in to installing the offered upgrade from Win 7 Professional to Win 10 and am very sorry I did. It is more stable now but when first installed it crashed constantly. I have seen more Blue Screens of Death in the past 6 months than I have in the preceding 10 years."

Which supports alcheresearch response of Windows 7 64-bit.
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27-06-2018, 21:09   #23
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It turns out that (for some reason) W10 does not like my onboard LAN card.

I switched it off in BIOS and switched on wireless, then it booted flawlessly.

No idea why though
HP can be a PITA on certain hardware. I had an Elitedesk 800 mini G1 with M.2 & SATA. It turned out that about 2 other M.2 drives worked apart from the HP one at nearly 300 for a 128GB. I did have a lot of blue screens caused by the wifi card in that but an older Win 8 x64 driver sorted that. Worth a try?

I found the answer by copying the hardware ID from device manager and pasting it into Google.
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