Windows 10: Windows not installing from usb drive

Discus and support Windows not installing from usb drive in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; Recently formatted my SSD to clear up space which also meant i has to reinstall windows. I have a bootable usb where i can initiate the installation,... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by JakobThomassen, Aug 12, 2020.

  1. Windows not installing from usb drive


    Recently formatted my SSD to clear up space which also meant i has to reinstall windows. I have a bootable usb where i can initiate the installation, but it never finishes. After the first automatic restart i get sent back to the setup screen forcing me to restart the process.

    I have no clue what the issue may be.

    :)
     
    JakobThomassen, Aug 12, 2020
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  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, Aug 12, 2020
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  3. 7.62 Win User
    Installing Windows 7 via USB flash drive!

    USB drive doesnt show up, even after a format through windows (XP)

    Any suggestions?
     
  4. Windows not installing from usb drive

    Installing Windows 7 via USB flash drive!

    Its weird tho cause I have no problem with installing from disc. I did change it back to boot from HDD. I really dont want to uninstall all my components, kinds defeats the purpose of installing from usb. it would take longer to disconnect and reconnect after install then it would to just install from dvd.

    Do you think its beacuse the drive was formated in ntfs, thats the only step I did different from the OP. Well that and the bootsect /nt60 command before coping files.

    heres they way I went, probly have to try it fat32

    launch diskpart.exe)
    select disk 1 (or your USB drive number, use list disk to get it)
    clean
    create partition primary
    select partition=1
    active
    format fs=ntfs
    assign
    exit

    Now that the drive is boot aware, we have to initialize its boot sector with the Windows boot manager (BOOTMGR), using the Bootsect.exe utility located in the boot directory of the Vista installation DVD. We have to tell the utility that our target drive is NTFS formatted:

    bootsect.exe /nt60 f:
     
    ShRoOmAlIsTiC, Aug 12, 2020
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