1. Join Date : Dec 2016
    Posts : 2
    windows 7 64 bit
       1 Day Ago #1

    Need help! windows 10 installation is not working.


    Hi, so i put in my windows 10 USB flash drive and went into my BIOS. I booted using the USB as the boot method. I selected a 64 bit installation, the screen turns a dark blue and loads then before i can do any action with the mouse or keyboard i get this message that stops me from installing it " Windows set up could not install one or more boot-critical drivers. To install windows, make sure the drivers are valid, and restart the installation". if anyone knows what is wrong please help. I am currently using my old windows 7 64 bit, that installation worked fine.
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  2. Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 6,330
    Windows 10 Pro
       1 Day Ago #2

    A couple of things can cause that.

    Plugging the USB flash drive into a USB 3.0 (blue) port will cause problems If it is plugged into a blue port, try plugging it into a USB 2.0 (black) port instead.

    The Windows 10 USB flash drive is bad either due to a corrupted ISO file or bad flash drive itself. Try downloading a fresh Windows 10 ISO file and recreating the USB flash drive.

    What did you use to make the Windows 10 flash drive with? Media Creation Tool? Rufus (the worst way)? Diskpart and copy and paste?
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  3. Join Date : Dec 2016
    Posts : 2
    windows 7 64 bit
       1 Day Ago #3

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    A couple of things can cause that.

    Plugging the USB flash drive into a USB 3.0 (blue) port will cause problems If it is plugged into a blue port, try plugging it into a USB 2.0 (black) port instead.

    The Windows 10 USB flash drive is bad either due to a corrupted ISO file or bad flash drive itself. Try downloading a fresh Windows 10 ISO file and recreating the USB flash drive.

    What did you use to make the Windows 10 flash drive with? Media Creation Tool? Rufus (the worst way)? Diskpart and copy and paste?
    I bought a windows 10 usb flash drive. I also tried creating one with a flash drive i have, the same thing happened. I will try a different port, thank you so much.

    When i created a new flash drive USB windows 10, i used this method How to Install Windows 10 from a USB Flash Drive - YouTube
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  4. Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 6,330
    Windows 10 Pro
       1 Day Ago #4

    What I would try next is getting an ISO file of Kyhi's Recovery Tools. See my quote in the middle of the OP:
    Windows 10 Recovery Tools - Bootable Rescue Disk - Windows 10 Forums

    You will need a program to mount ISO files in Windows 7. If you don't have one, I think this is the one I used last:
    Virtual CloneDrive - Free download and software reviews - CNET Download.com

    On the Windows 10 USB flash drive that you created, replace the boot.wim in the sources folder with the boot.wim file from Kyhi's Recovery Drive.

    See if the computer boots all the way into Kyhi's recovery drive and then using file explorer run setup.exe from the Windows 10 USB flash drive.
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  5. Join Date : Jun 2016
    Los Angeles
    Posts : 343
    Windows 10 Pro
       1 Day Ago #5

    Boot into Setup (Bios) go to Hard Drive Mode or SATA, change the mode from IDE or Legacy to AHCI
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