Windows 10: Reinstall from Win10 retail USB flashh drive

Discus and support Reinstall from Win10 retail USB flashh drive in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; Near comedy of things going on at once. HD with Install went at once, no saving. USB with Win retail will not install on new, or any other drive I... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by john silver5, Aug 3, 2022.

  1. Reinstall from Win10 retail USB flashh drive


    Near comedy of things going on at once. HD with Install went at once, no saving. USB with Win retail will not install on new, or any other drive I have. Looked over multiple suggestions on the web. "new" in options is not highlighted and in dim letters for all drives tried.Have tried not putting in Serial, even finally putting it in, which of course it did not take. Same board, cpu, everything except for HD and make things more comical? tried to go onto help line and said my username was different than one filed issue with.No cellphone this end, just notebook and the now dead desktop. Any id

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    john silver5, Aug 3, 2022
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  2. Cant install retail win10 to new M2 Drive

    Hi, I just build a new system and was looking forward to finishing it off by installing Win10 to the M2 drive. It's a completely new ADATA 960GB drive with factory settings (only drive attached). ASUS ROG X470-1 Mobo, 16G G.Skill RAM. The ADATA drive shows
    up fine in POST and Im able to select the USB to boot in UEFI mode. The USB was purchased from a Microsoft retail shop, and comes on a 16G USB in FAT32.

    However, every time the installation BSODs with stop code 0xc000021a after selecting with version of win10 to install (64 or 32). After googling, this seems to be a common problem many has encountered when installing one drives and Ive tried all recommended
    solutions without any luck, this includes:

    Disabling CSM

    Disabling Secureboot and enabling it, trying both Other OS and Windows UEFI

    Clearing security keys and loading default ones

    Booting both in UEFI and legacy modes

    Nothing seems to work, and I do not have access to a computer to download and create a new USB drive.

    Any suggestions on what to do?

    /David
     
    David H Jiang, Aug 3, 2022
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  3. NavyLCDR Win User
    Windows 10 Retail USB Drive


    That is weird, that you can't change the drive letter. Did it come with a printed license key? I would say you have two options:

    1. If it came with a printed license key, just make your own USB with the Windows Media Creation Tool and enter the retail key when asked for it when you install from the USB that you made.

    2. If it did not come with a printed key - install Windows 10 from the purchased USB. Use a product key sniffer (such as produkey or Belarc Advisor) to get the Windows 10 key (which should be a unique one for a retail version). Then go back to step 1, if still desired.
     
    NavyLCDR, Aug 3, 2022
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  4. Lazzer408 Win User

    Reinstall from Win10 retail USB flashh drive

    help. USB drive isn't assigned a drive letter.

    Any usb flash drive I plug into my computer isn't assigned a drive letter. The physical drive shows in the "safely remove hardware" but it doesnt show up in disk management. I have tried to populate the volume thru the safely remove hardware properties window and it does pop up in the list but it doesn't stay there. This isn't a format or assign a letter problem. It's more complicated then that. Maybe one of the services needed for usb drive management was disabled? Suggestions needed. btw external usb harddrives work fine.
     
    Lazzer408, Aug 3, 2022
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