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win 8.1 install problems - uita - 05-02-2014

trying to install win 8.1 pro on usb samsung drive, windows installer sees the drive as usb and will not let me install to it,,anyone with ideas


RE: win 8.1 install problems - jziggy101 - 05-09-2014

(05-02-2014, 03:06 AM)uita Wrote: trying to install win 8.1 pro on usb samsung drive, windows installer sees the drive as usb and will not let me install to it,,anyone with ideas

I had similar problems as this. What I finally did, that worked for me, was to create two partitions on the usb drive. The System partition I set at 110 megabytes and formatted it as fat32. The boot partition was the rest of the drive and formated as NTFS.

Once I did this the utility ran just fine and wrote the correct info to the correct partitions. When it was finished I was able to hang that USB drive on three different system and using the boot manager in the bios I selected to boot from the USB.


RE: win 8.1 install problems - admin - 05-10-2014

(05-09-2014, 09:15 AM)jziggy101 Wrote:
(05-02-2014, 03:06 AM)uita Wrote: trying to install win 8.1 pro on usb samsung drive, windows installer sees the drive as usb and will not let me install to it,,anyone with ideas

I had similar problems as this. What I finally did, that worked for me, was to create two partitions on the usb drive. The System partition I set at 110 megabytes and formatted it as fat32. The boot partition was the rest of the drive and formated as NTFS.

Once I did this the utility ran just fine and wrote the correct info to the correct partitions. When it was finished I was able to hang that USB drive on three different system and using the boot manager in the bios I selected to boot from the USB.

You're right. Smile
The boot partition must be formatted as NTFS and the system partition must be formatted as FAT32/NTFS.