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Unable to install Windows 10 (A Media Driver is Missing)

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi all.

I screwed up my Windows install beyond repair (don't ask lol) and want to reinstall it. However, when I make a USB and put it in, it boots, but doesn't get far before throwing an extremely vague "A media driver your computer needs is missing." error. It doesn't specifiy which driver, and every solution i've found online hasn't worked (e.g. moving installation media to another port, etc.). Could it be a filesystem driver? I have Ubuntu 19.04 installed on the pc currently.

Thanks in advance!

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Use the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool to create a USB installer and boot into the drive from bios and try installing from there.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
5 minutes ago, SpookyCitrus said:

Use the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool to create a USB installer and boot into the drive from bios and try installing from there.

Would using the tool from another Windows 10 machine do the trick? I have a laptop with it, but it's a different model from the desktop.

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4 minutes ago, foofy said:

Would using the tool from another Windows 10 machine do the trick? I have a laptop with it, but it's a different model from the desktop.

It wouldn't be a problem if you made the Installer USB on a different PC. I would make sure you get a recent version of Media Creation Tool from here https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10 and then create the drive from it though don't use an older version.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, SpookyCitrus said:

It wouldn't be a problem if you made the Installer USB on a different PC. I would make sure you get a recent version of Media Creation Tool from here https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10 and then create the drive from it though don't use an older version.

Thanks! I'll try this rn and if it doesn't work I'll come back. Going out in a bit so might go AFK for a while.

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