Windows 10: Help! Clean install on Win10 from usb to nvme not working

Discus and support Help! Clean install on Win10 from usb to nvme not working in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; Hi there, just built a new pc and excitedly went to install windows. I created a bootable usb but this is from a Mac-not sure if that piece of info... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/Hairy-Price, Nov 24, 2020.

  1. Help! Clean install on Win10 from usb to nvme not working


    Hi there, just built a new pc and excitedly went to install windows.

    I created a bootable usb but this is from a Mac-not sure if that piece of info helps for later.

    So source is usb and target is a Samsung 970 1tb nvme, brand new.

    Basically I get through the install process, but when I get to selecting the drive to install to I get a message saying “ windows encountered an unspecified error. Verify that installation source Files are accessible and restart installation.”

    Bios is set: - uefi enabled -csm disabled - secure boot disabled

    Any ideas as this is doing my head in?

    Thanks!

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    /u/Hairy-Price, Nov 24, 2020
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  2. xkm1948 Win User

    Migrating Win10 to NVMe SSD

    I am going to migrate my Win10 to my NVMe SSD. Installation wise there should be no problem. However I cannot seem to be able to erase the old Windows 10 on the SATA SSD. If I boot from USB Win10 Installation media it only ask me whether I want to repair the SATA SSD Win10 or not. Any ideas on how to complete erase the SSD that currently have Win10 on it? I tried sanitize drive and PSID revert in Win10, neither would work. The SATA SSD is Crucial MX200.
     
    xkm1948, Nov 24, 2020
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  3. Windows 10 installer don't detect NVMe drive

    I have 2 drives:

    • disk1 (SATA SSD, with Ubuntu 16.04)
      • partition1 (sda1: flag /boot)
      • partition2 (sda2: flag /home, encrypted by LUKS)
    • disk2 (NVMe SSD)

    So, the goal is to install Windows 10 on disk2 and boot it from GRUB (which is on sda1).

    What is the problem ?

    In disk-choose step, disk2 is missing. However Ubuntu 14.04 installer "see" this disk, so I assume that is software issue, rather than my hardware.

    What I tried to solve this problem ?

    • loaded Samsung NVMe drivers from this thread
    • patched Windows image using DISM tool by adding 2 updates. I followed this guide
    • tried to run Windows 10 installed on USB stick to install it

    All of them failed.

    Please help me to solve this issue.
     
    WojciechCe, Nov 24, 2020
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  4. Help! Clean install on Win10 from usb to nvme not working

    Clean Install Workaround for Vista

    You may remember this news story on techPowerUp! a couple of days ago relating to the lack of clean installs when using the Upgrade Editions of Vista, which required an old OS to be installed. However, Paul Thurrott has managed to find a workaround for this issue, which ironically lets users do a clean install Vista without any previous version of Windows, albeit a little tedious. Here are the steps:
    • Boot from the Windows Vista Upgrade DVD as normal
    • When prompted for a product code, leave this blank
    • Select the version of Vista you have purchased and let Vista install
    • When you boot to your desktop for the first time, run the Vista setup from Windows
    • This time enter your product key
    • When asked whether you want to do an Upgrade of Custom install, select custom and choose a clean install
    • Windows will now install for a second time and you should be able to activate it
    Remember, these steps are only advised for use in order to achieve a clean install of Vista, it is only legal to use the upgrade editions if you have previously purchased the appropriate version of Windows.

    Source: DailyTech
     
    Jimmy 2004, Nov 24, 2020
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