When installing the preview version of windows 10 using an USB 3.0 flash drive note that the Windows 7 usb dvd image creation tool will not work. The result is that when trying to boot the PC from the USB drive the screen will flicker once but will return to the boot device screen of bios.

The resolve this issue proceed as follows:

  • Format the flash drive manually using diskpart (filesystem fat32 is mandatory)
  • Copy the contents of the windows 10 ISO manually to the formatted flash drive

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