Windows 10: Installing Windows 10 from External Hard Drive

  1.    13 Jul 2017 #1

    Installing Windows 10 from External Hard Drive

    I have a laptop that has Linux on it. I want Windows 10 Pro. I have the iso, but can't find my usb sticks. Is there an easy way to install from an external hard drive reader? I have one that I can read drives from and was wondering how it can be done if possible?

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  2.    13 Jul 2017 #2

    What bootloader are you using?

    There are instructions for booting ISO image from GRUB2 here Boot into Terabyte Image for UEFI from Grub2 - AIO Boot
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  3.    13 Jul 2017 #3

    I'm not familiar with external HDD readers so I can't help you with that question.

    For installing W10 copy the iso you have to the drive you want to install W10 on (remove all other drives/storage devices except the one you want W10 on) right click the iso, mount it, double click setup and it should install.

    I think unless you create another partition it will delete the Linux OS, if that's ok then let W10 do as it wants as far as formatting and installing.
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