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  1. Matthew Wai's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home 20H2
       #580

    The DVD/USB device has to be removed as long as it has been set as the first boot device.
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  2. Paul Black's Avatar
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    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
       #581

    Hello Matthew,

    Matthew Wai said:
    The DVD/USB device has to be removed as long as it has been set as the first boot device.

    I Never change the Boot Order, I just use the Boot Menu [ F12 on Boot or whatever ] and select the Installation Media Drive.
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  3. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
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       #582

    Paul Black said:
    Hello @Brink ,

    There was a question on another thread about when to Remove the Installation Media, either DVD or USB. Do you think it would be a good addition to add this stage to the Tutorial?

    After the Installing Windows Updates process has Finished and when the Restarting message appears, just open the DVD Tray [ or Remove the USB - Extra option just in case ]. This will prevent starting the whole Install process again loop.

    Hello Paul,

    Technically, the installation is finished at step 17/18, so the installation media could be remove at this point the earliest.

    I usually just end up removing it at step 29 when fully done with setup.

    I'd say just wait until your finished, then remove it.
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  4. Fabler2's Avatar
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    Windows 10 preview 64-bit Home
       #583

    Brink said:
    Hello Paul,

    Technically, the installation is finished at step 17/18, so the installation media could be remove at this point the earliest.

    I usually just end up removing it at step 29 when fully done with setup.

    I'd say just wait until your finished, then remove it.
    On older laptops where there's no temporary boot options and I have to change the boot order in bios then if I don't remove the installation media at step 16, second image with timed countdown restart showing, then it will reboot to the beginning of the installation and continue again.
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  5. Paul Black's Avatar
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    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
       #584

    Hello @Fabler2,

    Fabler2 said:
    On older laptops where there's no temporary boot options and I have to change the boot order in bios then if I don't remove the installation media at step 16, second image with timed countdown restart showing, then it will reboot to the beginning of the installation and continue again.

    Yes, that was what I was trying to explain, but you have explained it far better than I have, thanks.
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  6. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
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       #585

    Fabler2 said:
    On older laptops where there's no temporary boot options and I have to change the boot order in bios then if I don't remove the installation media at step 16, second image with timed countdown restart showing, then it will reboot to the beginning of the installation and continue again.
    That's the main reason why I don't recommend or include to change the boot order if able to avoid that issue.

    Luckily, most devices allow you to select a boot device (ex: USB) without having to change the boot order.

    I really don't want to include that in the tutorial since it could cause confusion over something that very few would have an issue with, and should know about it if they know how to change the boot order.
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  7. Paul Black's Avatar
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       #586

    Hello @Brink ,

    Brink said:
    That's the main reason why I don't recommend or include to change the boot order if able to avoid that issue.

    Luckily, most devices allow you to select a boot device (ex: USB) without having to change the boot order.

    I really don't want to include that in the tutorial since it could cause confusion over something that very few would have an issue with, and should know about it if they know how to change the boot order.
    That's fair enough, thanks for the explanation.
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  8. Posts : 8
    Windows 10 64 Bit
       #587

    If i will delete all the partitons, especially the OEM reserved, i'll loose all the logos and important stuff from PC manufacturer? Maybe it could be better just resetting Windows thru "Repair your computer" and using as image the iso from bootable usb?

    My OEM partition is about 1GB. I also have a Recover partiton that was made by manufacturer, and i have entirely copied it to my external hard drive. But of course this OEM partition it's not accessible in any conventional way.
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  9. Brink's Avatar
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       #588

    User5344 said:
    If i will delete all the partitons, especially the OEM reserved, i'll loose all the logos and important stuff from PC manufacturer? Maybe it could be better just resetting Windows thru "Repair your computer" and using as image the iso from bootable usb?

    My OEM partition is about 1GB. I also have a Recover partiton that was made by manufacturer, and i have entirely copied it to my external hard drive. But of course this OEM partition it's not accessible in any conventional way.
    Hello,

    If you want to keep all the OEM stuff, then you would want to do a factory recovery via reset Windows.

    Reset Windows 10
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  10. Posts : 8
    Windows 10 64 Bit
       #589

    Finally did a clean install and everything is fine.
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