Windows 10: Can't install windows from USB 3.0 drive?

Discus and support Can't install windows from USB 3.0 drive? in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; Hi, I've recently been blessed by the gods with a RTX 3080. I finished my build and... I can't install windows. I manage to reinstall windows on... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by Jean-FrançoisGagnier, Dec 2, 2020.

  1. Can't install windows from USB 3.0 drive?


    Hi,



    I've recently been blessed by the gods with a RTX 3080. I finished my build and... I can't install windows.



    I manage to reinstall windows on other computers with the USB 3.0 drive. But not this one. I get stuck on this screen see the attachment. I've read online that it could be due to many things. Here are the things I've tried:

    - XHCI Hand-off: Enabling, disabling it

    - Legacy USB Support: Enabling, disabling it, autoing it

    - UEFI/CSM Mode: UEFI mode, CSM Mode

    - Secure boot: Enabled, disabled



    I'm guessing that this isn't a thumb drive issue due to the fact that it works on other computers and that the bottom of the screen where it stays stuck is glitchy.



    I don't know if my system itself can be an issue, but everything seems to be supported

    Motherboard: MSI MAG B550M Bazooka AMD AM4

    CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X

    GPU: RTX 3080

    Storage that I want to install on: Samsung 970 evo NVMe SSD

    RAM: 16GB Corsair vengeance 3600MHz

    USB 3.0 drive that has windows on: Vital 16Gb



    Is this a known issue with the board? If so, how can we fix that bug?



    Thanks a lot for taking the time to help

    :)
     
    Jean-FrançoisGagnier, Dec 2, 2020
    #1
  2. thraxed Win User

    Installing windows off of a USB stick

    Step By Step from vista:
    From admin cmd prompt

    1. diskpart
    1a. list disk
    2. select disk 1 (replace 1 with your usb drive)
    3. clean
    4. create partition primary
    5. select partition 1 (replace 1 with your usb drive)
    6. active
    7. format fs=fat32
    8. assign
    9. exit

    Copy Windows Vista's DVD ROM content to the Flash Drive

    xcopy d:\*.* /s/e/f e:\ (d being your vista cd and e being your usb stick)

    And that's it, boot off your usb disk
     
    thraxed, Dec 2, 2020
    #2
  3. Installing Windows 7 via USB flash drive!

    Its weird tho cause I have no problem with installing from disc. I did change it back to boot from HDD. I really dont want to uninstall all my components, kinds defeats the purpose of installing from usb. it would take longer to disconnect and reconnect after install then it would to just install from dvd.

    Do you think its beacuse the drive was formated in ntfs, thats the only step I did different from the OP. Well that and the bootsect /nt60 command before coping files.

    heres they way I went, probly have to try it fat32

    launch diskpart.exe)
    select disk 1 (or your USB drive number, use list disk to get it)
    clean
    create partition primary
    select partition=1
    active
    format fs=ntfs
    assign
    exit

    Now that the drive is boot aware, we have to initialize its boot sector with the Windows boot manager (BOOTMGR), using the Bootsect.exe utility located in the boot directory of the Vista installation DVD. We have to tell the utility that our target drive is NTFS formatted:

    bootsect.exe /nt60 f:
     
    ShRoOmAlIsTiC, Dec 2, 2020
    #3
  4. 7.62 Win User

    Can't install windows from USB 3.0 drive?

    Installing Windows 7 via USB flash drive!

    USB drive doesnt show up, even after a format through windows (XP)

    Any suggestions?
     
    7.62, Dec 2, 2020
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