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Discus and support Creating WIN10Pro (Flash Drive) via Existing Computer - For Later Installation Upon a New... in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; I have chased information on this subject -down several rabbit holes today- simply wanting to become comfortable in this procedure, before buying any... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by OldTimer_68, Dec 8, 2019.

  1. Creating WIN10Pro (Flash Drive) via Existing Computer - For Later Installation Upon a New...


    I have chased information on this subject -down several rabbit holes today- simply wanting to become comfortable in this procedure, before buying any WIN10Pro product line, available on the Microsoft Store, or a number of questionable OEM versions found elsewhere. I should not have to go outside of the Microsoft Store, to find needed clarification, surrounding this process. I am currently using WIN10 on my old computer. I am currently building a new stand alone computer and when done, I do not want to install WIN10 on my new system bootable SSD, simply to create a messier installation & upgrade to WIN10Pro. If doable, I am wanting to create a bootable FLASH drive, containing WIN10Pro and obtain it's required Product Key in advance - For LATER installation upon my new computer. Based upon what I have read to date, there remains some confusion. Are the stated logistics of my plan doable? If so, can anyone here give me an account of the required process, from start to stop? Some say, I must first buy a new 8GB flash drive and run 'bootsect.exe' to make it bootable. Sounds reasonable. Then, I'm supposed to buy and download a WIN10pro ISO file from the Microsoft Store, saving this file on my Flash Drive. This also sounds pretty easy, even for us old boomers. When I buy and download the ISO file, do I automatically get the required product KEY, or do I have to buy the key separately? If so... where can I be sure to obtain an 'authentic' production key, that is guaranteed to activate the WIN10Pro ISO file I purchased earlier? Microsoft Store does not give me enough information during the purchasing process - to set my mind at ease, before hitting the OK button. Is there a better way, or an easier way to create a WIN10Pro FLASH drive? Somewhere along this path, I assume I will have been successful in creating the WIN10Pro FLASH drive. Will I run into any brick walls - inserting it into the USB 2 drive, wanting to install a clean WIN10Pro OS upon my new computer, that at this stage, has no other O.S. or software installed? A clear, concise, step-by-step explanation of recommended procedures in this regard would be extremely helpful in putting my mind at ease, before tossing more money into the wind. Cheers.

    :)
     
    OldTimer_68, Dec 8, 2019
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  2. Windows 10 fails to create a Recovery Drive and turns 64GB Flash into a 32GB Flash!

    Hello,

    Appreciate the detailed post. As per the description of the issue, this can be caused by hidden files. For us to check, follow the steps below:

    • Search for File Explorer and press Enter.
    • Click on View.
    • Put a check mark on the Hidden items box.
    • See if there are additional files and folders that will appear.

    If there are no hidden items, we suggest that you
    create a new user profile.
    Since the issue is the same on different flash drives, this can also be caused by a corrupted user profile. Try creating a recovery drive in the new user profile and let us know if it works.

    Get back to us if anything else comes up.
     
    Jennifer Bri, Dec 8, 2019
    #2
  3. W1zzard Win User
    W7 Hard drive partition issue

    to get rid of that 100 meg windows partition that setup creates for you on a new install on a blank hdd:

    - press shift+f10 when on the partition management screen in setup <-- this opens a command prompt
    - diskpart <-- start the windows command line partition management tool
    - list disk <--- list the installed hdds in this computer for the next step
    - select disk 0 <- might have to replace 0 with the number of the correct disk
    - clean <-- this will erase all data on the disk you selected one step up- dont use the wrong disk!
    - create partition primary <- creates a primary partition taking up all space on the drive, adjust the command if necessary
    - exit, exit to exit diskpart and the command prompt
    - click refresh in partition manager and select your newly created partition and install to that
     
    W1zzard, Dec 8, 2019
    #3
  4. Aaron_Sum Win User

    Creating WIN10Pro (Flash Drive) via Existing Computer - For Later Installation Upon a New...

    Adobe flash will not play Xfinity stream on Win10pro

    Hi,

    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.

    I understand that you are facing an issue with Xfinity stream due to Adobe Flash player. We will look into this for you. However, in order to get clarity and to assist you with appropriate steps, please reply with the answers to
    the questions below.

    1. Which browser are you facing this issue with, apart from Firefox?
    2. Have you checked if the Flash player is enabled on your browser?
    3. Was there any major change or an update on your system, prior to which you weren’t facing this issue?

    Meanwhile, I would suggest you to follow the steps below and check if it is helpful to you.

    Steps to unblock Adobe Flash Player:

    1. Login to Xfinity streaming on your browser.
    2. If there is a lock sign on the left or right end of the URL/address bar, click on it.
    3. Scroll down to find Adobe Flash Player and click on Unblock.
    4. You should be able to stream once the Flash Player is Unblocked.

    I would also suggest you to refer the article on
    Flash Player Help
    by Adobe and check if it is helpful to you.

    Kindly follow the suggestions and get back to us with the results.

    We await your response.

    Aaron Summith

    Microsoft Community – Moderator
     
    Aaron_Sum, Dec 8, 2019
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