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00sherman00

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Hi, I recently built a computer and am not able to boot into the windows setup so that I can install the software. I can load into the BIOS fine, but when I go to the boot menu and select my flash drive partition (windows 10 iso, exFAT), it does not do anything: it sends me right back to the boot options. This is a gigabyte b250m-ds3h motherboard. I'm wondering what settings, options I have so that I can properly install windows.
 

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How exactly did you create the usb install disk? Did you use the media creation tool?
It would also help if you listed ALL of your exact system specs; ie exact cpu, exact ram, exact pw supply, etc, etc. Do not post "500W pw supply" Post the exact brand and model# Do that for all of your parts.
 

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I was not able to use the media creation tool, as I was on OSX. I downloaded the ISO, reformatted the drive to exFAT, and dragged the ISO into it. I figured it still may be an issue that I used a Mac for the download.
 

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That is your problem. Use the MS media creation tool to make the bootable usb.
BTW you cannot just copy an iso to a flash drive. You must use a tool to create the bootable drive from an iso. Rufus will do this, linux can create a bootable drive, OR the ms media creation tool.
Some of the very high end motherboards will do this for you. The Asus ROG series has this option in the bios however with a B250 chipset board, you would not have this option.
 
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