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Samsung 439 for Windows 10

Posted: Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:51 am
by George

I’ve created bootable USB for Windows 10 installation with several programs, none would boot on my Samsung 439 laptop.

The installation runs from this pendrive, if I click its Setup in File Explorer in a running Windows, it starts and takes all steps until it is to reboot, but that’s the end of it.

I can boot from USB all other programs including Windows 8.1 installation.

My BIOS is Phoenix SecureCore(tm) NB Version 06UY.M002.20100719.XW.

How can I run Windows 10 on this laptop?

Thank you very much.

Re: Samsung 439 for Windows 10

Posted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:22 am
by edwin
From what I see here:
and here: ... sung_fail/

they simply are not supporting windows 10 at all on your laptop.

However, here: ... =60&auth=1

it looks like the wifi adapter is the problem, combined with the bios. Now I did not yet check when they released the last bios for this laptop, but replacing the WLAN module with something that does support windows 10 is a good first step.

Re: Samsung 439 for Windows 10

Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:46 am
by George
Thank you so much Edwin.
I removed the wifi card and then installed Windows 10 with no problem. Could you possibly help me find a replacement card that is compatible with both my laptop and Windows 10?

Re: Samsung 439 for Windows 10

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:14 pm
by edwin
replacing it with WiFi module from another manufacturer (eg Atheros AR5B225) or using an external USB WiFi module.
So either Atheros or Intel WiFi modules seem to work in Windows 10.

Re: Samsung 439 for Windows 10

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:17 pm
by edwin
This is from another Samsung Notebook series that IS windows 10 compatible: ... 1157399491

So I suggest you check if the connector looks physically the same as what you have on your incompatible Broadcom module. If it is an exact match, you know what to buy.