Question Win10 install media wont load

Oct 23, 2020
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When I boot to my install media I just see a black screen with blinking cursor done everything I can think of in the bios even though I am new to this and still black screen. The PC is picking up all my hardware which is good the only other storage device I have is a m.2 nvme ssd. Any help??

Also i made the install media on a mac computer as it's the only one available followed a guide online I'm going to re-do that again now
 
When I boot to my install media I just see a black screen with blinking cursor
Also i made the install media on a mac computer as it's the only one available followed a guide online
That means incompatible boot mode is used.
Probably installation media is prepared for UEFI install, but your system supports legacy only (or UEFI mode disabled).

Oh - you created install media on mac. Then probably you created it wrong.
 

Colif

Win 10 Master
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Trying UEFI might work.

Did you try this? https://www.windowscentral.com/how-create-windows-10-installer-usb-drive-mac

Does the PC boot using UEFI or legacy MBR? If the PC can be configured to boot using UEFI, then it is easy to make a bootable Windows USB installer. Erase the USB drive with a FAT32 partition. I don't recall if it matters whether it is a MBR partition or GUID partition.

Double-click a Windows installer .iso file to mount it on macOS. Then select all the files on the mounted volume and copy them to the USB drive. As long as the Windows installer doesn't include a file larger than 4GB this should work. I've used this multiple times for Win7 and older versions of Win10. I haven't tried this with the latest version of Win10.

If the Win10 installer has a 4GB or larger file, then you may be able to format the drive as exFAT and use the rEFInd boot manager to boot the USB drive.
https://discussions.apple.com/thread/251136783
 

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