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#1 Jeremy1369

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Posted 16 December 2017 - 09:56 AM

I am having trouble getting windows 10 to install from a usb drive. I have tried a 64GB 3.0 usb and a 16GB 3.0/2.0 usb and have the same issue. I download windows 10 from the media creation tool which seems to go fine but when I hook it to the motherboard I get the no drivers found error message I tried plugging the drive into my 3.0 port and 2.0 port with no success - I have no idea what I'm doing wrong and it is driving me crazy please.

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Posted 16 December 2017 - 10:12 AM

In order to boot from the flash drive you need to change the boot order in the BIOS.  The flash drive needs to be set as the first device in the boot order and needs to be set as a USB device, the ssd/hdd would be the second device.


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Posted 16 December 2017 - 10:14 AM

What is the make and model of the computer or motherboard if custom?

 

Are you trying to upgrade from an existing OS or is this going to be a clean install?

 

Did you use the Media Creation Tool to create the bootable flash drive or some other software?

 

How far into the install process did you get? Did this error occur at the windows that shows the hard drive?

 

Was this error message no drivers found or no drives found? If no drives then follow dc3's post.


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Posted 16 December 2017 - 10:41 AM

No luck - only options are scan disk and uefi partition 1 scan disk and it won't let me change from the partition option

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Posted 16 December 2017 - 10:51 AM

I am having trouble getting windows 10 to install from a usb drive. I have tried a 64GB 3.0 usb and a 16GB 3.0/2.0 usb and have the same issue. I download windows 10 from the media creation tool which seems to go fine but when I hook it to the motherboard I get the no drivers found error message I tried plugging the drive into my 3.0 port and 2.0 port with no success - I have no idea what I'm doing wrong and it is driving me crazy please.

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Download with the media creation tool, but say you want to install on another machine so you get the ISO.  Plug your thumbdrive into your computer, and format fat32.  Mount your ISO, and copy all files to thumbdrive.  Reboot your computer and press appropriate key over, and over again as it reboots so you can choose the drive from which to boot.  For my computer it is F11, but it may be different for yours.  It should work for you.



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Posted 16 December 2017 - 11:46 AM

Use Rufus;

 

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Posted 16 December 2017 - 12:17 PM

There is so much ambiguity here that it's difficult to know what to advise, though everything that's been offered could apply in specific circumstances.

 

It would be helpful to know:

 

          - Computer make and model.   Was Win10 the originally installed OS or had it been upgraded to Win10 from Win7, 8, or 8.1?

 

          - Was the Media Creation Tool used to download the ISO file or directly to create a bootable USB drive?

                * If the ISO was downloaded, was a utility used to create bootable media?  Many make the mistake of just copying the ISO to the thumb drive. (See Rocky's comment about using Rufus to create bootable USB media from an ISO file).

 

          - Has the boot order been changed as suggested by dc3, presuming that a bootable drive has been created?


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