Windows 10 usb clean install freezing at "getting files ready..."

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  1. Posts : 14
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       #11

    NavyLCDR's solution worked!

    What a wonderful new year. Seems there really was some issue with getting it to do stuff off of usb, and once it was on a partition on the system drive everything was dandy. A bit of a convoluted workaround but at least it works!
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       #12

    ThaHypnotoad said:
    also, just got access to another windows machine and tried making the drive using rufus, wouldn't even boot from it. Odd stuff.
    Rufus is too needlessly complicated and I recommend NEVER using it. There is no need to. Glad copying the ISO file to the hard drive worked!
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  3. Posts : 1
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       #13

    I would like to reiterate that the solution provided by NavyLCDR worked for me as well. Also, it might be interesting to know that this was a Lenovo G570 that I was having this issue with.
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  4. Posts : 3
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       #14

    NavyLCDR's solution also helped me, thanks so much.
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  5. Posts : 1
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       #15

    I have the same problem and have tried Dell, Windows, Rufus, and other installers with no luck. Is there any chance you or someone else can type out the instructions without the assumptions of in-depth knowledge for those of us not fully computer saavy? I'm not following the narrative style of your post and don't know how to do things like mount ISO files or even find the ISO file.

    Thanks

    B. L. Alley
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  6. Posts : 1
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       #16

    BLAlley said:
    I have the same problem and have tried Dell, Windows, Rufus, and other installers with no luck. Is there any chance you or someone else can type out the instructions without the assumptions of in-depth knowledge for those of us not fully computer saavy? I'm not following the narrative style of your post and don't know how to do things like mount ISO files or even find the ISO file.

    Thanks

    B. L. Alley

    Hey, I'd recommend just giving it a crack - the tools are pretty self explanatory (eg the windows usb creator is super easy to use).

    For the iso file, it is just a download, and to mount an iso, it is as simple as right-clicking on the iso file and selecting mount.

    Cheers,
    inertia76
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  7. Posts : 1
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       #17

    I did exactly what NavyLCDR said to do but still stuck at 96%! Please help!
    Last edited by bonbeatz; 13 Feb 2020 at 04:01. Reason: Typo
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  8. Posts : 1
    Windows 10 Home
       #18

    I'm here in 2020 and the advice from @NavyLCDR worked for me too! However the windows re-install didn't solve my unfathomable system glitches. So back to the drawing board. Thanks for letting me rule out a corrupt windows process or driver or summat.
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