Windows 10: Trying to do a clean install

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  1. Posts : 32
    Win 7 Home Premium and Win 10
       17 Mar 2017 #1

    Trying to do a clean install


    I keep getting an 025 error about 60 percent into installing Win 10 on a new WD 1TB drive. I've deleted and formatted partitions, and only used the one drive, others disconnected. I upgraded from 7 to 10 some time back and that's on another drive but I want to do a clean install. Why is this so difficult? Actually I know why it's so difficult, I didn't buy a disc but upgraded for free. UGGGHHHH
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  2.    17 Mar 2017 #2

    What are you trying to install Windows 10 from, and what is an 025 error?
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  3. Posts : 32
    Win 7 Home Premium and Win 10
    Thread Starter
       18 Mar 2017 #3

    I'm using the ISO file burned onto a DVD. The error I'm getting is 0x8007025d, Windows cannot install required files. I've tried downloading the ISO file twice and burned to another disc, still the same error code.
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  4. Caledon Ken's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1803
       18 Mar 2017 #4

    Hi Brian925

    Have you made any changes in your BIOS. I think they are required to make this happen. Please reference your manual, page 26 ensure fast boot is disabled. Next, page 27, set OS type to Windows 8 (I don't think you get a win 10 option), CSM Support to Enabled and in Boot Mode Selection set to UEFI and Legacy or just UEFI.

    When you first boot, and if I understand correctly this is a clean install and you are over writing your entire HDD or SSD, please confirm.

    If you are, when you first boot with your media press shift and F10. then

    diskpart
    List disk (find your target disk)
    select disk 0
    clean
    Convert gpt
    exit
    exit

    This example assumes no other drives are connected and disk 0 is the target ssd or HDD. It wipes the disk, don't run if you data is on drive.

    Proceed with install. Allow Window to set up partitions.


    Ken
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  5. Posts : 32
    Win 7 Home Premium and Win 10
    Thread Starter
       18 Mar 2017 #5

    Ken, did everything you said and still getting the same error. When doing this I have all my other drives disconnected and in fact no USB's connected other than the mouse.
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  6.    18 Mar 2017 #6

    First you have to know if the computer is going to run in UEFI mode or legacy BIOS (CSM) mode. UEFI needs the hard drive/SSD partitioned as GPT. Legacy BIOS (or CSM) requires the hard drive/SSD to be partitioned as MBR. Once I figure that out, I set the hard drive/SSD to GPT or MBR using the commands Caledon Ken gave.

    For really stubborn installs that just won't work from USB flash drive or DVD, I then create a 6 GB FAT32 partition at the very end of the hard drive/SSD. Then I copy all the Windows 10 files and folders to the hard drive/SSD. I do this all using Kyhi's Recovery tools (booted into from a USB flash drive or DVD). Then run setup.exe from the hard drive/SSD and install Windows 10 to the allocated space remaining on the drive in front of the FAT32 partition I created at the end.

    Windows 10 Recovery Tools - Bootable Rescue Disk
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  7. Caledon Ken's Avatar
    Posts : 9,857
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1803
       18 Mar 2017 #7

    Could I ask, have you just tried the Media creator tool straight onto a 4 GB key. If you have just ignore this post.
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  8.    18 Mar 2017 #8

    Caledon Ken said: View Post
    Could I ask, have you just tried the Media creator tool straight onto a 4 GB key. If you have just ignore this post.
    It probably requires an 8GB USB flash drive now as the current Media Creation Tool downloads a 4-version ISO with Windows 10 Home, Pro, Education and Enterprise on it.
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  9.    18 Mar 2017 #9

    I haven't been able to use a 4 gig thumb drive for a while now, MCT rejects it as not having enough free space.
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  10. Posts : 32
    Win 7 Home Premium and Win 10
    Thread Starter
       18 Mar 2017 #10

    Heck, trying to download to a 16Gb usb drive and the media creation tool doesn't even see that. Tried formatting in both fat 32 and NTFS and neither works. This sucks.
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