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  1.    30 Jul 2015 #70
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

    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.    30 Jul 2015 #71
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17017
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    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.    11 Aug 2015 #72
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    Windows 10

    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.    11 Aug 2015 #73
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17017
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    Quote Originally Posted by petr23 View Post
    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.    12 Aug 2015 #74
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    Posts : 274
    windows 7

    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.    12 Aug 2015 #75
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    Quote Originally Posted by cognus View Post
    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.    12 Aug 2015 #76
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    windows 7

    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


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    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.    12 Aug 2015 #77
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    Thank you Cognus.
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  9.    12 Aug 2015 #78
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    windows 7

    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.    12 Aug 2015 #79
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    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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