You can install Windows 10 via card reader

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  1. Robin Mitchell

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    The title says it all! You can, infact, install windows 10 with a microSD card if you dont have a USB flash drive on hand!
     
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  2. BR-549

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    If you can boot from it(change bios), you can install.

    Hit Ctrl, Alt, delete after boot beep. got to bios.......select card to boot from.
     
  3. BR-549

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    If you have another OS on your system......ALWAYS disconnect those drives and install in isolation. Never put more than one OS on one disk.

    Never use a boot menu. If the primary OS BOOT gets corrupted......you will lose the other OS.

    Select the different OS.......thru bios.

    This will save you hours of frustration and re-installs.
     
  4. xox

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    How rare is a USB stick though? Leave it to Microsoft to fix a problem that didn't even exist. =D
     
  5. spinnaker

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    I thought this was common knowledge?

    You can also install unbuntu and pretty much every newer OS that way assuming your PC can boot from a flash drive.
     
  6. BR-549

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    I haven't done anything on a new laptop. But there has been more than once that I had to go into BIOS to boot with a thumb drive....let alone a flash card. I always get the old dogs.

    These annoyances have probably been resolved on the new stuff.

    I have no need of such but when I see joey's rig.....I think that would fit my lap just fine. Glad he doesn't show it off that much. She's a beauty.
     
  7. Robin Mitchell

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    Sorry, I should have said...

    You can install Windows 10 with a microSD card through an external USB card reader
     
  8. bertus

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    Hello,

    I think it would only work if the cardreader is seen as an usb drive and the SD card is made bootable.

    Bertus
     
  9. Robin Mitchell

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    and thats what I did :p
     
  10. xox

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    Yeah I hear you can do it with an external USB flag semaphore reader too (install times can be pretty insane though)
     
  11. Robin Mitchell

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