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USB not recognized. Works fine on other devices

Johnbeach
Beginner
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Intel NUC 7i5bnh cannot see new $120 Windows install disk. Tried everything. Working in this field for over 40 years. Baffling ???
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AlHill
Super User
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"Baffling ??? "   Not really.   There are many problems with the purchased install media.

 

Keep the key.

Go here to  create and download the install media for Windows 10:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

 

Use the key that came with your purchased media.

 

Also, note that your NUC7 is not supported by Windows 11.

 

Doc (not an Intel employee or contractor)
[Waiting for Windows 12]

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AlHill
Super User
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"Baffling ??? "   Not really.   There are many problems with the purchased install media.

 

Keep the key.

Go here to  create and download the install media for Windows 10:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

 

Use the key that came with your purchased media.

 

Also, note that your NUC7 is not supported by Windows 11.

 

Doc (not an Intel employee or contractor)
[Waiting for Windows 12]

Johnbeach
Beginner
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Made install disk with Windows Media Creator as with all other programs nothing worked ! But here is what I found I was using the front usb inputs , that was the problem !! all my rear inputs were used . By swapping inputs around I was able to install my system.

Have no idea what caused this or if this is standard among Intel Nucs

 

Thanks for the quick response. 

 

John Grunewald

n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
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I have to agree with Al; there are all sorts of issues with the USB devices sold by Microsoft, especially if you want to do a proper UEFI install (which is necessary for use of M.2 NVMe SSDs).

Ironically, it is best to use the Microsoft tool to install the proper image onto the flash device. How they generate bad media when their tool works so well I will never understand. The added benefit is that this will also ensures that you have the very latest installation image that Microsoft has released.

Hope this helps,

...S

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