Windows 10: Windows 10 Installation Problem
I see ... the disk mgmnt doesn't do members any good if it's not from the machine you're trying to install.
Put the drive back in the problematic machine
Disconnect all devices that did not come with the machine (keybd, mouse, and monitor you will need)
Is the machine's firmware BIOS or UEFI?
Was the problematic machine ever upgraded to the free Win10 license?
The answers determines what to do next.
It's also helpful to know your system specs
Your profile system specs
Fill in the mfgr, bit depth, all the good information that techies need to discuss or research issues
Take a look at my specs for an idea of what information is useful. You can get most of the information off the PC mfgr's page for your machine.
NavyLCDR, my main concern is why it won't boot in the other computer with it being the only hard drive installed
Slartybart the machine firmware is bios. The problematic machine originally came with windows xp. since it is about 10:20 at the time of writing this, I will put in the system spec tomorrow.
Ok ... on the morrow then
Is the hard drive GPT or MBR partitioned? If it is GPT partitioned, it will not boot on a legacy bios computer. Since you said the problematic computer came with Windows XP, I doubt if it is UEFI, but if it is UEFI, it will not boot from a hard drive that only has 1 NTFS partition. Also, some older processors only support 32-bit Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 so if it has one of those processors it needs to be 32-bit.
The normal clean install on a single hard drive will create a minimum of 2 partitions - one boot/recovery partition and the OS partition. You only have the one partition on the hard drive. That tells me that you did not install Windows 10 with that hard drive ONLY connected and with no partitions on it (unallocated space). If you did delete the partitions on the hard drive before installing Windows 10, then you probably clicked New to create a new single partition rather than clicking next and letting Windows 10 create partitions from the unallocated space.
So, once again, install Windows 10 by having ONLY the single hard drive connected. Select the custom install option. Delete all partitions on the hard drive so there is only one big unallocated space on it. Click next to install Windows 10 to the unallocated space.
Navy, I think you're on to something with the 32-bit architecture.
It is currently installing on unallocated space. I clicked format in the setup to format the drive and then I deleted the partition it formatted so it looks like the above picture. I will update you with information about the installation
I have added the system specs to my page
It has completed all the check marks on the installation and it keeps rebooting over and over
Is it rebooting back to the language page of the USB? If so, remove the USB and reboot.
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