Boot windows 10 from sd card

#23
I am in process of cloning to 3.0 thumb drive

When I get to the point of selecting the destination drive I get this message.

**This where the dummies part kicks in😁**

selected device needs to be formatted, please select the partition scheme

Choices are

MBR for BIOS

GOT for UEFI

MBR. for. BIOS. and. UEFI

keep the existing portion scheme. ( Not avail with trial )


All data on the selected device will be destroyed. Are you sure you want to continue?
 
#26
I upgraded Wintousb from the free to the paid version. I was able setup my SSD to boot windows Ok. My mouse is very erratic vitually unuseable. Keyboard is ok.
 
#28
Not sure. I had seen some info on this site about drivers for minix pcs. Again I am not the sharpest "tack in the box".

Is it possible that windows boot disk on my SSD is a standards windows driver or ???? for the mouse and that there us a minix specilized mouse driver? Or....next dumb question....does the driver stiill reside in original bios and maybe there is a conflict. "I'm not pulling hair out yet, but it is starting to itch" 😎
 
#30
Microsoft mouse wireless/keyboard combo

Yes that is what I am seeing but the mouse pointer is very unstable close to unusable. I will be tied up tomorrow but I do have a corded usb mouse. So I will try that to check things out. Like do I have other things not working. Keyboard is ok. Not sure about about blue tooth or wi fi or access to my internal sd card. Luckily I am hardwired Cat 5 to ethernet port on minix box. Thanks again.
 
#32
I updated windows to version 1803. Mouse seems ok now. All appears ok. Booting from USB 3.0 port to SSD.

Next I will format c drive, to give storage space.
 
#33
As to WintoUSB program my guess, like some programs, if you want more robust features they want you to go to the paid product. Just guessing. Even the default for bios type while using program was to the default you mentioned previously.

Thanks so much. As mentioned now I will format c. Any do or don't for this. I am assuming under file management I choose format c.

I get a message that it cannot format c it contains the version of windows that is to being used being used. Looks like disks renamed ... SSD is now c and e is the internal pc storage ( Previous c drive). Ok to format e?
 

Villa

Administrator
#34
get a message that it cannot format c it contains the version of windows that is to being used being used. Looks like disks renamed ... SSD is now c and e is the internal pc storage ( Previous c drive). Ok to format e?
Are you sure the device is booting from USB?

What is the size of C?
What is the size of E?
 
#35
I checked sizes c and e drives. C drive once I checked is now my SSD. So that is why I got the message when I tried to format c. Now I know the old c boot drive is now e drive. So now I will format e. I may clone the new c just in case to a thumb drive? Ok so far?
 

Villa

Administrator
#36
I checked sizes c and e drives. C drive once I checked is now my SSD. So that is why I got the message when I tried to format c. Now I know the old c boot drive is now e drive. So now I will format e. I may clone the new c just in case to a thumb drive? Ok so far?
What are the sizes of each drive?
Do you have a D drive too?

I don't understand why you have an E drive and not a D drive!?

If you are certain the device is now booting from USB and that C drive is your external SSD then you should be able to go ahead and format E in the usual manner.
 

notrui

Trusted Helper
#37
I checked sizes c and e drives. C drive once I checked is now my SSD. So that is why I got the message when I tried to format c. Now I know the old c boot drive is now e drive. So now I will format e. I may clone the new c just in case to a thumb drive? Ok so far?
You can not format if the system is in use (example OS System (drive C:\) is with Windows in use).

You need to restart the device and format the drive (partition, etc) from there (boot from USB pen drive, PXE, etc)

Note:
If the drive is not in use you can format within Windows OS .
Example :
two HDDS : C:\System and D:\ blank
You can format D:\ HDD with Windows OS running
 
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#38
Sorry been " out of loop" for a few weeks. Away from my pc this week. I did get the message cannot format system in use or something to that effect. If I understand correctly, I can ? Boot from a usb and format from there... ? I did prior to this via Wintousb set up a usb windows 10 boot disk. Or is there a format function via bios. Thanks for your patience. Not at my pc but best of recollection d drive is sd card.
You can not format if the system is in use (example OS System (drive C:\) is with Windows in use).

You need to restart the device and format the drive (partition, etc) from there (boot from USB pen drive, PXE, etc)

Note:
If the drive is not in use you can format within Windows OS .
Example :
two HDDS : C:\System and D:\ blank
You can format D:\ HDD with Windows OS running
the "C" and. "E" do correspond with the
 

notrui

Trusted Helper
#39
Sorry been " out of loop" for a few weeks. Away from my pc this week. I did get the message cannot format system in use or something to that effect. If I understand correctly, I can ? Boot from a usb and format from there... ? I did prior to this via Wintousb set up a usb windows 10 boot disk. Or is there a format function via bios. Thanks for your patience. Not at my pc but best of recollection d drive is sd card.

the "C" and. "E" do correspond with the
Example of formatting System OS (Drive C:\)

1-Create a external USB with Windows OS
2-Boot from External USB.
3-From there you are able to format C:\
 
#40
Example of formatting System OS (Drive C:\)

1-Create a external USB with Windows OS
2-Boot from External USB.
3-From there you are able to format C:\
***Finally back*** I interacted with the Win to usb support. I was able to get to a boot up windows 10 on my USB SD. After some "hair pulling" and back and forth with the Win to usb support I was able to format the original internal drive to use for storage.

I am finding my wireless mouse MS 800 and keyboard MS 1000 to be very erratic and almost unusable. I am using a wired mouse for this correspondence. I checked the MS website you mentioned. only thing there that seems to fit, was delete the driver and reboot. It is supposed to reload the driver. ???thoughts?? seem logical? before I try that. I was thinking (***could be trouble here :) I had see some mention on this forum about ?special drivers? for this box. ???possible this may be an issue here???

Almost there. Thanks again
 
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