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  1.    10 Jun 2015 #11
    Join Date : Mar 2015
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    Windows 8.1
    Thread Starter

    Yep.... If I open Rufus and select FAT32 then select the ISO to create my installer it automatically reverts to NTFS... tells me FAT32 cannot be used with this type of ISO
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  2.    10 Jun 2015 #12
    Join Date : Apr 2015
    Posts : 111
    windows 8.1

    I know you spent many frustrating minutes with the install, let us forget a bit about clean install, get the usb drive with 10130 technical preview, then do an upgrade from win 8.1, get the ssd in your PC.
    1. Open the thumb drive, click startup.exc, go from there.

    The reason why I advise you to do an update, just get the win 10 going. I know my Toshiba gave me a lot of headaches with clean install. Again my low end 2008 pc still manage to get it going, I am typing away with this so called 'outdated' pc, yet I am happy with it. Good luck.
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  3.    10 Jun 2015 #13
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    Posts : 1,929
    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10

    Insert your usb stick > right click the drive icon > format > Fat32

    Double click the downloaded ISO file (to mount it as a drive in windows 8 / 8.1 )

    Copy the contents of the mounted ISO drive to the USB Stick

    Forget Rufus...
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  4.    10 Jun 2015 #14
    Join Date : Mar 2015
    Posts : 28
    Windows 8.1
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by Kyhi View Post
    Insert your usb stick > right click the drive icon > format > Fat32

    Double click the downloaded ISO file (to mount it as a drive in windows 8 / 8.1 )

    Copy the contents of the mounted ISO drive to the USB Stick

    Forget Rufus...
    Thanks.... I have previously double clicked and mounted the ISO... and then executed the setup file.... but I haven't tried copying the contents of mounted ISO to FAT 32 formatted USB.... nothing to loose so I'll give that a go.
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  5.    10 Jun 2015 #15
    Join Date : Sep 2014
    Posts : 729
    win 7 dual boot / 10

    Quote Originally Posted by base1268 View Post
    You can't create a MBR USB installer in FAT32....... Rufus won't allow it.... and the Microsoft Usb install creator won't create a FAT32 either.

    Even if i try to download the Win 10 TP update and install that way.... it gets to a point where it needs to restart and as soon as the Windows logo appears it stops dead.......... gremlin !!!
    Yes you are correct about MBR will not run FAT32. But have you tried GPT? Option 1 shows gpt scheme with a Fat32 format?
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  6.    10 Jun 2015 #16
    Join Date : Jun 2014
    UK
    Posts : 1,070
    W10 pro x64 and W8.1 x86

    Win 10 preview has never worked for me either, at least not on a modern Dell core i5 machine. An upgrade install wouldn;t run properly (it took most of the day to install) and a new clean install attempt last week also failed.

    At what point in the installation does your fail ?
    https://www.tenforums.com/installatio...tml#post250391
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  7.    10 Jun 2015 #17
    Join Date : Mar 2015
    Posts : 28
    Windows 8.1
    Thread Starter

    My Samsung is not UEFI.... it only has UEFI support which is different.... It was built right on the cusp just before all new machines came out with UEFI and secure boot function.... You can't install GPT partition or use one on this laptop
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  8.    10 Jun 2015 #18
    Join Date : Mar 2015
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    Windows 8.1
    Thread Starter

    @Mooly if you read my posts you'll know exactly where it fails.... I described it in detail
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  9.    10 Jun 2015 #19
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    Posts : 1
    Win7/Linux(Manjaro)

    I have exactly the same issue with an old Thinkpad R400, that runs Win8.1 perfectly fine. Have no clue, why neither clean install or upgrade from 8.1 will work (driver issue?).
    Booting from USB will load the initial Windows logo but after a few moments, the notebook reboots. With the x86 version I at least could see the rotating circle for a moment, but then reboot. Works similar for the uprade: everything works fine until the system reboots, then I am back in the loop, with from time to time the systems tries to start the auto-repair mode, but reboots before.
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  10.    10 Jun 2015 #20
    Join Date : Jun 2014
    UK
    Posts : 1,070
    W10 pro x64 and W8.1 x86

    Quote Originally Posted by base1268 View Post
    @Mooly if you read my posts you'll know exactly where it fails.... I described it in detail
    Got it, thanks
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