Problem with drive letters installing windows

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       #11

    Macboatmaster said:
    It is a little difficult at this stage to know what has occurred
    As you can see all of us have said the same regarding the install
    NEW can be used to create a partition but it is unnecessary, as the installer will create the partitions for you..

    What capacity is the USB pen?
    Did you have the media creation tool make the flash pen or did you use RUFUS or some other app.

    Occasionally the windows setup can be confused by some usb pens and the answer is then to START again and disconnect the usb pen on reaching the screen custom install and clicking next
    The system will then tell you when to reconnect the usb pen.
    These are the exact steps I took before I tried the "new" section as a last resort

    1.unfortunately I only have a mac as another computer so I used terminal to install windows onto the usb stick (i tried 2 differnt usb sticks)

    2. boot and chose Custom install ( = clean install)

    3.deleted all partitions

    4. hit next, and got the error "windows could not prepare the computer to boot into the next phase of installation"
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       #12

    It is IMHO the preparation of the USB on the MAC
    Rather than jumping through hoops the far easier way is to make it on a relative, friends, colleagues, neighbours Windows computer.
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  3. Posts : 13
    windows 10
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       #13

    Macboatmaster said:
    It is IMHO the preparation of the USB on the MAC
    Rather than jumping through hoops the far easier way is to make it on a relative, friends, colleagues, neighbours Windows computer.
    Yup, im going to try on virtualbox to run windows and install there, thanks
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