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    Posted: 08 Aug 2019 at 7:15pm
So I've been having some problems trying to install Windows 10 on this machine which I just built.
* Installation Attempt
- Official Windows 10 ISO downloaded from https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/software-download/windows10ISO,
May 2019 update, English, 64 bit.
- RYZEN 5 3400G
- 2x4GB RAM 3200Mhz RAM (showing as 2933Mhz in the BIOS as expected)
- BIOS updated from 3.4 to 3.5
- Default BIOS settings so; UEFI mode, CSM disabled, fast boot disabled etc.....
- Single SATA hard drive connected to port SATA-1
- USB mouse, USB keyboard and WiFi module connected
- Created FAT32 bootable USB drive via Terminal on MacOSX as documented here: https://www.top-password.com/blog/create-windows-10-bootable-usb-from-iso-on-mac/

So with the above setup the USB drive boots correctly and I'm able to start the installation process.......however after selecting the disk partition (unallocated, which means the installer will create the necessary partitions) to install windows it attempts to begin the first step (copying files.....0%) but immediately gives the error message:-
"windows could not prepare the computer to boot into the next phase of installation"

* Troubleshooting Attempt with NO success
- Use different USB pen drive to create the Windows Boot
- Tried UNETBOOTIN to create the boot drive instead of Terminal
- Bought new SATA drive, old one was a mechanical and new one is SSD
- Disconnected Wifi module
- Disconnected USB keyboard
- Downloaded older Windows 10 ISO, Oct 2018 update, English, 64 bit, however funny thing is this previous update does not allow you to create a bootable FAT32 USB (at least not directly) because I get the following error message when I try: "The file "install.wim" is too large for the destination file system".

So what should I try next? Please help.........
* Try legacy mode for install (CSM enabled)?? (which seems inferior to UEFI since I might want to dual boot linux later on)
* Try an NTFS USB?? (I've read this won't work for UEFI install)
* Get a friend to help create the boot USB from a windows machine using RUFUS?? (thats annoying)

Thanks

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I was getting the similar issue while installing the windows 10, but luckily I visited this website: https://www.xgeeksquad.com/geek-squad-total-tech-support/ . The specialist are always there to help us. You can try visit the website for any such help.
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