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I can't install windows 10 technical preview from usb stick


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I downloaded the windows 10 technical preview iso and then I burned it to a usb stick using my macbook pro's Boot Camp Assistant.

The problem is that when I am trying to use it on my sony vaio vgn-fw12z laptop (I had set in the bios to boot first from usb) I only get a blinking cursor.

Any ideas?

Thank you.

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  • 2 weeks later...

Windows 10 is UEFI _WX   just like OSX.

has to be installed on GUID.

I think Windows 10 only install from DVD ,unless you upgrade or burn to usb with windows to make it bootable.

you need to install on 2nd drive, OSX first.


2 or 3 options

1: Try to convert ISO to cdr and burn it.

2: copy ISO to usb and burn to dvd with windows PC

3: get a copy of Win_XP portable.

I have a usb with  win XP portable >  saved me  many times.

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If you have a working Mac OS X machine and DVD burner, get a copy of Simply Burns (Mac) or whatever you use, and burn the ISO direct to dvd as per attached example. Alternately get a friend to make the usb or dvd installer on their machine, maybe? 


1. On the Simply Burns 'Starting Points' screen choose Burn Image.  SB_iso1.tiff

2. Select your ISO image and DVD burner and click Burn.   SB_iso.tiff


 Good luck.

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