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Stuck in a windows 10 reinstallation loop

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it shows the unallocated space on the bottom but it doesn't show the drive on the list above and when I tried to right click it on the lower end it shows these options: change drive letter and paths..., eject, properties, and help


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it shows the unallocated space on the bottom but it doesn't show the drive on the list above and when I tried to right click it on the lower end it shows these options: change drive letter and paths..., eject, properties, and help


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Okay good now i can see what is going on please right click where i have pointed out in below screenshot and select Format.

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it shows these options: new simple volume, new spanned volume, new striped volume, properties, and help (new striped volume and new spanned volume are greyed out)


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Select new simple volume option.
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selected and went for maximum size, now assign following drive? which drive should I choose?


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Any drive letter will do as long as it is not used.
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ok it let me format it this time. may I try creating the media now? ok it detected it now and the installation media creation is underway


Edited by Renegeek, 09 May 2018 - 04:50 PM.

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Yes please use the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool to create bootable Windows 10 USB drive.

 

Good to know that the Windows 10 bootable USB drive is now been created.


Edited by FreeBooter, 09 May 2018 - 04:51 PM.

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let's hope that my laptop will install windows 10 this time since I'm upgrading from windows 8 which OS should I upgrade to?


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You have deleted all the partitions belongs to previously installed Windows OS. Upgrade process can only be accomplish when Windows setup process is launched from booted working Windows OS. When you boot your computer from Windows 10 Installation USB drive you cannot upgrade only option is to do a clean install. Now when it comes to which edition of Windows 10 you need to install on laptop i cannot give you answer for your question as i have no idea which edition of Windows 8 was installed on laptop and upgraded to Windows 10. Simple as Edition of the Windows 10 must be same as Windows 8 to activate Windows 10 automatically.


Edited by FreeBooter, 09 May 2018 - 05:05 PM.

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ty for your help freebooter I really appreciate it I'll come back if anything comes up but if that doesn't happen I suppose this will be goodbye for now. 

 

Sincerely Renegeek


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You are very welcome, please let us know if you need help.


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okay I need more help it won't finish creating the windows 10 media error code 0x80042405- 0xA001A


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If you want you can download the Windows 10 ISO from Microsoft without using Windows 10 Media Creation Tool.

Open the Internet Explorer and browse to Windows 10 Media Creation Tool website.

Right click empty spot and select View Source or Inspect Element and from Emulation tab select Apple Safari (iPad) from "User agent string" drop down box. Website should refresh after selecting Apple Safari (iPad) if it does not refresh the website to get a drop down box for downloading Windows 10 ISO.

 

You can then use Rufus program to create bootable Windows 10 USB drive.


Edited by FreeBooter, 09 May 2018 - 07:09 PM.

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