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  1. #21



    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 2,290
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
    You have yet to respond to any of the posts stating this only works if the OS being upgraded is bootable.
    Try it both ways and tell us.
    I don't believe it would work with anything but windows because only windows has .exe Linux uses a different system.

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  2. #22


    You can't run a .exe unless there is an OS to support it so you must have bootable media.

    Heck, you can't even access a USB flash drive unless there is a running OS or it's bootable media.
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  3. #23



    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 2,290
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    I was able to boot the windows 10TP build 10041 USB and install using David's technique. I didn't have to do any formatting or whatever extra(USBs a fat32 default)
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  4. #24


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center

    Working of iso


    wait
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  5. #25



    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 2,290
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    This screenshot should say it all. This is the USB that I extracted the Windows 10TP ISO to using 7Zip and nothing else.
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  6. #26


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    I was able to boot the windows 10TP build 10041 USB and install using David's technique. I didn't have to do any formatting or whatever extra(USBs a fat32 default)
    If you can boot from the thumb drive there is no need to manually run setup.exe. Did you actually Boot the PC from the thumb drive or run setup.exe from an already running Windows install? Some PC's will Boot from a thumb drive without it having to be marked active. Non of mine will though. If I just copy the files to the drive my BIOS will skip it and boot from my hard drive.
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  7. #27


    I'm trying it now. Using 7-zip to extract the iso to a flash drive. Will see what happens when I try to use it from a boot.
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  8. #28


    United States
    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    I did it the way David said to, and it booted and installed 10TP in UEFI mode for a clean install, KUDOS David
    I wanted to give you a rep but "had to spread it around " +10 anyway.

    At least you are on the balll.

    So many idiots here with whith heads stuck where the sun doesn't shine.

    Maye due to instutional college educations.

    Beat me with a stick if I'm wrong
    David, you know I love you but really no reason to get nasty here. People do have different ways to get to the same end. Calling people idiots is not productive IMO. Maybe I'm an idiot too.
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  9. #29


    Quote Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
    I'm trying it now. Using 7-zip to extract the iso to a flash drive. Will see what happens when I try to use it from a boot.
    Much to my chagrin, this actually worked though I have no idea why.

    I have a Dell Inspiron 15R 5520
    Dual core Intel i3 2.4Ghz
    6GB Ram

    I inserted the flash drive I expanded the iso to via 7-Zip then did a Restart.
    Pressed F12 during boot and was given the Choose an option screen. It looked like this:

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    I clicked on Use a device and got this:

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    Clicked on EFI USB Device, system rebooted and started the install.

    Bottom line is that this will work with a EFI BIOS, not sure about older non-EFI BIOS.

    I had to see it to believe it but thanks for the information David.
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  10. #30


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    This suggestion works---

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