I've installed a load of win 10 machines using usb thumb drives that have win 10 on them. Probably made the usb disks from a page like this:
setup will start, I'll say I want a new install, it'll show me the hard drive, I'll delete any partitions that are on it, point to the one unallocated space entry, hit continue and it will make 4 partitions, 1 that's bootable and things are fine.
I did that on this win 10 home laptop and it worked fine. The church this is for needs win 10 pro, they bought home by mistake. through tech soup, they bought 'get genuine' win 10 full install licenses. The MS rep said you have to install win 10 pro only from the VL ISO on the VL license page with the keys.
I download the ISO, make a bootable thumb drive using win 7 creator tool.
Put the usb in, press f12 at startup (for bootable devices list - it's a dell), choose the USB and the install starts up, I do the delete partitions / point to the unallocated space..
install goes fine till it reboots. at reboot it goes right into diagnostics (not the hard drive). If I restart and press f12, and choose hard drive it boots into win 10 pro fine.
Some things l noticed:
In system management / device management, I see there's only 2 partitions on the drive, not 4 - some small one and then the C drive.
Doing some googling, I see to look at hard drive properties in device manager. Under partitions, it's blank!? I choose reload and nothing happens.
In bios it's set to UEFI. but no boot sequence listed
If I click add boot option it says no file system found.
I guess I could install win 10 home with the standard win 10 installer, then rather than wipe all 4 partitions, just install win 10 pro with the volume license disk.
But is there something else you'd suggest?
Right? Win 10 clean install should be 4 partitions?
I relly don't think the install ISO is bad - it does make a win 10 machine.. just the drive has 2 partitions and Ican't get it to boot into win 10 on its own...