10-17-2019 08:40 PM - edited 10-17-2019 08:42 PM
I'm currently facing a Windows 10 hard drive installation issue that seems to be unsolvable at the moment. All of the usual solutions to the problem have failed. Simply put, I cannot install Windows 10 onto my new SSHD via the traditional route of bootable USB media and the Windows media creation tool. I made a post prior to this counting out the exhaustive list of methods I have tried to solve this.
So, now I'm thinking outside the box. My initial research for this was fruitless as there was no succinct way for me to describe the solution I'm looking for, so I'm posting it here to see if there is a way to do this.
Would it be possible for me to install Windows 10 onto my new hard drive from another laptop, via a USB connection? I would then hypothetically take this Windows 10 installed hard drive and put it internally into my laptop to "bypass" having to install from a bootable USB. It would theoretically give me the OOTB experience when I first booted it up. FYI both laptops' drives are GPT partitioned and since my hard drive is new I couldn't care less about formatting. This sounds super wacky because I'm facing, quite frankly, a wacky problem and I've become quite desperate to find solutions to get past this infernal Windows 10 USB install screen - large amounts of raw unallocated space haunt my dreams daily 😧
Oh, and even if my method is impossible, if there is a way to not have to install Windows 10 directly on my laptop I would love to know of its existence.
My laptop: HP Power Pavillion 15
New SSHD: SATA Firecuda 1Tb 2.5inch 5400RPM
I have a SATA hard drive case that came with a USB to USB wire
I also have a SATA to USB cable handy and access to another laptop
Thanks in advance 🙂
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10-18-2019 08:46 AM
If your plan is to try to install Windows to an external drive connected via USB then sorry, that will not work.
There is an instance where that will, but that is a special instance known as Windows To Go and that only applies only to Enterprise and Education versions of Windows.
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