Windows 10: Download Windows 10 to a HDD instead of USB ?

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  1. Mike100 Win User

    Download Windows 10 to a HDD instead of USB ?


    To make a Windows 10 bootable USB thumb drive, everywhere I looked says to download Windows 10 to the USB stick. Is there some reason why Win10 cannot be downloaded to a Windows 7 HDD and then copied to a USB thumb drive?

    I see mention that you need a 5GB, or 8GB or 16GB USB stick. Which is correct?

    I'm about to make my first steps into the world of Windows 10.

    Thanks

    :)
     
    Mike100, Mar 1, 2020
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  2. Windows 10 USB boot

    Hi there, am not a windows 10 expert. I have a pc in the bedroom on windows 10, I messed up the bootloader trying to fix the xp on that system.

    System wont boot, trying to repair via win 10 usb installer.

    Downloaded the media creation tool to install windows 10 installer on usb stick. Not compatible with a host of usb sticks I have. Tried the usb sticks that others use, but I think they use rufus; as the media creation tool by win 10 does not detect the usb stick.

    So quick question, the win10 machine i am trying to repair the bootloader is a win7 upgraded to win10.
    If i were to use the usb win10 installer to "repair installation" does the version of the iso downloaded via the media creation tool matter?

    There is three options:
    Windows 10
    Windows 10 Home
    Windows 10 N

    Also is there a step by step instead of using rufus as I want to try an alternative method of creating a usb win 10 installer. Preferably with more compatibility.

    System is a asus sabertooth 990 (r2?) with AMD phenom X 6.

    Also is there any other software I can load onto the usb that can repair the bootloader easily?
    That would be the ideal alternative. Thanks
     
    TRUELOVE95, Mar 1, 2020
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  3. Delta6326 Win User
    Delta6326, Mar 1, 2020
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  4. Download Windows 10 to a HDD instead of USB ?

    HDD in a HDD caddy is not showing up in the disk management

    Hi,

    To assist you better, I would like to ask some questions:

    • How are you connecting the HDD Caddy?
    • What is the make and model of your computer?

    If you are connecting the device using USB, I suggest you to check if other USB devices are recognized as USB devices or Other device. If it is displaying as other device, then the issue might be with the USB port. So, I suggest you to update the USB drivers
    by following the steps below:

    • Press Windows key + X, select Device Manager.
    • Expand Universal Serial Bus Controller.
    • Right click on the drive, select Update Driver Software and follow the on-screen prompts.

    Keep us posted on the status for further assistance.
     
    Eeshwar Kumar, Mar 1, 2020
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