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Shiellsyboy
Journeyman III

Keep getting a media driver is missing

I’m new to this have just built my first pc but have only come across one issue and that’s when I try to download windows from my flash drive it just comes up with a media driver your computer needs is missing anyone know what I should do I’m really struggling I’ve been trying everything i can see online but nothing seems to work for me 

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Justifier
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You need to go into your Bios, press F8 (or w.e your specific bios options directs you to do to get to the media device options), change boot order to your USB first.

You should also be able to select it by spamming F8 when you first power on your computer to change it for that one boot

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Just done that there but when I get to the windows setup it still comes up with media drivers missing

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Justifier
Challenger

did you ever initialize the drive you're trying to install windows on in Computer Management?

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no I haven’t done that do I have to put the flash drive into my laptop to access that or can I access that from my new pc (without windows)

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Justifier
Challenger

(note* by terminal, I mean command prompt, it's just what they call the newer version on Windows 11)

mmm you should be able to do it without Windows, by accessing the terminal, going to Diskpart, listing the disks, selecting the new one, then initializing it there.

The issue is that they (windows) are making it harder and harder to access the Terminal when you're installing because there are ways to get around having to log into Microsoft when installing there which they don't want people to be able to do. (Windows 11) as long as you are installing Windows 10 though you get to the terminal by pressing 

How to Open CMD (Command Prompt) at Boot Screen in Windows 10 (techviral.net)

How to Initialize the Disk in Windows 11 - YouTube

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