Behind the times question: USB install using existing dvd

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by Rickkins, Jun 26, 2018.

  1. Rickkins

    Rickkins MDL Senior Member

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    Stop me if I'm wrong here, but the official media creation tool wants to download the latest win10 from ms central.

    I don't wanna do that, I just wanna use my old ltsb 2016 dvd.

    Installing my very first ssd Samsung 960 evo m.2 500gb nvme, and from what I understand, usb is the only way to do a clean install,.

    Literally any help will be appreciated.

    Thanks.
     
  2. jeggg

    jeggg MDL Member

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    #2 jeggg, Jun 26, 2018
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    if you have dvd burning software, ( I use nero burning rom ) convert dvd to iso and copy to usb using rufus usb tool.

    https://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/update-rufus-usb-tool.50859/

    Hope it works for you, I haven't needed to do install as you requested but, possibly will work.

    Edit: don't forget to set usb in BIOS to first booting device.
     
  3. Rickkins

    Rickkins MDL Senior Member

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    Thanks, gonna give it a whirl...
     
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  5. whitestar_999

    whitestar_999 MDL Senior Member

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    Just in case it was missed,you cannot download ltsb using any MS official tool.MS official media creation tool is for downloading latest win 10 home/pro offcial rtm build.
     
  6. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    When you've created the iso you can just format the USB FAT32 and extract the iso to the usb and it will boot UEFI and Legacy BIOS.
     
  7. Rickkins

    Rickkins MDL Senior Member

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    Is that a "no" to rufus...??

    I just used the latest to load my ltsb unto my usb...

    My 960 is "on the truck for delivery".......
     
  8. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    That's a "what windows can do by itself, doesn't need a tool" ;):D
     
  9. Rickkins

    Rickkins MDL Senior Member

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    Ok, thanks.
     
  10. jeggg

    jeggg MDL Member

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    @Rickkins Sorry about the rufus suggestion, I thought that program is used to install windows via usb.

    @Enthousiast That was very helpful info to know if I do usb install in future , thanks!
     
  11. Dude Guyman

    Dude Guyman MDL Junior Member

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    #11 Dude Guyman, Jun 26, 2018
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    I did not know that! Very cool, thanks for that info.

    EDIT: Went and tried this. It did not work for me on my (set as) legacy/MBR BIOS. Error: Non-Sytem Disk, Press any key.
    So went in BIOS and changed the flash drive setting from HDD to CD-ROM. Did not work. Endless flashing cursor.

    Do you extract the contents of the ISO to the FAT32 flash drive (what I did), or just copy the ISO intact?
     
  12. Rickkins

    Rickkins MDL Senior Member

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    Well, everything went great, even the install usb that I made with rufus.

    Thanks guys...
     
  13. Dude Guyman

    Dude Guyman MDL Junior Member

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    Which is why I asked...but never mind, I can see it is just way too much trouble for you to have a civil conversation about it.
     
  14. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    Yes, that's my main problem here :rolleyes::rolleyes::D
     
  15. whitestar_999

    whitestar_999 MDL Senior Member

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    @Dude Guyman did you formatted the usb drive as fat32 correctly?did you correctly set the boot device order or did you manually select usb drive as boot device(preferred,every decent mobo has this option)?ISO contents need to be extracted to the root of usb drive so when you open usb drive letter you should see same structure if ISO had been inserted into optical drive.
     
  16. joluboga

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    Did you use that USB before with Rufus to install Windows in GPT for UEFI? Because if that's the case, even if you format the USB, its partition scheme is still GPT. You have to convert the partition to MBR and then it should work as Enthousiast says.
     
  17. Rickkins

    Rickkins MDL Senior Member

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    The installation with usb worked flawlessly for me, not a single hiccup. While I've no doubt there are other very simple ways to do this, this particular way works very well for me.

    More than that, I cannot say...
     
  18. jeggg

    jeggg MDL Member

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    Glad to hear usb install you made with rufus did in fact work :)
     
  19. Dude Guyman

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    #20 Dude Guyman, Jun 27, 2018
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