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Trying to install Windows 10 from a usb drive. Need Help

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#1 JazzMahn


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Posted 15 November 2017 - 10:24 AM

I have downloaded onto a thumb drive the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool. I can't seem to open the file to load onto the computer I am wanting to install 10 onto.


The media creation tool is there but each time I try to open the usb media creation file on the flash drive .I get the error message"There was a problem starting setup. Close the tool, restart the PC and try running the tool again."


Please help.  I don't understand why I am having so much problems.







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#2 britechguy


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Posted 15 November 2017 - 10:43 AM

Because you're not using the tool correctly.    The Media Creation Tool is not used, in any way, to directly load Windows 10.   It is used either to obtain the Windows 10 ISO file, which you then have to burn to bootable media - whether DVD or USB thumb drive - using a utility to do same, or to directly create a bootable USB thumb drive that can be used to install Windows 10 on a computer.


There are lots of tutorials on how to install Windows 10 from a USB thumb drive, provided you have a thumb drive that is *bootable* and contains the Windows 10 components on it this is a fairly straightforward process.  The trickiest bit, generally, is rearranging your computer's boot order to boot from that drive as part of the install.

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