Windows 10: Windows 10 reinstall from USB flash drive

Discus and support Windows 10 reinstall from USB flash drive in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; Hi, I used the creation tool to make the USB successfully. I set the Laptop to boot from USB. The process took approximately 8 hours and shut down... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by EdwinDevey1, Aug 25, 2020.

  1. Windows 10 reinstall from USB flash drive


    Hi,

    I used the creation tool to make the USB successfully.

    I set the Laptop to boot from USB.

    The process took approximately 8 hours and shut down at the end of it. I did not see if there was any message at completion

    My question; Should I now remove the USB and try to start normally? I am concerned that the machine might still be set to boot from USB so should I leave the drive in place or remove it before starting?

    :)
     
    EdwinDevey1, Aug 25, 2020
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  2. regism Win User

    How to create Windows 10 system image on a usb flash drive

    Thanks Maria:

    I made a system image on a USB flash drive using the tools available in Windows 10. I want to make this image bootable so that I can reinstall it on my computer from the same USB flash drive. Can I do this using the method you have suggested?

    If not, can you or anyone else tell me how to do this?

    Thanks again,

    Regis
     
    regism, Aug 25, 2020
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  3. 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, Aug 25, 2020
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  4. Windows 10 reinstall from USB flash drive

    Reinstall Windows 10 using a USB Flash Drive

    Hi Samuel,

    There are several ways to reinstall Windows 10 on your computer. However, if you replaced your motherboard,
    even with the same brand and model, it may no longer be activated. With this, you need to
    run the Activation troubleshooter after reinstalling Windows 10.

    Before you run the troubleshooter, we suggest downloading the Windows 10 media creation tool by clicking the
    Download tool now button in this
    article
    . You can find the steps on how to create the Windows 10 installation media using a
    USB flash drive.

    After the installation, follow the steps in this
    article
    to activate your Windows 10.

    Should you have further questions, please let us know.
     
    Jefferson Ore, Aug 25, 2020
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