Cannot reinstall windows 10 on my MSI GE73 RGB-013 17.3"

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  1. Powah_Brick_Killa

    Powah_Brick_Killa MDL Novice

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    I just got this PC with home preinstalled and I have ltsb 2016 on a jump drive (setup as a E2B drive.) I found how to get to the bios and set boot order for the usb to be first, yet when I tred to boot to the drive it says checking media. i know the E2B works I have installed ltsb 2016 on several other pc's but I don't know why it wont work on this pc.
     
  2. Joe C

    Joe C MDL Guru

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    Some pc's do not like some usb drives. (Adata usb drives being notorious for not liking some of my pc's)
    Re-check your bios settings and try a different usb drive
     
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  3. Powah_Brick_Killa

    Powah_Brick_Killa MDL Novice

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    So would a 3.0 usb be a better chance of working and the other question I have is what is the fkey to bring me to the boot menu on this MSI. i have been looking on all forums and all they give me is the delete key to get to the bios not how to get to the boot menu.
     
  4. Joe C

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  5. Powah_Brick_Killa

    Powah_Brick_Killa MDL Novice

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    Thanks I'll do that
     
  6. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    Why not just format the USB key FAT32 and put the windows files on it and boot it.

    I assume you already know how to select the USB during boot (F11).
     
  7. piercekalton

    piercekalton MDL Senior Member

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    FAT32 always works. get a floppy drive and boot a 3.5 USB loader.

    better yet load a 5.25 USB loader

    if it doesn't work hit it with a hammer take the gold out and sell it to a junk man who doesn't know any better. (that's a joke I don't actually do that unless he ripped me off fixing my car or something)
     
  8. Powah_Brick_Killa

    Powah_Brick_Killa MDL Novice

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    i have a question. My
    MSI GE73 RGB-013 came outfitted with 1 256 Gb M.2 SSD my question is this, I want to upgrade that small SSD to A 512, but I.m not sure which is the most optimal for my msi, and I also want to change the 1 TB HHD in the slave to a 2 TB any thoughts on what would be the better choices.
     
  9. Joe C

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    #9 Joe C, Feb 18, 2019
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  10. Powah_Brick_Killa

    Powah_Brick_Killa MDL Novice

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    The 5.25 usb loader is a level below what I use, I've been using Easy2boot for my OS installs for several years,And it has never failed to get the job done.
     
  11. Flipp3r

    Flipp3r MDL Expert

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    The boot function key is F11 as mentioned above. The MSI bios supports booting from NTFS formatted USB keys.
    You should be doing a UEFI install - is your key setup for legacy only???
     
  12. Powah_Brick_Killa

    Powah_Brick_Killa MDL Novice

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    I'm not sure about that, The other installs I have done where on older machines (2009)ish so I'm not sure if it's legacy or uefi
     
  13. Powah_Brick_Killa

    Powah_Brick_Killa MDL Novice

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    Does anyone know were the drivers for my MSI are stored on the pc.I have read that there are acessable thru one of the usb ports but i'm not sure where to find them.
     
  14. Joe C

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