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  2. MisterEd's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit v20H2
       #12

    sam02 said:
    Hi thanks for the advice it seem i am stuck the 64bit version will not fit on a normal DVD and i dont have access to a dual layer DVD writer and my Vostro will not boot from a usb stick

    I have been doing this for 3 days now and my head is bursting i am going to try another usb stick tomorrow

    Regards
    I have a few questions:

    1. Are you sure your DVD drive is not Double-Layer? All the DVD drives I have bought since maybe 2007 have been Double-Layer. Of course you need special Double-Layer DVD+R DL discs to take advantage of this.

    Here is an example of a pack of Double-Layer DVDs

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    2. You did use Media Creation Tool to create the Windows 10 USB flash drive?

    If you look at the USB flash drive when done you should see this:

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    3. Are you sure you can't boot your computer with a USB flash drive?

    I just created a Windows 10 20H2 bootable flash drive using the Media Creation Tool
    I used an old SandDisk Cruzer Glide 16GB flash drive
    I booted my 11 year old Dell Latitude E6410 using the flash drive
    During the boot I hit F12 to bring up the Boot Menu
    I selected USB Storage Device
    I presses the Enter key

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    After a couple minutes I got the Windows 10 Setup menu

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  3. Posts : 446
    Windows 10 Home
       #13

    sam02 said:
    Ok good idea i will try that tomorrow does it need to be fat32 or ntfs
    If you used the Media Creation tool, it is FAT32. If you downloaded the tool and copied it to an existing stick, I suggest you download the tool and double-click it on a working Windows computer. Please be advised that everything on the stick will be erased.

    Ben
    Last edited by Ben Myers; 1 Week Ago at 05:20.
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  4. MisterEd's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit v20H2
       #14

    You can't just copy anything to a stick. This will never work.
    You must use something like the Media Creation Tool to create a bootable flash drive with Windows 10 on it.

    Using the Media Creation Tool to create the Windows 10 setup USB flash drive

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  5. Paul Black's Avatar
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    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
       #15

    Hello @sam02,

    As you have a 16GB USB, download the version of the 64-bit ISO you want using one of the following . . .

    ISO Resources - Including MS Servers:

    > Media Creation Tool & ISO Downloader - Rufus - RECOMMENDED
    > TechBench by WZT - Includes OLDER Windows 10 ISO's - RECOMMENDED
    > UUP Dump - Download UUP Files from Windows Update Servers with Ease.



    Then create a Bootable USB by using the following . . .

    Create USB:

    > How to Create Bootable USB Installer if install.wim is Greater than 4GB
    > How to Create Bootable USB Flash Drive to Install Windows 10 from



    You can NOT just copy the files to the USB, you have to burn the ISO to the USB.

    I hope this helps.
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  6. Megahertz's Avatar
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    Windows 7 HP 64 - Windows 10 Pro - Lubuntu
       #16

    Did the Media Creation Tool directly created the USB Installation files or did you downloaded the iso file and then transferred to the USB drive?
    Are you trying to boot the Win 10 installation as Legacy or UEFI?

    Please edit your profile with ALL your hardware specs. It will help us to help you.
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  7. MisterEd's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit v20H2
       #17

    I have created the Windows 10 setup disk with both the Media Creation Tool directly and Rufus from ISO file.
    Both ways work but I recommend the Media Creation Tool because it is the much easier choice.

    A 16GB flash drive was used because that was I had lying around. A 8GB flash drive is all that is needed. The space used was a little more than 4.7GB.

    A Double-Sided DVD disk is what is needed for Windows 10 64-bit. Their capacity is 8.5GB. That is because regular DVDs are not quite large enough.

    The ISO file is normally not needed unless you are going to burn a DVD.

    Using the Media Creation Tool will download what is needed from Microsoft when creating the USB flash drive.

    If you really want to do it the hard way and just happen to have the Windows 10 ISO file you can use it with Rufus to create a Windows 10 bootable USB flash drive. Just follow the instruction listed here.
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  8. Posts : 121
    WIndows 10 Pro 64 Bit
    Thread Starter
       #18

    Hi guys sorry i have been away from this forum for a while as i have been busy at home.

    Well the problem is now almost sorted now after several tries to make a boot usb with the media creation tool and having several unsuccessful tries, i took the advice for this thread and go a new Sandisk USB and that worked just fine with the media creation tool and and my laptop booted from it just fine but in only 1 of the 4 usb sockets.

    So my laptop is up and running now

    But one more question if i can i have been using true image 2020 to make a regular full backup, and after a problem i did a full restore using a true image backup and that stuffed my laptop so i had to wtart all over again with a fresh install of widows.

    SO what software do you guys recommend to make full backup of my C: drive please as i done want to go through this again please

    Regards Sam
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  9. Posts : 38,335
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #19

    Free and pay backup software include:

    Acronis, Aoemi, EaseUS, Macrium, Paragon, etc.

    Macrium is widely used in Ten Forums:

    Macrium Software | It's our Business to protect your data
    Backup and Restore with Macrium Reflect

    https://www.tenforums.com/backup-restore/
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  10. Posts : 121
    WIndows 10 Pro 64 Bit
    Thread Starter
       #20

    zbook said:
    Free and pay backup software include:

    Acronis, Aoemi, EaseUS, Macrium, Paragon, etc.

    Macrium is widely used in Ten Forums:

    Macrium Software | It's our Business to protect your data
    Backup and Restore with Macrium Reflect

    https://www.tenforums.com/backup-restore/
    Ok thank you i am going to try Macrium as i have lost faith in Acronis
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