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    Default Gigabyte G1 z170 Gaming 7 motherboard.

    I read somewhere that there was a issue installing Windows through USB on new install?

    I ask because I really like this board and read when someone first installed the board they had a issue installing windows 7 & 8.1 on USB. He had to install OS on DVD? Any truth to this? I wanted this board and to install windows 10 through USB

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    Default Re: Gigabyte G1 z170 Gaming 7 motherboard.

    Gigabyte has Windows USB Installation Tool :

    http://download.gigabyte.eu/FileList...simagetool.zip
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    Smile Re: Gigabyte G1 z170 Gaming 7 motherboard.

    Installed W8.1 from usb stick on my Z170x Gaming 7 with sm951 m.2 ssd
    no problems at all.

    Did the W10 upgrade from W8.1

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    Default Re: Gigabyte G1 z170 Gaming 7 motherboard.

    Quote Originally Posted by stasio View Post
    Gigabyte has Windows USB Installation Tool :

    http://download.gigabyte.eu/FileList...simagetool.zip

    Hello and thanks for answering back.

    So if I buy this board I should use this tool I'll be ok for installing windows 10 a fresh install on a new gigabyte z170 gaming 7 board on a USB?

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    How do I use this tool???
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    Default Re: Gigabyte G1 z170 Gaming 7 motherboard.

    Quote Originally Posted by RetrogamerX View Post
    Hello and thanks for answering back.

    So if I buy this board I should use this tool I'll be ok for installing windows 10 a fresh install on a new gigabyte z170 gaming 7 board on a USB?

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    How do I use this tool???
    Believe you can only do a fresh Windows 10 install if you have a Windows 10 with a serialnumber!

    I had to do an Upgrade from my W8.1 oem version to W10.

    I used Rufus to install the Iso file onto the USB Stick, but there are other programs as well.

    https://rufus.akeo.ie/?locale=en_US
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    Default Re: Gigabyte G1 z170 Gaming 7 motherboard.

    Quote Originally Posted by polypenko View Post
    Believe you can only do a fresh W10 instal if you have a Windows 10 with a serialnumber.

    I had to do an Upgrade from my 8.1 oem version.

    I used Rufus to install the Iso file onto the USB Stick, but there are other programs as well.

    I want to do a fresh install of wins 10 on gigabyte gaming 7. I did a fresh install of windows 10 on my EVGA z170 Stinger with USB no problem. So your saying a fresh install of Windows 10 through USB wont work on this gigabyte board?? Should I get a DVD windows 10 disc. Would that work?
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    Default Re: Gigabyte G1 z170 Gaming 7 motherboard.

    No I'm only saying that you need a W10 version with a genuine serialnumber.

    I had a Windows 8.1 version which only allows to upgrade to W10, but I cannot do a clean W10 install with my W8.1 serial!

    So install on a usb stick should be no probelm at all, provided you have a W10 serialnumber and not an upgrade version.

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    Default Re: Gigabyte G1 z170 Gaming 7 motherboard.

    Quote Originally Posted by polypenko View Post
    No I'm only saying that you need a W10 version with a genuine serialnumber.

    I had a Windows 8.1 version which only allows to upgrade to W10, but I cannot do a clean W10 install with my W8.1 serial!

    So install on a usb stick should be no probelm at all, provided you have a W10 serialnumber and not an upgrade version.
    Yes I'll have a real serial number. Cheers.
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    Default Re: Gigabyte G1 z170 Gaming 7 motherboard.

    Once you upgrade to Windows 10 and it gets activated you then can do a clean install of Windows 10, on that same machine, without entering a serial number, the clean install will be automatically activated. You have to do the upgrade first and it has to get activated before you can do a clean install. When you upgrade and Windows 10 gets activated the Microsoft servers remember that machine and when you later do a clean install of Windows 10 on that same machine you just skip entering the serial number during the install process and Windows 10 will automatically activate probably within minutes depending to how busy the Microsoft servers are. I've done this 3 times in the last month. I used Microsoft's MediaCreationToolx64.exe to download Windows 10, this download allows you to upgrade or clean install. This way I only had to do one download not 3. Microsoft said it would work and it does. If you have a working USB2 port then the upgrade and/or clean install off a USB stick should work.

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