Windows 10 does not want to install from DVD

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  1. idgat's Avatar
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    bobkn said:
    I suggest using a USB falsh drive rather than a DVD. It's much quicker. (The flash drive is random access, unlike a DVD.)
    I agree with this. Download the Windows 10 iso from Microsoft, then use a program like Rufus (freeware) to create the USB installation drive.

    Boot from the USB and do the installation. Make sure you've backed up your personal data, and delete all existing partitions when prompted during the installation process - you should be left with just one unallocated space on the drive.
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  2. Berton's Avatar
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       #12

    If using the MCT process one might just as well insert an 8GB Thumb drive and choose to let the process create the bootable drive, it's a choice the user can make. The total time involved won't be much different from any other process. I have never had it fail but for what I need I get the third choice to get both types, x86 and x64, using a 16GB drive to have a little more room. The third choice of both for the DVD .iso file has to be burned to a DVD+R/DL disc.
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  3. NavyLCDR's Avatar
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       #13

    idgat said:
    I agree with this. Download the Windows 10 iso from Microsoft, then use a program like Rufus (freeware) to create the USB installation drive.
    Why are people always so dead set on using third party programs to make a Windows 10 USB flash drive? There is absolutely no reason to use any third party program at all to make the USB flash drive from Microsoft's Media Creation Tool.
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  4. Samuria's Avatar
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       #14

    If you check forum post a lot seem to suffer if they dont use MS to create usb a lot will just copy the files over which doesnt work
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  5. Berton's Avatar
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    Samuria said:
    If you check forum post a lot seem to suffer if they dont use MS to create usb a lot will just copy the files over which doesnt work
    It does seem the MCT is about as automatic as it gets. It doesn't fail any more in creating the USB than it does is downloading the .iso, mostly controlled by reliability/stability of the Internet and connections to it.
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  6. Posts : 264
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       #16

    NavyLCDR said:
    Why are people always so dead set on using third party programs to make a Windows 10 USB flash drive? There is absolutely no reason to use any third party program at all to make the USB flash drive from Microsoft's Media Creation Tool.
    That is fine, but what is the problem with using 3rd party software if source is trustful???? I guess it is a matter of personal choices. I have used both MCT and RUFUS, but I prefered the later.
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  7. Berton's Avatar
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    xaccell said:
    That is fine, but what is the problem with using 3rd party software if source is trustful???? I guess it is a matter of personal choices. I have used both MCT and RUFUS, but I prefered the later.
    The "if" is always the big question, isn't it? If the download of the .iso file is trusted why not also the Thumb drive process?
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  8. NavyLCDR's Avatar
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       #18

    xaccell said:
    That is fine, but what is the problem with using 3rd party software if source is trustful???? I guess it is a matter of personal choices. I have used both MCT and RUFUS, but I prefered the later.
    Because of the dozens of threads I have responded to here where the user picked the wrong options in the software and ended up with a USB flash drive that would not boot in their computer. Whats wrong with using the simple tools built into the Media Creation Tool itself, or just Windows to create the flash drive?
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  9. bobkn's Avatar
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       #19

    Samuria said:
    If you check forum post a lot seem to suffer if they dont use MS to create usb a lot will just copy the files over which doesnt work
    Not sure what you mean. If just mount an .iso and copy all of its files onto a blank FAT32 USB drive, the result will boot just fine on a UEFI system.

    I was embarrassed to discover that using DISKPART to mark the drive as "active" was a waste of time. (Not very much time, but a waste.)
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  10. NavyLCDR's Avatar
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       #20

    bobkn said:
    Not sure what you mean. If just mount an .iso and copy all of its files onto a blank FAT32 USB drive, the result will boot just fine on a UEFI system.

    I was embarrassed to discover that using DISKPART to mark the drive as "active" was a waste of time. (Not very much time, but a waste.)
    Unless you want to boot it in legacy BIOS (or CSM mode). Mark the FAT32 partition as active and its bootable in both UEFI and legacy BIOS.
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