Windows 10: Trying to install Win10 on PC that can't boot from USB.

Discus and support Trying to install Win10 on PC that can't boot from USB. in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; I am trying to install a fresh copy of Windows 10. The PC does not have a BIOS option to use a USB device to boot from (I have the most current BIOS... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/Klaymoor, Oct 27, 2020.

  1. Trying to install Win10 on PC that can't boot from USB.


    I am trying to install a fresh copy of Windows 10. The PC does not have a BIOS option to use a USB device to boot from (I have the most current BIOS version). I downloaded the Windows Media Creation Tool (MediaCreationTool20H2) and it will only make a singe ISO image that is just too big to fit on a standard 4.7GB DVD. I do not have, nor do I wish to purchase a Dual Layer DVD.

    The only option I can think of is to pull the HD out of the machine, plug it into my primary system, boot from my USB drive, install windows 10 onto the HD, pull the HD, and install it back into the original system. Not sure if this will even work. Does anyone have a better option?

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    /u/Klaymoor, Oct 27, 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, Oct 27, 2020
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  3. WIN10 failed installation: USB will not boot

    If the USB is not being appeared in BIOS, then it is issue with BIOS and not the USB.

    Try take a look at your PC manufacturer's website and just temporary disable secure boot and save setting and see whether USB is being appeared there?

    If yes, attempt to install Windows but make sure enable secure boot again (once installation of Windows has been completed).
     
    Cyber_Defend_Team, Oct 27, 2020
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  4. Bree Win User

    Trying to install Win10 on PC that can't boot from USB.

    Installation media boots to command prompt

    I've just booted from known working install media to see exactly what it does when booting. The sequence of events is...

    1. Windows logo on a black screen
    2. circling dots appear beneath the logo
    3. light blue 'Please wait' screen with circling dots
    4. a command prompt window (very briefly)
    5. the initial Setup page appears

    Do you see steps 1-3? If so, it appears you have stopped at step 4, suggesting that something on the disc cannot be read.

    Does the disc boot properly in another machine? If so, try cleaning the laptop's drive lens then try booting from the disc again.

    If not, make new install media with Microsoft's Media Creation Tool, either as a bootable USB, on an ISO that you can burn to another disc. At Step 8 in Option One of this tutorial you can choose between making a USB or an ISO.

    Download Windows 10 ISO File
     
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