Windows 10 on Samsung Notebooks

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  1. monza

    monza Newbie

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    thanks Krom - do you mind me asking what upgrade approach you used? Was it a fresh install or did you somehow manage to get the "free" upgrade to work?

    any tips would be much appreciated

    cheers
     
  2. Forssberg

    Forssberg Notebook Enthusiast

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    Forgive me if it was explained but I have problems finding chipset (HD 3000) graphics drivers for Windows 10. On intel' page there are only for Windows 8.1?

    Edit - I tried Win 8.1 and it seems to be working OK.

    However Settings do not - installed 2.2.0.21 but they do not work it seems. Menu is almost empty, Fn keys do not work.
    How can I check the newest version for my laptop? SW Update will find only 2.0.0.31 but they are newer versions which may work too.

    I installed ELANTECH touchpad driver downloaded by SW Update. After restarting I have only BSODs - MULTIPLE_IRP_COMPLETE_REQUESTS.

    No any option of Safe Mode works. Seems computer is dead and needs clean install of ystem again.
    I thought that era ended in the end of XX century and Windows 98.
    Windows 7 never failed me, for 5.5 years.
     
    Last edited: Mar 2, 2016
  3. dartd27

    dartd27 Notebook Enthusiast

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    I know this a month old but is it the disk that is running at 100%?
    If yes then it could be due to Windows 10 and not specifically your laptop.
    Just google Disk 100% windows 10 or memory 100% windows 10 and you will find a ton of reasons.
    One is due to settings/system/notifications and turning off show me tips about windows.
    I fixed a computer recently that had this as well after upgrading to windows 10 and it was due to Chrome.
    If its that just go into settings. Go down to advanced settings and then privacy and untick "Prefetch resources to load pages more quickly"

    The memory leak issue could be due to incorrect drivers so good idea to check all the drivers are up to date.
    I had memory link issue. The laptop was running at 60% memory at start up. I have upgraded the memory to 12GB so it shouldnt have been this high. I fixed my memory leak issue by going into Reg Edit and using below. NOTE**** Remember though do this at your own risk and don't do it if you are unsure of what you are doing.******

    Step 1. Hit Windows Key + R Type in regedit and then hit Enter.
    Step 2. Go to:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\Ndu

    Step 3. NduChange the "Start" value to 4 (to disable it).

    Step 4. Restart the computer

    What is this?
    The Windows Network Data Usage Monitoring Driver service is a kernel mode driver. If the Windows Network Data Usage Monitoring Driver fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 8+ startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the Ndu service has failed to start.

    I haven't tried this one so cant vouch for it but have seen it mentioned a few times online, again try at your own risk and make sure you know what you are doing.

    Step 1. Hit Windows Key + R Type in regedit and then hit Enter.

    Step 2. Go to:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management in the editor.

    Step 3. Find ClearPageFileAtShutDown and change its value to 1.

    Step 4. Restart the computer.

    My NP700Z5A is on Windows 10 and works just fine using all the Windows 8.1 drivers for Windows 10. I had a hard drive failure in October last year. I replaced my harddrive with a Samsung 850 Evo 1TB SSD and ended up having to do a clean install from Windows 7 before upgrading to Windows 10. Windows 7 was actually faster at bootup then Windows 10 has been. It was actually very noticeably faster.
     
  4. jack53

    jack53 Samsung ATIV Book 6 Lover!

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    Windows 10 is so much better than the past Windows, especially Win 8 which sucked. Case in point... I have the National Geographic 112 years (1988-2000) Windows 95/98/Me CD Rom and nothing I could do would get it to run on Windows 8.1 on my 4 year old Lenovo laptop. So, I thought I'd try it today on my Samsung Ultra Series 5 laptop that was updated to Windows 10. Wow! Loaded and plays perfect on Windows 10. I found that other programs that wouldn't work in Win8 works perfect in Win10. Microsoft finally made a decent Window since Win7.
     
  5. votantai

    votantai Newbie

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    Thanx for the input. I rarely use the touchpad since I have a dedicated mouse. This is one of the reasons I'm moving away from laptops and going to get a desktop. Don't really know if these manufactures are going to support the systems after the warranty is up With that said, I wouldn't mind a updated Gamer 7 lol. It's a solid notebook.
     
  6. lapingultah

    lapingultah Notebook Geek

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    I had some issues with brightness and Windows 10 on my NP900X3C, but it seems to be working now. A question I couldn't find an answer for though; Intel 10.18.10.4252 drivers (installed with "Have a disk" method) default the FeatureTestControl registry key to a value of F000, whereas 10.18.10.4242 drivers had it on F900. People also suggest F048 and such around the web, but I couldn't find any information what these values are based on or are people just copy-pasting something that works for somebody else on some other machine. Any ideas on this..? And if you happen to have a X3C, what's your default / working value?
     
  7. KevinR

    KevinR Notebook Enthusiast

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    I have 2x Samsung notebooks and 1x Samsung netbook (NP-N102S). The notebooks upgraded to Windows 10 smoothly. The netbook has an Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3600 which I had to uninstall first and use the Windows default driver. The upgrade then worked but I'm stuck with 800x600 and can't adjust brightness. Anyone got any suggestions?
     
  8. John Ratsey

    John Ratsey Moderately inquisitive Super Moderator

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    There is a graphics driver listed here. See if it sorts out the resolution problem.

    The brightness control needs a keyboard driver. In more recent Samsung notebooks this was included in the Settings package which, in theory, is a generic problem which should work for all Samsung notebooks.

    You may need to rummage through the Samsung driver database to find something which works for you. Get SWupdate from here and install it. It might automatically find something for your netbook. If not, use the Find Model function to search the database although I can't see your netbook there.

    John
     
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  9. lynucs

    lynucs Notebook Enthusiast

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    Series 7 NP700Z7C

    All I want to know is if anyone has successfully installed W10 with everything working on model Series 7 NP700Z7C? I've read this entire thread as well as the review thread but found nothing conclusive. The free update window closes on July 29th, would like to know by then.

    • All function keys?(brightness, keyboard backlight brightness, etc)
    • Express cache?
    • Wifi?
    • All touchpad functionality?(multi-touch, etc.)
    • Backlight keyboard?
    • Graphics card switching?
    • EVERYTHING??? :)

    *If everything is working, what did you have to do as I don't see any W10 drivers in SW update for this model? Thanks.*
     
  10. nguoiduatin196

    nguoiduatin196 Newbie

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    Hey guys, anyone installed Win_10 with this new big pack (Threshold 2) recently released?

    I have NP 300 05A which have problems with Win 7 (had to freeze Win 7 services). I am willing to try Win 10 and infamous Settings.
     
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