Windows 10: Installing Windows 10 Pro from USB Stick

Discus and support Installing Windows 10 Pro from USB Stick in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; Hi, So, I can't find anything online about this, and I hope someone here can help! I'm building my own PC from scratch, and I want to install... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by Dave1, Nov 28, 2015.

  1. Dave1 Win User

    Installing Windows 10 Pro from USB Stick


    Hi,

    So, I can't find anything online about this, and I hope someone here can help!

    I'm building my own PC from scratch, and I want to install Windows 10 Pro, I bought the key and everything seemed OK.

    When I installed the Media Creation Tool from the Microsoft website, I run it and select the option for another PC. When I go to the dropdown box, however, there is only the options for Windows 10, and Windows 10 N. There is no option for Windows 10 pro. So I looked around online and found nothing. I did find that it would install Home instead of Pro, and that the key I have may not work to activate it, and upgrade to Pro.

    I just want to know a way to get Pro, and for it to work properly with the key I have, using what seems to be the weird version of the Media Creation Tool I have.

    Any suggestions are much appreciated! *Smile

    Thanks,
    Dave

    :)
     
    Dave1, Nov 28, 2015
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  2. Bryan_NN Win User

    Windows 10 Pro upgrade from usb

    I'm having difficulty running my windows 10 pro upgrade from USB stick. I installed the USB stick and restarted my computer but nothing happens. I went to the port where the stick is installed and tried to boot, but nothing happens. What am I doing wrong?
     
    Bryan_NN, Nov 28, 2015
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  3. alenabh Win User
    unable to get drivers for my Lenovo tablet MIX 300-10IBY MODEL 80NR after a clean install of windows 10

    In the meantime I have windows 10 pro 32-bit installed and windows not activated... and anytime I try to do a setup from the USB stick of windows 10 Home 64 bit it rejects it....
     
    alenabh, Nov 28, 2015
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  4. dalchina New Member

    Installing Windows 10 Pro from USB Stick

    dalchina, Nov 28, 2015
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  5. philc43 Win User
    philc43, Nov 28, 2015
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  6. Dave1 Win User
    I know I have got the key for Windows 10, thank you for the links.
     
    Dave1, Nov 28, 2015
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  7. bobkn Win User
    I believe that the most recent version of the Media Creation Tool (for build 10586) gives you an installer that installs both Home and Pro.

    (I did it by download the TechBench ISO instead, but I think they're the same.)

    If that is what you have, you'll get the choice as to which version you're installing during the installation.

    (I think. I just ran it as an upgrade on 3 machines, 2 Pro 1 Home, and it automatically selected the matching version.)
     
    bobkn, Nov 29, 2015
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  8. NavyLCDR New Member

    Installing Windows 10 Pro from USB Stick

    The current Media Creation Tool from the "Download Tool Now" button on this webpage will download a combined Home and Pro version:
    Windows 10

    So, if you select both 32 and 64 bit Windows 10 you will get a 4 in 1 installation USB - 32bit and 64bit each of Windows 10 Home and Windows 10 Pro.

    If you boot from the USB, it will always ask you if you want to install 32bit or 64bit (if you downloaded both). Then if it does not find a product key stored in the bios and you skip entering a product key it will then ask you if you want to install Home or Pro.
     
    NavyLCDR, Nov 30, 2015
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  9. Dave1 Win User
    Thank you very much for your help, I guess I will follow your instructions and see how it goes!
     
    Dave1, Apr 4, 2018
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