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NUC5PPYB supports Windows 10?

gianarb
New Contributor I
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Hello

I have a couple of NUC5PPYB board. I have SSD and HD connected via SATA and I want to install Windows. I download Windows 10 and I made a live USB for the installation. The process starts correctly, I enabled the SATA legacy mode in the BIOS and I can correctly see the HD. A few second after this step:

 

I get the error:  “Windows could not prepare the computer to boot into the next phase of installation”



Does this NUC support Windows 10? If not which Windows I can install?
Thanks

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gianarb
New Contributor I
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Hello

 

It does not look much different compared with the way I do the installation. I have a USB live done and I format the SSD completely. I also changed the SSD with another one to see if that was the problem but no luck.

I disabled Legacy Boot from the BIOS just to avoid any possible mistake but still no luck the Windows Installation starts from the USB but I get the same error. I made the USB from a Mac, so maybe it is not working in the right way, I am gonna find a Windows machine to do it again!

I will keep you posted!

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n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
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I run Windows 10 on a NUC5PGYH all the time (this is version of NUC5PPYH that has soldered-down eMMC SSD). This includes doing so with and without the eMMC SSD enabled.

I *always* utilize UEFI Boot; I *never* use Legacy Boot. Even when installing Linux I choose UEFI Boot.

When installing Windows 10, I always delete *all* existing partitions from the system device and tell the installer to install to the Unallocated Space. This both guarantees fresh creation of GPT partition table and let's Windows manage the partitioning.

...S

LeonWaksman
Super User
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Hi @gianarb 

1. Yes, I agree with Scott's remarks. I suggest you to reinstall Windows using the following method:
2. Please prepare your installation media (you need 8GB – 32GB USB stick), using Microsoft Media Creation Tool. This will install version 20H2.
3. Your bios should be set to default settings. Enter bios (press F2 during boot) and then press F9 (Y) to set defaults and F10 (Y) to save settings and exit.
4. With the installation media inserted into rear USB slot, power ON your NUC and repeatable press F10 to get Boot Menu.
5. In this menu, choose UEFI option of you Installation media.
6. Follow this tutorial to continue with installation.
7. In para. 9 you may enter Product Key from the Microsoft Distribution you bought or click on the I don't have a product key and activate Windows later.
8. Skip on para. 14 and continue in para. 15. Important, do not format drive where you want to install Windows, rather delete all existing partitions from this drive, till you see one unallocated space.
9. Press Next and continue with the installation.

Leon

gianarb
New Contributor I
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Hello

 

It does not look much different compared with the way I do the installation. I have a USB live done and I format the SSD completely. I also changed the SSD with another one to see if that was the problem but no luck.

I disabled Legacy Boot from the BIOS just to avoid any possible mistake but still no luck the Windows Installation starts from the USB but I get the same error. I made the USB from a Mac, so maybe it is not working in the right way, I am gonna find a Windows machine to do it again!

I will keep you posted!

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LeonWaksman
Super User
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If you will follow my instructions: creating the installation USB using Microsoft Media Creation Tool (rather than other method) and booting from UEFI option in Boot Menu, the Windows 10 will be installed.

 

Leon

 

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