Trying to install windows via USB

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    Trying to install windows via USB

    Have an HP laptop trying to install windows via USB received message cant find drivers
    Looked in broswer area did not see any?
    Is it time for a new HD
    Thank you
    Last edited by walleyeblugill; 17 Oct 2018 at 13:58.
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    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)

    Hi, assuming you're trying to do a clean install of Win 10, exactly where are you in the sequence?

    Here's the tutorial: please say at what point you are. Thanks!
    Clean Install Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials

    Sorry, the 'brose area' is not one I'm familiar with.
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    when i start my laptop error 301 about the hard drive
    also when using the usb gets 1/2 way then fails
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    correction browser area
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    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)

    I'm going to assume your laptop doesn't boot, and won't boot from your USB drive.

    Can you check your USB drive by booting another PC from it? Or do you know if it is a working bootable medium?

    How was it created? What do you believe is on it?

    Create Bootable USB Flash Drive to Install Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials

    Error 301- sounds like your drive is faulty, as you thought. See next post.
    - explanation.

    If you wish to test your hard drive you can
    - remove it from your laptop and put it in a USB caddy, connect it to another PC and run a program such as Hard Disk Sentinel (trial) - excellent; HD Tune, Crystal Diskinfo
    - create a live boot disk, boot your laptop from it (but you're having problems doing that with your present USB disk) and run HD Tune from the live boot disk.
    Windows 10 Recovery Tools - Bootable Rescue Disk - Windows 10 Forums
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    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit

    1) Open the HP website > software and drivers ( HP Software and Driver Downloads for HP Printers, Laptops, Desktops and More | HPĀ® Customer Support ) > enter the product or serial number or model > select the operating system > view drivers > post a URL or hyperlink into the thread

    2) Update the system specs in the "My Computer" section:
    System Specs - Fill in at Ten Forums | Windows 10 Tutorials
    In the left corner below in your post you find 'My System Specs'.
    After clicking it you can find a link a little below that says 'Update your System Spec', click on this link to get to the page where you can fill in your system specs.
    System Info - See Your System Specs - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Include PSU. cooler, case, peripherals and anything attached to the computer by wired or wireless (mouse, keyboard, headset, printer, xbox, USB wireless network card, etc.)

    3) Power on the computer and repetitively click the F2 key > open the BIOS UEFI diagnostics > there are default and downloadable UEFI diagnostics that have different tests. Identify the version and tests available. The default HP UEFI diagnostics have tests for memory and HD. If the computer only has these then run these tests. If the computer has extensive or loop until failure tests then run them and post the results into the thread. Again please report into the thread the version used and the tests performed.
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    When i did HD test as soon as i hit enter said it failed
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    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit

    If the computer is under warranty then contact HP for a RPA.
    If the computer is not under warranty then replace the drive.
    Drives can be replaced as a HD or SSD.
    SSD prices have come down in price with large sizes.
    SSD will cost more than HD but they have much faster boot times.
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