How to install Windows 10 on a notebook with broken hard drive without dvd and usb not working?

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  1. Manuele

    Manuele MDL Novice

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    Hi, guys, as title, i need to install windows 10 on a notebook with the original hard drive broken, without dvd and usb ports are not working so i can't use a bootable pendrive, do you know how can i install it directly to the usb or make the ssd bootable and explode the system?
    Thanks a lot
     
  2. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    You can install 10 on other hardware and after it finished, put the ssd/hdd in the laptop, it should work.
     
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  3. pm67310

    pm67310 MDL Member

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    yes or you can deploy windows 10 with pxe ( install windows 10 from network )
     
  4. OldMX

    OldMX MDL Senior Member

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    The disk swapping is faster and easier.
     
  5. Manuele

    Manuele MDL Novice

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    Tried with serva, cannot boot.
    I will install w10 on another notebook than I swap disk
     
  6. TigTex

    TigTex MDL Member

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    Use winntsetup 4.2.1 from MSFN forums on a working computer to apply the image on the empty HDD. This way, there will be no leftovers of drivers and configurations from the other system.
     
  7. eemuler

    eemuler MDL Senior Member

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    Make sure you have at least the chipset, graphics adapter and network drivers copied to a folder on the new drive. This is essential if Windows does not support your network adapter out of the box.
    I would recommend that you download the latest drivers for your hardware and save them in a folder on the new drive before putting it into the laptop. Then you can install the drivers from there without needing to go oinline.
     
  8. WindowsGeek

    WindowsGeek MDL Addicted

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    I agree.
     
  9. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    #10 Enthousiast, Jul 25, 2020
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  10. energy23

    energy23 MDL Novice

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    He said usb ports are not working.
     
  11. MS_User

    MS_User MDL Guru

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    sounds to me like a lot of hassle for a machine with the mobo is in horrible shape i hope is at least a I7...i would have junk that already;)
     
  12. kaljukass

    kaljukass MDL Guru

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    If everything is broken and the box is in good health, then someone will definitely have the opposite situation...
    Maybe the two concerns can be combined?
    Then there would be two happy at once ...and one working computer, maybe a family computer?
    A good place to start holding family pictures. :shake:
     
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  13. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    You hold family pictures in-cloud with proper subscription
     
  14. sonic9

    sonic9 MDL Novice

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    Be careful with internet connected in audit mode, don't forget to turn off auto update Apps from Microsoft Store is turned off, otherwise sysprep will be broken.
     
  15. Excalibur0076

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    #19 Excalibur0076, Aug 2, 2020 at 23:45
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    On some machines there is hardware windows may not have generic drivers for like some types of network/wireless networks so what you can do is download those drivers and have them sitting on the hard drive so when you swap the drive back over you`ll have the drivers windows can`t provide for your machine after windows has rebooted. Simple!