Windows 10 Pro build 1607 "Anniversary"
Posted on 2016-09-24
Easily asked question, no easy answers I can find.
The 1607 build of Win 10 Pro (64 bit) has landed. I have liked Win 10 for non CAD/CAM workstations until now. It seems different on every hardware profile. My machines don't vary much across the HP spectrum of XW and Z class workstations and a few small form factor machines.
Some have gone in fine on their own, others need to be told to put the update in while others are painfully slow getting in, up and running. I currently have a machine that has tried to put the update in, and on the final reboot, hangs on a black screen with the chasing dots, seemingly forever. My guess? Video driver updates on NVIDIA cards. I can't tell that since I can't get in the O/S to see, but there seems to be no resolution to it on this machine. It just hangs there at the chasing dots screen. I assume until the O/S loads completely, there is no connectivity to search for drivers, and being Win 10, I need to get into the O/S first to call up a safe mode boot. That's what I'd like to do is boot with minimum drivers to see what's going on. Is there a way to do that or a way around this problem? Thank you.