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  1. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 133
    Windows 10
       09 Aug 2015 #11

    Ztruker said: View Post
    No, you have to upgrade an existing qualifying OS, no exceptions. That means you have to start the upgrade from a booted OS. That means running setup.exe from a mounted ISO, inserted flash drive or DVD.

    Many have tried, none have succeeded.
    Thanks
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  2. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 133
    Windows 10
       09 Aug 2015 #12

    Most new computers come with bloatware. Make sure to shutoff and uninstall any running programs including security tools as they are known to cause issues.
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  3. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 401
    Windows 10 Pro
       09 Aug 2015 #13

    That's true. But If Windows 10 keeps refusing the system disk/ partition the only way for the op would be to erase all partitions, create a proper GPT partition table on the system disk and reinstall the current Windows version again. Than it should be possible to go through the update process. To me it really sounds like there is something wrong with the partition table of the disk onto which the op wants to install Windows 10. But that's only a so called "educated guess". It's really difficult to tell without access to the op's computer.
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  4. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 133
    Windows 10
       09 Aug 2015 #14

    altae said: View Post
    That's true. But If Windows 10 keeps refusing the system disk/ partition the only way for the op would be to erase all partitions, create a proper GPT partition table on the system disk and reinstall the current Windows version again. Than it should be possible to go through the update process. To me it really sounds like there is something wrong with the partition table of the disk onto which the op wants to install Windows 10. But that's only a so called "educated guess". It's really difficult to tell without access to the op's computer.
    So would running G-Parted help the O.P. ?
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  5. Joined : Apr 2014
    Space coast of Florida
    Posts : 4,358
    Windows 10 Pro X64 14393.576
       09 Aug 2015 #15

    altae said: View Post
    That's true. But If Windows 10 keeps refusing the system disk/ partition the only way for the op would be to erase all partitions, create a proper GPT partition table on the system disk and reinstall the current Windows version again. Than it should be possible to go through the update process. To me it really sounds like there is something wrong with the partition table of the disk onto which the op wants to install Windows 10. But that's only a so called "educated guess". It's really difficult to tell without access to the op's computer.
    Agree this would resolve this problem. If the computer is set for UEFI and he wants to install 64 bit then a GPT hard drive is required. The installed will take care of that if you give it a empty, un-partitioned drive to start with (which you can do during the install) . No need for any partitioning software.
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  6. Joined : Jun 2015
    Posts : 1,614
    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10
       10 Aug 2015 #16

    My free upgrade will not work no matter what I try. It always gives me the same message. "........cannot be installed on USB flash drive." Of course, I do not have a drive attached to USB.
    His disk is setup as raid..
    He does need to Upgrade the current OS to get windows 10 activation
    Not sure it is a partition issue or efi issue because based on the disk detail there are more then 4 primary partitions and two of the partitions are Fat32

    either way the error is stated to read > "........cannot be installed on USB flash drive."

    So my thinking is something to do with Raid Setup or the Disk Controller settings in Bios
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  7. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 4
    Win10Pro
       10 Aug 2015 #17

    Read my post on this forum Migrated OS to SSD now unable to do inplace upgrade, and try my solution.
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