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  1. Posts : 17
    windows 8.1
       #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. Posts : 3,865
    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10
       #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. Posts : 31
    Win 10 x64 Pro
       #3

    Perhaps posting a snapshot of disk management would help..??
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  4. Posts : 17
    windows 8.1
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Hope this helps.............
    Retail Win10-detail-disk.jpg
    Retail Win10 Attached Files
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  5. Posts : 3,865
    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10
       #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. Posts : 17
    windows 8.1
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Kyhi said:
    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. Posts : 471
    Windows 10 Pro
       #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. Posts : 13,950
    Windows 10 Pro X64 21H1 19043.1503
       #8

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

    Ztruker said:
    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. Posts : 13,950
    Windows 10 Pro X64 21H1 19043.1503
       #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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