Windows 10: Installing Windows to Boot From A USB

Discus and support Installing Windows to Boot From A USB in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hi Guys, I want to reinstall Windows to get rid of any nasty stuff that might be lurking in the registry as I've recently picked up a long list of... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by lostindigital, Mar 12, 2016.

  1. Installing Windows to Boot From A USB


    Hi Guys, I want to reinstall Windows to get rid of any nasty stuff that might be lurking in the registry as I've recently picked up a long list of malware. If I use the Windows download tool to create a reinstall file, will it create a pure, original Windows file, or will it copy everything, hidden registry rubbish as well. So if I reload the OS from that USB, will the new install be corrupted? Hope that made sense. Thanks.

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    lostindigital, Mar 12, 2016
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  2. Windows 10 on safe mode doesn't accept my password

    You have to do what I did. My HP recovery drive would not install Windows 10 either from the hard drive or from the recovery image on a USB drive. Down load Window 10 install ISO from MS. Use a computer with Windows 7, use the Microsoft tool, ISO to USB,
    (download from MS). Write the install image to the USB drive using the tool. Boot the computer you want to install Windows 10 back on from the USB drive. I had to hold down the Escape key when booting to get to the boot menu. Select the USB drive from the
    boot menu.
     
    L. ToddCampbell, Mar 12, 2016
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  3. I am trying to boot from a usb .

    I am on windows 10 and I want to back to windows 8.1

    I created usb bootable and it gave this message while I am booting " your pc ran into a problem bla bla bla bla"...

    I need help . );
     
    eman-shoair, Mar 12, 2016
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  4. caperjack Win User

    Installing Windows to Boot From A USB

    When running the install from the created usb tell it to format the hard drive and all be gone .apps and personal data , so make sure to backup your personal file ,like documents and pictures and music ect ect
     
    caperjack, Mar 12, 2016
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  5. Thanks Caperkack. that's excellent. Using it now, I can see it's downloading a completely fresh W10 installation file. For some reason I thought it would create the file from my existing registry.
     
    lostindigital, Mar 12, 2016
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  6. alphanumeric, Mar 12, 2016
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  7. None of my partitions are on C drive. They're on other drives. Just the OS is on C. A reinstall too may even find my DVD drives again. For some reason they're not showing in Windows explorer anywhere. They've just vanished.
     
    lostindigital, Mar 12, 2016
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    I keep my Data on a separate drive or partition. My userfolders, Documents, Pictures etc. On a clean install I do the custom option and delete all partitions except my Data drive. Then I just install to the unallocated space. I don't even bother creating a partition, Windows will create the ones it needs and format them automatically. Once you log in for the first time, give it a little while to run Windows update and update drivers. You'll see it happen. Or run Windows update manually a couple of times. Once it says all up to date, then look for hardware that isn't working. Just check device manager for a yellow ! or a red X.
     
    alphanumeric, Mar 12, 2016
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  9. Cheers, thanks for that. I'll then turn off all the "spying" stuff that lives deep within windows.
     
    lostindigital, Mar 12, 2016
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  10. caperjack Win User
    LOL
     
    caperjack, Apr 4, 2018
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