Computer question - in details?

How come when I upgraded my memory (RAM) on my laptop, I had to reload the OS. For some reason it wouldn't allow the hardware change, btw this is a Windows 10 laptop. It didn't like the upgrade even though I installed the same speed RAM and same double data rate (ddr3). Both old RAM and the new RAM were pc12800. So I don't get why I had to reload the entire operating system in order for it to 𝗼𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗲 Please can someone explain why it didn't work plug n play? I didn't have that much data so I wasn't really worried about that. I save most my stuff in the cloud anyhow. But it was a waste of time since the OS setup usually takes an hour to an hour and a half for it to factory reset and rollover back to Windows 10 (in tact). @master of puppets the old RAM was completely replaced. It was no longer in either dimm slot, it was brand new RAM in both slots. I don't know how you get through the installation in 25-30 minutes. You must have like a quad core or octa core cpu. Mine is only dual core and takes roughly an hour. As for the RAM upgrade it wouldn't boot past post into the operating system. I tried running system repair but it didn't work either. So I had to reload the OS.

Master Of Puppets

I'm not entirely sure what you mean. When you upgraded the RAM and powered on your computer, what exactly happened? Did Windows boot? Did you get some sort of error or what? I've upgraded RAM on my home computers for years and have never needed to re-install Windows for a simple RAM upgrade. I've installed Windows 10 on computers from 2007-2009 and they don't take an hour to set up, usually 20-25 minutes at the most. So I'm not sure if your computer has some other issue or what.

Pete L

That's Windows! Prob why people are leaving MS in droves and switching to Mac and Linux.