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Intel NUC 11 Enthusiast - Setup freeze on Skull

New Contributor I

Just rxd a NUC 11 Enthusiast. Installed a Samsung 970 EVO Plus SSD 2 TB, and 32 GB Kingston Fury memory module.


Inserted a Windows 10 USB key and the screen shows choose Win 10 64-bit or 32-bit.

I choose 64-bit then, two bars of LOADING FILES, then the skull appears again, a half circle of dots appears, and then it freezes.


Any ideas what's going on? Or do I need to wait longer?

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New Contributor I

created a new windows 10 USB key...seems to be working now!


maybe something funky with that other USB key - it's rather old.

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Hello @earthcomedy

Thank you for posting on the Intel® communities.

We understand that you were having problems installing Windows 10 but after creating a new installation media on a different USB drive the issue is solved. Thank you for your feedback and we're glad to know it is working now!

Since you managed to solve the problem and there are no more questions in the thread, we will proceed to close it now. If you need any additional information, please submit a new question as this thread will no longer be monitored.

Best regards,

Andrew G.

Intel Customer Support Technician

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