Windows 10: Can't complete windows install

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  1.    30 Dec 2016 #11

    topgundcp said: View Post
    Did you any other HD(s) connected beside the SSD ? . If so, disconnect all except the SSD that you plan to install Windows. Try again with the steps below:
    Boot up Windows Installation. On the first screen, Press and hold SHIFT Key + F10, a command Windows will popup then type:
    - diskpart
    - select disk 0
    - Clean
    - Exit
    - Exit

    1. Click Next to continue.
    2. Select Custom
    3. Select the first unallocated partition and click next. Windows will create all needed partitions to install Windows 10
    4. Disconnect the USB when getting message: Boot in 10 seconds...
    5. Continue.
    Disk 0 isn't listed for me. What disk am I cleaning my disk where windows is being installed?
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  2.    30 Dec 2016 #12

    Again my problem isn't the install itself. It's when the install is finishing up and does a restart. After that restart the install doesn't resume itself and I can't boot into Windows.
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    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64
       30 Dec 2016 #13

    From diskpart, type list disk. Does it list disk 0 as your SSD ?
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  4.    30 Dec 2016 #14

    No disk 6 was my SSD. I believe 0 is my HDD, but it's not connected atm.
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    Windows 10/Ubuntu 16.04
       30 Dec 2016 #15

    Disconnect all HDDs from your PC and leave only SSD. Try to do a clean isntall again but make sure you will delete all the partitions from the SSD and create them again as you want. Also post a picture from your UEFI settings otherwise we can speculate and come up with 1000s ideas what could be wrong
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    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64
       30 Dec 2016 #16

    Boot up the installation USB, press SHIFT + F10 then type diskpart then list disk.
    Can you post the result from: list disk ?
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  7.    30 Dec 2016 #17

    Plug the SATA cable that was previously used in the HDD and plug it into the SSD so it becomes Disk 0. See if that helps
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  8.    31 Dec 2016 #18

    In addition to the above, also check that you are using the latest BIOS for your motherboard and that it supports Windows 10.
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  9.    31 Dec 2016 #19

    Match0311 said: View Post
    I removed the USB just prior to the install complete when it says it's preparing to reboot and when my PC rebooted, I received and error about no boot media drive found.
    How did you create the USB flash drive? If the flash drive is formatted as NTFS, it will only boot in legacy BIOS mode (CSM) and that is how it will set up the SSD to boot (it will partition it with MBR partitioning and an NTFS system partition), which won't work with UEFI. If you used Rufus to create the Windows installation USB flash drive with, you didn't select all the proper options in the proper order and that is the cause of the problem. That's why I don't recommend using Rufus, it is too complicated for a lot of people and creating a Windows 10 USB flash drive that is compatible with both legacy BIOS and UEFI does not need to be complicated.

    The easy way to check if a Windows 10 installation USB flash drive is bootable under UEFI is to see if it is FAT32 formatted. It has to be for UEFI. To be bootable under legacy BIOS the flash drive can be either FAT32 or NTFS, but the partition on it must be maked as active. Thus, if you want a USB flash drive bootable under both it must be formatted as FAT32 and the FAT32 partition on it must be marked as active.

    Also, assuming your PC is UEFI, when you set the "BIOS" which is really UEFI to boot the USB flash drive, make sure it is booting it in the UEFI mode. Most UEFI firmwares have options to boot USB in UEFI mode or legacy BIOS mode. But, if the flash drive is formatted as NTFS, you won't have the option to boot it in UEFI mode.

    If the USB flash drive is set to boot before the SSD in the standard boot order, then yes, when the computer reboots during Windows startup you do have to remove the USB flash drive otherwise the computer will just do what it is told and boot from it again and take you back to the first Windows setup screen.
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