Windows 10: wiindows 10 upgrade to 1903 failed with "You can't install windows on a USB flashdrive...

Discus and support wiindows 10 upgrade to 1903 failed with "You can't install windows on a USB flashdrive... in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; The thing is the upgrade is on an existing SSD drive. However it is not the original hardware, which was a two and a half inch harddrive. In order to... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by madprofessor50, Oct 18, 2019.

  1. wiindows 10 upgrade to 1903 failed with "You can't install windows on a USB flashdrive...


    The thing is the upgrade is on an existing SSD drive. However it is not the original hardware, which was a two and a half inch harddrive. In order to speed up the system I cloned the old drive to the SSD and everything has been working fine. All updates to windows 10 have been successful until now. I used the Update Assistant to perform the upgrade and it completed ,I thought, before issuing the error message. The question is :- Can the upgrade be performed with my setup or I am doomed to version 1803 ad nauseum?

    :)
     
    madprofessor50, Oct 18, 2019
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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 18, 2019
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  3. CK011885 Win User
    Installing Windows 10 on New PC?

    I'm going to be building a new PC on Christmas and want to install Windows 10 on it. I have Windows 10 on my current PC, which I installed upgrading from 8.1 with the files on a USB. How do I go about installing a clean copy of Windows 10 on this new PC? I think I recall something about installing it once makes Microsoft recognize your hardware, but since this will be a PC I'm not sure what steps I need to take. Do I need to go 8.1 -> 10 or is there a method of going directly to 10?
     
    CK011885, Oct 18, 2019
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  4. Nordic Win User

    wiindows 10 upgrade to 1903 failed with "You can't install windows on a USB flashdrive...

    Windows 10 upgrade problem, no input accepted

    I really hate having to come here and ask for help, but I really am stumped. It hurts my geek pride. I have a PC with fairly modern hardware in it. It has a p8p67 pro in it. I have tried upgrading windows 10 on it twice now. Both times I have had the same result.

    After windows finishes upgrading it goes to the log in/set up screen. I can't do anything. No keyboard or mouse input is accepted.

    I will list some, or hopefully all, of the troubleshooting steps I have tried:
    • Move keyboard and mouse to different USB ports.
    • Try different keyboard or mouse.
    • Restart computer, repeatedly.
    • Google for related issues.
    • Update Bios, because why not.
    • Create boot media and revert to windows 7.
    The windows 10 system restore boot media works fine with keyboard and mouse. All USB ports work in windows 7. I don't know what is wrong. I suspect that windows 10 is lacking a driver of some sort, but since the computer accepts no input I have no way of checking for which driver let alone installing it.

    Please help me figure this out. If I have to revert back to windows 7 again, I am not going to get it upgraded to windows 10. Thank you in advanced.
     
    Nordic, Oct 18, 2019
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