Windows 10: Can I install from my phone in mass storage mode?

  1.    07 Oct 2016 #1

    Can I install from my phone in mass storage mode?


    I can't find my 32 GB flash thumb drive but I want to install Windows 10 on a computer in a few days. My Android phone can act as a mass storage device so I was wondering whether I could get the computer to boot from and install Windows 10 from that.
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  2.    07 Oct 2016 #2

    That would need the Computer to "see" the phone at Boot as a USB Drive , so only testing will tell , would be easier to buy a 8GB USB2 Drive and use it I think , and just keep it in a Drawer to use in Emergencies when the system wont Start etc.

    You can likely use a SD Card out of a phone or camera instead though if you have a Reader.


    KB.
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  3.    08 Oct 2016 #3

    Unfortunately I don't have a card reader. I found an Android app for the purpose but it requires root which is not trivial to achieve. I did however think of another solution for which i posted a different thread.
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  4.    08 Oct 2016 #4

    I saw that post and it works for me no problem, I followed Topgundcp's Tip to set it up, but have not used the Main HDD for the 4GB partition, just a USB Attached HDD. I have several drives in a 4 bay USB enclosure, They are only 2TB each so can be MBR initialized and I use the Beginning 3-8GB of each Drive Formatted Fat32 (maybe need to be set active) and boot , MTPW, Macrium, Kyhi's PE or the Latest Win10 ISO as needed , I have not tried it off the Main HDD though.

    KB

    edit:
    incase some needs the other thread it is here

    https://www.tenforums.com/installation-setup/66291-create-installation-media-using-small-partition-hdd.html
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