Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

  1. Join Date : Nov 2015
    Posts : 132
    Win10
       4 Weeks Ago #11

    After numerous tries and testing I formatted my Kingston HyperX USB stick to FAT32 since its default is exFAT and maybe the MCT does not except this format. So I formatted it with the Kingston Format tool to FAT32 and then it worked this time around.
    However, the MCT should of automatically reformatted it to FAT32? Is this true or not?

    I still want to use the MCT tool, as Rufus is not really user friendly for the non-techy users.
    Rufus is great for some people, but its too advanced for my knowledge.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  2. Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 6,352
    Windows 10 Pro
       4 Weeks Ago #12

    This is the most reliable way to get a USB flash drive that will boot on both legacy BIOS and UEFI:
    Create a Bootable USB Flash Drive

    at step 9, make sure to use FAT32:
    9. To format the partition, type format fs=fat32 quick, and then click ENTER.

    For step 12, mount the Windows 10 installation ISO file. Copy all the files and folders from the mounted ISO file to the USB flash drive.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  3. Join Date : Nov 2015
    Posts : 132
    Win10
       4 Weeks Ago #13

    All I need to know is that whether the MCT will create a FAT32 file system automatically or not?
    If not, then I will have a look at the above link you posted.

    The Kingston HyperX USB stick defaults to exFAT, and the other option is NTFS and that's it.
    I guess the MCT needs FAT32 in order to create the bootable ISO.

    So will the MCT automatically format my USB stick to FAT32 or will I have use a third party tool like I did for next time in the future?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  4. Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 6,352
    Windows 10 Pro
       4 Weeks Ago #14

    MCT is supposed to format the USB flash drive as FAT32.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  5. Join Date : Nov 2015
    Posts : 132
    Win10
       4 Weeks Ago #15

    Ok, I will use your suggestion from the link. Thanks!

    Looks like the MCT is not reliable either...
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  6. Join Date : Dec 2015
    Posts : 2,358
    Windows10
       4 Weeks Ago #16

    win10freak said: View Post
    Ok, I will use your suggestion from the link. Thanks!

    Looks like the MCT is not reliable either...
    Not sure why this is not working - first time I ever heard of it.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  7. Join Date : Oct 2016
    Posts : 143
    Many
       4 Weeks Ago #17

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    Not completely correct. I've seen USB flash drives that would boot to the blue initial Windows setup screen, but as soon as you tried to go further into the custom install where you would delete partitions to perform a clean install Windows setup has stopped and asked for disk controller drivers to continue.

    @win10freak, you can boot the computer from the USB flash drive, click the install now button, skip entering product key if asked, pick which Windows version to install, if asked, then select the Custom Install option. You should be presented a list of hard drives and partitions. When you see that list, you can be 99% certain the USB flash drive is good and you can just pull the USB flash drive out at that point and reboot your computer and nothing will have been affected on it.

    As a side note - I would never use Rufus to create the Windows 10 USB flash drive. I've read too many posts about people who have checked the wrong box and gotten a USB flash drive that wouldn't boot. There are much more reliable ways to create Windows 10 installation flash drives that will boot both on legacy BIOS computers and UEFI computers.
    Only way that would happen is if they had an unattended.xml file. A straight Windows install USB or Disc won't automatically do anything.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


 
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Does the Media Creation Tool create a bootable USB or DVD
Does the Media Creation Tool create a bootable USB or DVD. If not how can I make it bootable? Jim
Installation and Setup
Help in creating Windows 10 Bootable USB /Rufus
Hi All, I downloaded Windows 10 via MediaCreation tool and selected Pro x86 and x64 ("Both"). After the download was completed an ISO was created. Then i though of using Rufus but it is giving me error "iso image extraction failure". I used...
Installation and Setup
Solved New SSD, new installation, no bootable media found.
I have a slightly annoying problem. I got myself a new 120GB SSD for the jump to Windows 10. I install the OS without problems from a DVD disk, boot up and begin to install stuff as steam, spotify and GeForce experience. I remove the...
Installation and Setup
Solved Testing 10240 Installer: Rufus 2.2.668
Just made a clean install of the 10240 release. Built the ISO image using Rufus 2.2. The installer sequence was perfect: No error to report, less then 15 minutes installation with a Lexmark bootable flash drive. The following Product Key for...
Installation and Setup
New - Rufus v2.0.639 - Create bootable USB drives
Rufus - Create bootable USB drives the easy way
Software and Apps
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 15:44.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 10 Forums