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  1. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 16
    windows 8.1
       09 Aug 2015 #1

    Retail Win10


    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. So, I don't know what is generating this error. If I bite-the-bullet and buy a retail version do you think I will have the same problem?
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  2. Joined : Jun 2015
    Posts : 1,604
    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10
       09 Aug 2015 #2

    It appears the drive you are trying to update - is flagged as a removable drive..

    purchasing a retail version will not help your issue, as the software is the same, so you are just basically purchasing a new product key

    please open command prompt (admin)
    type> diskpart
    type> list disk
    type> select disk 0
    type> detail disk

    post a pic of command window
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  3. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 31
    Win 10 x64 Pro
       09 Aug 2015 #3

    Perhaps posting a snapshot of disk management would help..??
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  4. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 16
    windows 8.1
       09 Aug 2015 #4

    Hope this helps.............
    Click image for larger version. 

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  5. Joined : Jun 2015
    Posts : 1,604
    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10
       09 Aug 2015 #5

    your running the setup.exe from within the current OS environment?

    Also is this upgrade attempt via windows update or via ISO creation / download ?

    download and create windows 10 setup media> http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/softw...load/windows10
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  6. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 16
    windows 8.1
       09 Aug 2015 #6

    Kyhi said: View Post
    your running the setup.exe from within the current OS environment?

    Also is this upgrade attempt via windows update or via ISO creation / download ?

    download and create windows 10 setup media> http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/softw...load/windows10
    I have done all three..........as well as windows update history has numerous failures.
    ....setup from MCT
    .....Setup from mounted iso
    .....booting from said iso
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  7. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 401
    Windows 10 Pro
       09 Aug 2015 #7

    Are those GPT or legacy partitions? What version are you trying to install, 64 bit or 32 bit? I think Windows 10 64 bit only works with a GPT partition table, at least on the system disk. If your problems persist I recommend erasing all partitions on the system disk in order to start from scratch.
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  8. Joined : Apr 2014
    Space coast of Florida
    Posts : 4,351
    Windows 10 Pro X64 14393.576
       09 Aug 2015 #8

    Don't erase all partitions, you need to do an upgrade to qualify for the free Windows 10.
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  9. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 133
    Windows 10
       09 Aug 2015 #9

    Ztruker said: View Post
    Don't erase all partitions, you need to do an upgrade to qualify for the free Windows 10.
    Wouldn't the product key suffice ?
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  10. Joined : Apr 2014
    Space coast of Florida
    Posts : 4,351
    Windows 10 Pro X64 14393.576
       09 Aug 2015 #10

    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.
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