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Issues regarding Installing Windows Ten on New PC

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi I recently just built a new PC an am attempting to boot it with windows ten from an ISO file. Every time I boot I receive an 'error loading operating system". I downloaded the ISO file from an old Macbook Pro to a USB flash drive that I reformatted to exFAT so the file would fit. I have tried everything from doing Legacy boot only UEFI boot only and in the boot menu the flash drive is always first. My BIOS is Version 2407.


Here is my computer specs-




RAM- XPG DDR4 3200 


STORAGE- TEAMGROUP NVMe 512gb and SEAGATE 2TB HDD (SATA cable has been disconnected whole time)

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I have always had bad luck with using just the ISO file from a flash drive, I know lots of other people don't but whenever I try what they say it doesn't want to work. If you have access to another pc with windows 10 or have a friend who does try using the windows media creation tool to make the flash drive into an installer

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Did you just drag and dropped the iso file onto the flash drive? You'll need a few more steps than just that. It needs to be bootable and fat32 or ntfs (which isn't supported on mac...)


This explains how to, including how to bypass the fat32 limit:





Or launch Bootcamp on the Mac and use Rufus.

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