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  1.    22 Feb 2016 #11

    well after all this time im nowhere closer to a clean install when i boot from disc i end up booting from drive disc does nothing when i try to open it from windows explorer i get message virtual hard disc file cant be mounted from image file or from removable media that isnt formatted with ntfs file system..very confused as it told me the disc was being formatted from inserting and telling it dvd..ive tried to burn it 3 times all 3 discs having issue any ideas how i could boot from recovery as a clean install, im at a loss now,
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  2.    22 Feb 2016 #12

    It sounds to me like maybe you are just copying the ISO file itself to the DVD. The ISO file contains an image - and it is the compete image that needs to be burned to the DVD - not just the ISO file. Scroll down to Burning an ISO about halfway down this page:
    How to Mount and Burn ISO Images in Windows 10

    When you insert the finished DVD and use file explorer to see the files and folders on it you should see several files, including a setup.exe file and folders like sources and boot. If all you see is an ISO file on the DVD then you did it incorrectly.
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  3.    22 Feb 2016 #13

    ms plzfixit said: View Post
    well after all this time im nowhere closer to a clean install when i boot from disc i end up booting from drive disc does nothing when i try to open it from windows explorer i get message virtual hard disc file cant be mounted from image file or from removable media that isnt formatted with ntfs file system..very confused as it told me the disc was being formatted from inserting and telling it dvd..ive tried to burn it 3 times all 3 discs having issue any ideas how i could boot from recovery as a clean instaCsll, im at a loss now,
    Can't you use a usb flash drive instead - faster and more reliable?
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       22 Feb 2016 #14

    Right now after reading your posts and problems with this clean install, either you actually might have a bad dvd drive or like NavyLCDR posted you are not installing the Windows ISO correctly. The Windows ISO does not take up much space, any DVD that's any good should work as long as it can take 4GB of files. Windows 10 ISO is just a little under 4GB. Here is a screenshot of the files that should be on your dvd disk. (USB stick would be a better option thou.)
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  5.    22 Feb 2016 #15

    ah ha think you guys got me back on track or at least hope this works this time..it did start differently when i did it after a long breather and reading what yall thought was going on got my fingers crossed after a clean install i get functions and less not responding messages..oh yea i think you guys were right i was clicking something wrong somewhere this burn went different all together . haha now for a moment of truth to see if it really works this try. thanx for yalls help . here goes..be back to let you know how it goes
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  6.    22 Feb 2016 #16

    ok we are in on the clean install next question needs a new thread i guess..or yall may know home or pro home was what upgraded do i need to stay w home?
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       22 Feb 2016 #17

    ms plzfixit said: View Post
    ok we are in on the clean install next question needs a new thread i guess..or yall may know home or pro home was what upgraded do i need to stay w home?
    Yes, if your current OS is Windows Home, you can only then you cannot change to Pro. You can only upgrade to the version you have now. Home for Home or Pro for Pro.
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