Windows 10: cannot install Windows - driver missing Solved

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    Dual boot Windows 10 FCU Pro x 64 & current Insider 10 Pro
       16 Jan 2018 #11

    djrobison22 said: View Post
    so I recreated the bootable usb drive enabling GPT partition scheme and my laptop doesnt even recognize the usb drive being inserted. I did change the boot order. One thing i noticed when Rufus was finished was that the File System was changed to FAT32 from NTFS as I had it previously set and checked before I started to burn this latest GPT enabled boot disc.

    Should the File System be NTFS or FAT32?

    Thanks,

    Danny R
    Hope you saw my last post about UEFI/GPT vs Legacy BIOS/MBR.

    Yes, the install thumb should be in FAT32. What I do is format the drive in Windows selecting the default option for the thump. I label it EMPTY so not to confuse with any others I may have plugged in. When complete then run Rufus to manage selecting the correct options for your machine of course..
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    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       16 Jan 2018 #12

    Please use a camera or smart phone camera to take pictures of the BIOS menus > post images into the thread (If there are problems posting images then use one drive or drop box share links.
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    10 pro 64 clean install
       16 Jan 2018 #13

    I'm curious when you deleted the partition did you by chance click the New option follow by apply ?
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    Dual boot Windows 10 FCU Pro x 64 & current Insider 10 Pro
       16 Jan 2018 #14

    Here's an advanced way to install if you're into this kind of thing: DISKPART - How to Partition GPT disk Installation Upgrade Tutorials
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  5.    16 Jan 2018 #15

    Someone else just asked about this problem. He was able to solve it by following a video. Here is the link to the thread. Read it all the way through.
    We couldn't create a new partition or locate an existing one.

    Here is the link to the video

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=o4ilMAAk1Q8
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       19 Jan 2018 #16

    zbook said: View Post
    Please use a camera or smart phone camera to take pictures of the BIOS menus > post images into the thread (If there are problems posting images then use one drive or drop box share links.
    I am posting shots of the BIOS settings here. I do want to mention that I have tried again to do this install changing all settings back to how they normally are and creating the bootable ISO using Rufus with the MBR settings option and it still didn't work. I have not yet tried the manual settings using the CMD prompt options as that seems very complicated and my brain needed a rest before tackling that option which I will do today.

    If you see anything in the shots of my BIOS settings that cause you to have any brilliant ideas for a solution please let me know...

    Thanks,

    Danny R
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       19 Jan 2018 #17

    topgundcp said: View Post
    From the screen shot, you did not delete any partition and in fact you have 1 partition (Disk 0 partition 1).
    Boot up Windows Installation disk again. On the first screen, press SHIFT+F10, a Command prompt will appear, enter:
    diskpart
    select disk 0
    clean
    exit
    exit

    Then continue with the installation, select the unallocated partition (Disk 0) then click Next to continue (Do not format or create any partition)
    that didn't do anything...
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       19 Jan 2018 #18

    Tony K said: View Post
    Here's an advanced way to install if you're into this kind of thing: DISKPART - How to Partition GPT disk Installation Upgrade Tutorials
    Tony,

    I used this tutorial by Kari without creating a script and when I chose the newly created primary partition for Windows I got a message that read

    "Windows cannot be installed on Disk 0 Partition 3 (see details)"

    the details read

    "Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk is of the GPT partition style."

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    Should I not be converting my disk to GPT as i suspected in the first place or is this message coming up because i changed my usb installation disk back to MBR in Rufus?

    D
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    Dual boot Windows 10 FCU Pro x 64 & current Insider 10 Pro
       19 Jan 2018 #19

    djrobison22 said: View Post
    Tony,

    I used this tutorial by Kari without creating a script and when I chose the newly created primary partition for Windows I got a message that read

    "Windows cannot be installed on Disk 0 Partition 3 (see details)"

    the details read

    "Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk is of the GPT partition style."

    Should I not be converting my disk to GPT as i suspected in the first place or is this message coming up because i changed my usb installation disk back to MBR in Rufus?

    D
    Getting the same message I see. Leads me to believe it's the thumb rather than anything. Not sure. Try burning a DVD.

    A GPT scheme is only needed if it's a UEFI BIOS. You may check for sure, but I doubt if yours is.

    I see you have it set for a GPT scheme, which may not apply.

    Let me get a few things together. I'll be back.
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    Dual boot Windows 10 FCU Pro x 64 & current Insider 10 Pro
       19 Jan 2018 #20

    Insert install media> Set BIOS to defaults and save > Hit the boot key for your PC > Pick the drive to start the install process > When the very first screen appears (OOBE screen) press SHIFT + F10 to open Command Prompt > Use this tutorial to clean the disk: Erase Disk using Diskpart Clean Command in Windows 10 Hardware Drivers Tutorials > Close out Command Prompt and continue with the install process. Let Windows manage it all. Pick and choose what features you want.

    Good luck.
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