I recently attempted to install Windows 10 onto a NUC via a USB stick, which was fine until I received an error message regarding the formatting of the drive. After spending 3 hours with Microsoft support (who eventually called me and told me to just take it straight to the Microsoft store), they told me to turn on fast boot in the BIOS and restart. Now, I have two problems, one of which could be easily solved if the other was solved. I boot straight to an error message saying I need to input a boot media device and restart or input a device and press a key. This is fine, but all of the USB ports have stopped responding. After a reboot, my keyboard will light up for a couple seconds, then turn off until I restart. If I remove the power cable and hold down the power button to get rid of flea power, after turning it on with the cable connected, I see the Intel NUC screen, with options below (F2 to enter setup, etc). That is only after a complete power restart. I have sent a ticket to Intel Support, but I figured I would try my luck here, as I really need the PC up and running ASAP.
Thanks in advance for any responses,
5.1. Delete all existing partition on your drive where the Windows are being installed. You need to see one unallocated space on this drive.
5.2. Put cursor on this unallocated drive. Do not press on Format label. Just press Next and the installation process should continue.
Thank you for your response, but unfortunately, as I mentioned, the USB ports have stopped responding, meaning I am unable to use the keyboard or insert USB sticks.
Mate, I cannot thank you enough for this. You really saved me. Thank you so much!!! Power button menu was as far as I needed to go, in my case. USB ports turned on like magic. Thank you!!!!!!