Windows 10: Unable to install from USB recovery disk

Discus and support Unable to install from USB recovery disk in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; I created a USB recovery disk 10 months ago. Recently I had issues with my PC and went to use the recovery disk to reinstall a clean version of... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by ClaytonCampbell4, Jan 21, 2021.

  1. Unable to install from USB recovery disk


    I created a USB recovery disk 10 months ago. Recently I had issues with my PC and went to use the recovery disk to reinstall a clean version of Windows. The PC brought up the recovery program, deleted all the files on the computer's hard drive and then failed to reinstall windows. Looking at the contents of the drive it has folders for EFI and sources.


    The reagent.xml file shows the following:


    <WindowsRE version="2.0">

    <WinreBCD id="{5fc52f6d-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-88d73650f8af}"/>

    <WinreLocation path="\Recovery\WindowsRE" id="480482667" offset="105906176" guid="{00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}"/>

    <ImageLocation path="" id="0" offset="0" guid="{00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}"/>

    <PBRImageLocation path="" id="0" offset="0" guid="{00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}" index="0"/>

    <PBRCustomImageLocation path="" id="0" offset="0" guid="{00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}" index="0"/>

    <InstallState state="1"/>

    <OsInstallAvailable state="0"/>

    <CustomImageAvailable state="0"/>

    <IsAutoRepairOn state="1"/>

    <WinREStaged state="0"/>

    <OperationParam path=""/>

    <OperationPermanent state="0"/>

    <OsBuildVersion path="18362.1.amd64fre.19h1_release.190318-1202"/>

    <OemTool state="1"/>

    <IsServer state="0"/>

    <DownlevelWinreLocation path="" id="0" offset="0" guid="{00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}"/>

    <IsWimBoot state="0"/>

    <NarratorScheduled state="0"/>

    <ScheduledOperation state="5"/>

    </WindowsRE>


    The USB recovery disk uses 6GB of a 16GB device and is recognized by the PC when booted in UEFI mode [choose keyboard layout comes up and proceeds to recovery]. Recovery runs and ends with 'There was a problem resetting your PC. No changes were made' other than deleting everything off the hard drive. If I go into TroubleShoot\Command Prompt I'm placed in the X: drive. In Notepad I can navigate through the directories I would expect to see on the recovery drive. Regedit opens up the registry.


    Looking for suggestions on how to proceed. At the very least, can I extract the Windows license from the USB drive to install a clean install off an ISO?


    Thanks.

    :)
     
    ClaytonCampbell4, Jan 21, 2021
    #1
  2. thraxed Win User

    Installing windows off of a USB stick

    Step By Step from vista:
    From admin cmd prompt

    1. diskpart
    1a. list disk
    2. select disk 1 (replace 1 with your usb drive)
    3. clean
    4. create partition primary
    5. select partition 1 (replace 1 with your usb drive)
    6. active
    7. format fs=fat32
    8. assign
    9. exit

    Copy Windows Vista's DVD ROM content to the Flash Drive

    xcopy d:\*.* /s/e/f e:\ (d being your vista cd and e being your usb stick)

    And that's it, boot off your usb disk
     
    thraxed, Jan 21, 2021
    #2
  3. windows 10 recovery usb disk drive

    hi . all

    i was create usb recovery disk drive with windows 10 update 1803 ,

    i want to know steps to recover system using usb disk drive , to this update vision .

    please , in step like that

    1- put usb recovery disk drive on computer usb

    2-

    3-

    4-

    thanks , regards,
     
    ahmedallamBW, Jan 21, 2021
    #3
  4. KTR
    ktr Win User

    Unable to install from USB recovery disk

    USB install XP onto old laptop

    http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=310994

    Download the boot disk setup, create all 6 boot disks. Insert XP CD, and run off the boot disk, and follow the on screen steps. Then the boot disk will access the XP CD to finish up the install.

    I dont think there is a way to install XP via usb if your computer does not support usb booting in the first place.
     
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