The error occurs when you select 64bit version, not sure if its an MS problem or the app?
Does anyone else have this problem?
The Windows 10 Pro is greyed out for Windows 10 Pro - March 2018.
Today I will show you how to install Windows 10 on a PC without a CD/DVD/USB, directly onto the HDD, even without the installation wizard/setup ! [Fastest Method]
Yesterday my new hard drive for my laptop arrived, and instead of cloning my existing disk, I decided to do a clean install of Windows 10. But I didnt have much time, cuz after installing windows 10, I had to copy my existing downloads, pictures, videos, install programs, etc. & I thought there must be some other way to easily install windows 10 without that installation wizard/setup. After some research, I made my own method, & installed it succesfully, faster than their setup wizard! Now I am gonna show you how to accomplish that. Lets Begin!
Seperate Hard Drive with atleast 20GB space, with only 2 primary partitions [where you have to install Win10] [An empty/new hard drive is highly recommended] Working PC/laptop with Windows XP or above installed, with Internet access Procedure:
Firstly, download Windows 10 ISO using Windows 10 Download Tool from here & extract it to C:\win10 using some archive manager like 7zip/winrar. Now connect that seperate hard drive to your PC (If you have externel harddrive cage, then connect to it, else buy a SATA to USB hard disk enclosure like this one) Open a command prompt as administrator (Go to start menu > search cmd > Rightclick on the first search result & RUn as administrator) Type: diskpart Now type: list disk It will show the disks connected to your PC. According to the size, you should be able to know which is your disk. Type: select disk X [Replace X with the disk number which you saw in the previous guide, in my case it was disk 1] Type the following one by one: create partition primary size=350 format fs=ntfs unit=4096 label="System Reserved" quick active assign letter=P create partition primary size="Any size convenient for you, in MB" format fs=ntfs label="Windows 10" quick assign letter=Q exit Your partitions have been configured! Now, if you are in Windows 7 (or below), download DISM from here, open the file, when It will ask for extraction folder, change the location to: C:\dism
Now, this is the most important step. All the windows files will be copied to the partition.
cd c:\dism ## Skip the above line if you are running Windows 8 & above. Dism /apply-image /imagefile:C:\win10\sources\install.esd /index:1 /ApplyDir:Q:\ ## [DO NOT TYPE THIS] If you downloaded Windows 10 normal edition using the Download Tool, ## & if you want to install Win10 Home then replace /index:1 with /index:2. ## For Win10 pro it is /index:1. Windows XP & Windows 8 users may (cuz I havent tested in them, but it works in 8.1 & 10) need to convert the install.esd file into an install.wim file (if some error shows up). Search in Google How to convert esd to wim
Now you have successfully extracted all the files for windows! Now all you have to do is prepare the boot files in the System Reserved partition.
Now you are gonna prepare the System Reserved partition for booting succesfully. Run the following in administrator CMD:
bcdboot Q:\Windows /l en-us /s P: /f ALL ## [DO NOT TYPE THIS] You can replace en-us with your locale, ## For eg. en-in, en-gb, en-ru etc. Everything is done! Now you are ready to go! Now boot into the drive. If you did everything correctly & succesfully, then Windows will boot to the welcome screen. Done! Enjoy the manually installed Windows!
Hope this guide was helpful & easy to you. If you have doubt about something or you got any errors, or if windows doesnt boot, then feel free to post below.
Cheers & Regards,
I have been using the technical preview as my secondary OS for a couple of days now, installed all drivers for Windows 8.1 and up until now everything works very good. It actually runs very similarly to Windows 8.1.
All software I use everyday works fine, no issues whatsoever, yet after a couple of hours (5+) of running, it becomes a little but sluggish, applications take longer to launch - sometimes they don't at all.
Reboot solves this problem.
There aren't any BSODs as of yet and no major problems.
I will continue using it more and more as a daily driver and report back
... what are your opinions guys?
Thanks for reading - Bart.