Windows 10: No storage drivers in installer Solved

  1.    18 Oct 2015 #1

    No storage drivers in installer


    Trying to install Windows 10 on Thinkpad T60 2004-4AU, don't have a hard drive in it so I am using a 64GB SanDisk Glide flash drive and it does not see it, it says "We couldn't find any drives. To get a storage driver, click Load driver."
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  2.    18 Oct 2015 #2

    AvidSurvivalist said: View Post
    Trying to install Windows 10 on Thinkpad T60 2004-4AU, don't have a hard drive in it so I am using a 64GB SanDisk Glide flash drive and it does not see it, it says "We couldn't find any drives. To get a storage driver, click Load driver."
    Only Windows 10 Enterprise and Windows 10 Education allow installing to a removable drive.
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  3.    20 Oct 2015 #3

    I managed to use WinToFlash and it worked beautifully!
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  4.    20 Oct 2015 #4

    AvidSurvivalist said: View Post
    I managed to use WinToFlash and it worked beautifully!
    Can you please post how you used that to actually install Windows 10 to a flash drive, please?
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  5.    20 Oct 2015 #5

    Correction from my last post it is called WinToUSB NOT WinToFlash
    I download the Windows 10 ISO file. Downloaded WinToUSB from here - Clicked on the free one, I installed it, When I opened it I selected the ISO file then chose the option that I needed below, in my case only one showed up but I only did this once, You then select the destination disk, and select where you want your system and boot partitions. Next choose how big you want your virtual hard drive to be, it will then install. After it was done I plugged it in and turned on my Thinkpad and booted from USB. From there it will do the same thing as if you installed to a hard drive, it will go though and install device drivers and all that lovely stuff that takes forever for me.

    This is how it shows the flash drive in file explorer - The first is the VHD and the second is the actual flash drive.
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    Windows 10 Pro X64 15063.138
       20 Oct 2015 #6

    Very cool. I need to check that out.

    Thanks for posting a detailed set of directions.
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 1607 (AE build 14393.1358)
       21 Oct 2015 #7

    Let's hope Windows won't realize they are running from a USB and block. I had installed an old version of Windows (maybe XP) on a hard disk and then tried to connect it to the same computer via USB using an IDE/USB adapter. I only got BSOD and could never boot. Maybe WinToUSB works better.
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