1.    03 Aug 2016 #1
    Join Date : Aug 2016
    Posts : 1
    win 10

    1607 update fail - You can't install windows on a USB flash drive ....


    I am running WIN 10 on a desktop PC and as of Monday I had all the current release updates installed (Not an insider on this PC)

    Tuesday night I used the "check for updates" and walked away.

    This AM I had an error message. I selected the "Fix issue" radio button and got an error message "windows 10 couldn't be installed. You can't install windows on a USB flash drive using setup"

    I have NO USB flash devices installed, only a USB mouse/keyboard.

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  2.    09 Aug 2016 #2
    Join Date : Aug 2016
    Posts : 1
    windows 10 1607

    the upgrade loads but the apps stop working


    Quote Originally Posted by RileyCat View Post
    I am running WIN 10 on a desktop PC and as of Monday I had all the current release updates installed (Not an insider on this PC)

    Tuesday night I used the "check for updates" and walked away.

    This AM I had an error message. I selected the "Fix issue" radio button and got an error message "windows 10 couldn't be installed. You can't install windows on a USB flash drive using setup"

    I have NO USB flash devices installed, only a USB mouse/keyboard.

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    Hope this helps found it on the net see below
    http://www.kapilarya.com/you-cant-in...ive-from-setup
    it would appear that the 1511 may have had a reset prob when removing usb drive not resetting registration flag, just used it on my win 10 1511 same problem as yourself, loaded ok, but apps not working, all the best Maximustec.
    Last edited by maximustec; 09 Aug 2016 at 11:34. Reason: adtional info
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  3.    14 Apr 2017 #3
    Join Date : Apr 2017
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit

    If that doesn't work, try this:
    If using a PC, in Regedit HKEY LOCAL MACHINES/System/Control change 'Portable Operating System' from '1' to '0'.
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  4.    04 Jun 2017 #4
    Join Date : Jun 2017
    Honolulu
    Posts : 5
    10 (1703)

    I was referred here from another forum (Windows Secrets Lounge). After trying almost everything else and nearly giving up, I tried this fix with version 1607 - and it worked.

    Thank you.
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