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  1. nigelmercier's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #70

    I tried using the "Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool" as I already had it installed.

    I get "Status: We are unable to copy your files. Please check your USB device and the selected ISO file and try again."
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  2. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 19635
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       #71

    Nigel, :)

    If you already have the ISO, I prefer Rufus.

    If you don't have an ISO yet, then the Media Creation Tool is best.
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  3. Posts : 11
    Windows 10
       #72

    Can you put custom files on the USB created by Media Tool (drivers etc.)? Just want to be sure it won't cause any issues...
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  4. Brink's Avatar
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       #73

    petr23 said:
    Can you put custom files on the USB created by Media Tool (drivers etc.)? Just want to be sure it won't cause any issues...
    Hello petr23, :)

    Sure you can add files to the USB if you like. I like creating a "Drivers" folder, and have all my driver installation files in it to have them handy.
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  5. Posts : 378
    Windows 10 1803
       #74

    defaults


    Brink thank you for this
    - Couple of notes / questions.
    --I am using Rufus 2.2.668, accessing a 16GB Sandisk usb sd: the default block in Rufus is 8192, not 4096. Should we force it to 4096?
    -- Autoplay needs to be disabled.
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  6. Brink's Avatar
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       #75

    cognus said:
    Brink thank you for this
    - Couple of notes / questions.
    --I am using Rufus 2.2.668, accessing a 16GB Sandisk usb sd: the default block in Rufus is 8192, not 4096. Should we force it to 4096?
    -- Autoplay needs to be disabled.
    Hello Cognus, :)

    AutoPlay should have no affect on creating the USB.

    4096 was just an example, you should use the default size it shows.

    Under Cluster size, select the (Default) (ex: 4096 bytes) it has listed.
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  7. Posts : 378
    Windows 10 1803
       #76

    what I refer to is:
    - the usb device is inserted, windows pops up the device according to autoplay settings. you defer/ditch the action
    - Rufus goes to access the device to begin the process: as soon as Rufus initializes [not sure what the under-hood first commands are], Autoplay will again "recognize" a device change and access the device, defeating Rufus. It will bail saying the drive is open by another program. wash/rinse/repeat until one defeats the auto-action

    thx again


    Brink said:
    Hello Cognus, :)

    AutoPlay should have no affect on creating the USB.

    4096 was just an example, you should use the default size it shows.

    Under Cluster size, select the (Default) (ex: 4096 bytes) it has listed.
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  8. Brink's Avatar
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       #77

    Thank you Cognus.
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  9. Posts : 378
    Windows 10 1803
       #78

    ok I must be wrong about this. here Is the Rufus log - still getting the volume-open fail


    Format operation started
    Requesting disk access...
    Opened drive \\.\PHYSICALDRIVE1 for write access
    Will use 'E:' as volume mountpoint
    I/O boundary checks disabled
    Analyzing existing boot records...
    Drive has a Zeroed Master Boot Record
    Volume has an unknown Partition Boot Record
    Deleting partitions...
    Clearing MBR/PBR/GPT structures...
    Erasing 128 sectors
    Partitioning (MBR)...
    Closing existing volume...
    Waiting for logical drive to reappear...
    Formatting (NTFS)...
    Using cluster size: 4096 bytes
    Quick format was selected
    Volume is in use
    Format error: The device is in use by another process. Please close any other process that may be accessing the device.
    Re-mounted volume as 'E:' after error


    there is nothing else obvious going on with the system that would be accessing that device.
    should I try rebooting in safe mode or ?? how about delete the volume first, then try?
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  10. Brink's Avatar
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       #79

    Usually restarting the PC will clear anything using it.

    You don't have write-caching enabled for it do you?

    Write-Caching - Enable or Disable - Windows 7 Help Forums
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