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


  1. Posts : 1
    win 10
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    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.

    1607 update fail - You can't install windows on a USB flash drive ....-img_20160803_083709.jpg1607 update fail - You can't install windows on a USB flash drive ....-img_20160803_083722.jpg
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  2. Posts : 1
    windows 10 1607
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    the upgrade loads but the apps stop working


    RileyCat said:
    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.

    1607 update fail - You can't install windows on a USB flash drive ....-img_20160803_083709.jpg1607 update fail - You can't install windows on a USB flash drive ....-img_20160803_083722.jpg

    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. Posts : 1
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit
       #3

    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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    10 (20H2)
       #4

    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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  5. Posts : 1
    Windows 10 Pro
       #5

    Thanks - The solution worked for update to 1709 from 1607, too


    The solution worked for update to 1709 from 1607, too. Thanks!
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