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  1. Posts : 80
    Windows 10 19041.1
       #1

    tut: "How to Reinstall Windows 10 with this media"


    Reinstall Windows 10 with this media

    I looked at doing that, in case my Windows won't start, but at:
    3. Click/tap on Reinstall Windows 10 with this media. (see screenshot below)

    I don't see the option to "Reinstall Windows 10 with this media" as pictured. I am using a bootable USB made with Rufus and 2004 ISO, so it has the install.wim file on the USB.

    How can I get that install.wim for 2004 19041.1 listed as an option? Thanks.
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  2. Megahertz's Avatar
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    Windows 7 HP 64 - Windows 10 Pro - Lubuntu
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    The Reinstall Windows 10 with this media was created in 2014 when Win 10 wasn't released.


    If you have Win 10 20h1 you can't go back to an early build unless you still have Windows.old.

    Don't use Rufus.
    Use diskpart to prepare the USB drive and then Mount the iso and copy all files and folders to root of the USB drive
    diskpart
    list disk (it will list all drives. Identify the USB drive number)
    select disk n (replace n by the USB drive number obtained with list disk)
    clean
    convert mbr
    create part primary
    select part 1
    format fs=fat32 quick
    assign
    active
    exit (to exit diskpart)

    Attached is a all version MCT
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  3. sygnus21's Avatar
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    Win 10 Pro (x64) 20H2 (19042.928)
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    Any question you have about a tutorial is best addressed to the author, in this case Brink.

    And yes, if the tutorial doesn't call for RUFUS, don't use it. Too many complicate things when outside procedures are used.

    Good luck.
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  4. Posts : 80
    Windows 10 19041.1
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Megahertz said:
    format fs=fat32 quick
    Thanks again. However, I can't copy install.wim because it's too large. Should I use exFAT or NTFS?
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  5. sygnus21's Avatar
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    Win 10 Pro (x64) 20H2 (19042.928)
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    You could always try one of the formats to see if it works. Try NTFS first.
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  6. Posts : 80
    Windows 10 19041.1
    Thread Starter
       #6

    sygnus21 said:
    You could always try one of the formats to see if it works. Try NTFS first.
    Well, now using NTFS, the USB won't boot at all. I'll try exFAT later.

    Also, when I afterwards entered the RE using Advanced Restart, there is no option to "Reinstall Windows 10 with this media" as seen in Step 3 of Reinstall Windows 10 with this media
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  7. Megahertz's Avatar
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    Windows 7 HP 64 - Windows 10 Pro - Lubuntu
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    Bob1212 said:
    Thanks again. However, I can't copy install.wim because it's too large. Should I use exFAT or NTFS?
    To boot and install as UEFI the USB installation files, in most cases, must be on a fat32 partition.
    If you download using the Win10_ISO_Downloader tool, \sources\install.esd will be less than 4G.
    If you have downloaded from other sources, like Heidoc, you can split the install.wim in 2 parts less than 4G
    Attached is the split.zip tool.
    The readMe.txt file: Move Install.wim from \sources folder to any folder, copy Split.cmd to same folder and then run the Split.cmd
    When done, Move only the install.swm files back to the \sources folder.
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  8. sygnus21's Avatar
    Posts : 5,478
    Win 10 Pro (x64) 20H2 (19042.928)
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    Bob1212 said:
    Well, now using NTFS, the USB won't boot at all. I'll try exFAT later.

    Also, when I afterwards entered the RE using Advanced Restart, there is no option to "Reinstall Windows 10 with this media" as seen in Step 3 of Reinstall Windows 10 with this media
    Is there a reason why you need to use Rufus?

    Why not just follow the procedures as written in the tutorial?
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  9. Posts : 80
    Windows 10 19041.1
    Thread Starter
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    Megahertz said:
    Attached is the split.zip tool.
    Thanks. The split did work, but the tutorial has just been changed to say
    The method in this tutorial is no longer available in Windows 10.
    Last Updated: 1 Hour Ago at 11:44
    from Reinstall Windows 10 with this media

    Btw, I had downloaded the ISO via Heidoc 2 weeks ago, it took ~11 hours at my 1Mbps.
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  10. Posts : 295
    windows 10
       #10

    I am not sure, it is this method to make two partitions on the usb drive.


    Create bootable USB installer if install.wim is greater than 4GB
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