1.    05 Dec 2015 #1
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    Removing USB while installing?


    Hi guys,

    I'm upgrading my 8.1 tablet to W10 with a bootable USB.
    Now I didn't know it would take this long and it's still Copying files, problem is that it's been two and a half hours now and the tablet isn't charging because the USB is in it. In other words, the battery will likely not make it...

    When can I remove the USB so I can start charging my tablet again?
    Can I remove it while it's doing copying files while in the installation phase?
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  2.    05 Dec 2015 #2
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    When it gets to the first reboot you can definitely remove it, not sure if you can before then.
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  3.    05 Dec 2015 #3
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    It's almost done with copying files, next part is (not sure if this is the correct name since I'm installing a Dutch Windows) Parts and drivers install

    Would I be able to remove the USB at that phase? What happens when I remove the USB anyway while it's installing?
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  4.    05 Dec 2015 #4
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    When it's done with that phase, it'll say "Restarting in 10...9...8...7 sec, etc.
    The screen goes black for first reboot, pull it out then.
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  5.    05 Dec 2015 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    When it's done with that phase, it'll say "Restarting in 10...9...8...7 sec, etc.
    The screen goes black for first reboot, pull it out then.
    So if I understand this correctly, I remove the usb when it reboots. Charge it again, and continue the installing by inserting the USB again after it charged?
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  6.    05 Dec 2015 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaeJim View Post
    So if I understand this correctly, I remove the usb when it reboots. Charge it again, and continue the installing by inserting the USB again after it charged?
    No, your done with the USB stick after the first reboot, just get it plugged in and keep it plugged in!
    And, get as strong a signal or connection as you can.
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  7.    05 Dec 2015 #7
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    Hi,

    So if I understand this correctly, I remove the usb when it reboots.
    That's correct. Once done with copying the setup files to the drive the installation media is no longer needed.

    Note that I just leave it plugged in on all my systems during installation. Windows just continues on its own booting from the C:\ drive anyhow. YMMV.

    Cheers,
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  8.    05 Dec 2015 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by fdegrove View Post
    Hi,



    That's correct. Once done with copying the setup files to the drive the installation media is no longer needed.

    Note that I just leave it plugged in on all my systems during installation. Windows just continues on its own booting from the C:\ drive anyhow. YMMV.

    Cheers,
    I think the OP desperately needs the usb port for charging.

    BTW, in Windows 7 days, if you didn't pull the USB stick out at first reboot, it could've begun the install all over again. (in some instances!)
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  9.    05 Dec 2015 #9
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    Well, after the reboot I removed the USB and now it's asking "place an external device" :/
    Anyway, I can solve this by restarting the installation process (with the usb boot) when it's fully charged right?

    (Without USB it's not starting windows 8.1)
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  10.    06 Dec 2015 #10
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    It's probably charged by now. did you succeed ?
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