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  1. Joined : Mar 2016
    Posts : 9
       19 Jun 2016 #11

    Hi Guys

    Thanks for the help.

    It took all of yesterday and most of the night to download the Media Creation tool and the files it installed....

    I could not get the PC to boot from the USB. So I unplugges everything and the only thing was the USB...but it when back to the recovery mode and we did the same stuff as before.

    I looked into the USB and there was only 3GB of stuff.... I will spend most of today downloading it AGAIN.....

    Since the PC is dead...How do I know what drive letter the USB is so I can boot from it????

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  2. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 6,871
    Windows 10 Pro
       19 Jun 2016 #12

    When you boot from a USB it won't be assigned a drive letter. Bios/UEFI does not assign drive letters before booting - the operating system assigns drive letters after it loads.

    If you post a screenshot of the folders on the USB flash drive, we can tell you if it looks correct.
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  3. Joined : Mar 2016
    Posts : 9
       19 Jun 2016 #13

    Thank you. My camera battery is flat and I cannot take a screen shot. But I hope after downloading it a second time is is OK....

    But I cannot get the PC to boot from the USB. If I leave the HDD connected if keep looping on the HDD. When I disconnect the HDD, all I hear is the CD/DVD player wizz arround....

    After 15min I get a light blue screen with "Turn off PC" or "Trouble Shoot".....tried them all - nothing. Tried Repair. again NOTHING.

    Seems like I am chasing my tail and the PC will NOT boot from USB.

    My only solution (unless there are others) is to re-install Win 7 from the disc (since I cannot boot from USB) and then the few day process of updating win 7 then do win 10 over the internet ahhhhhhh

    I had another idea...I tried (and failed) to copy the USB to a CD/ I am not downloading the files from windows AGAIN. And I will try and install Win 10 from the CD as the USB is not working.

    Any suggestions????
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  4. Joined : Mar 2016
    Posts : 9
       19 Jun 2016 #14

    Hi Guys

    My CD was too I am forced to put Win 7 back and then do win 10...


    Thansk for all your help
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  5. Joined : Oct 2013
    Penns Forrest
    Posts : 3,506
    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
       20 Jun 2016 #15

    A CD is too small, but you should be able to burn it to a DVD - that will get you past the USB booting issue too.

    After you create the DVD, boot to it.
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  6. Joined : Mar 2016
    Posts : 9
       20 Jun 2016 #16


    Thank you for the suggestions.

    I am in the bush and I have to work with what I have... yes it was too small and the PC would not boot from the USB. I think I officially hate microsoft.... So I installed Win 7 Pro and now "trying" to update to Win is crossing fingers.

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