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I have Windows 10 Install on a DVD disc. Since I am building a new system and want to know after setting up the hardware with NVMe only, when I proceed to the Windows installation part, do I need to use a Flash USB drive instead of from the DVD drive?
 
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...not that I know of. Or at least I've taken that flash drive iso and successfully run off of a DVD. If you actually have an optical drive I don't see why you couldn't use the disk. Just gonna be much bigger updates from the older installer.

I dunno... if it were me I'd just use the tool to create an up-to-date installation drive. Hopefully save a little time later
 
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Another vote for the USB drive? Unless you have tons of blank DVDs laying around and no USB drive you can do for this, I see no reason not to create an up to date USB drive.
 
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Create a new USB Windows 10 drive from Here, only use the most current build: https://www.techpowerup.com/forums/threads/download-windows-10-esd.216164/

Be sure to scroll down to get Decrypter.
You do know that there's an easier way, right? Just download the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool and it does it for you. It downloads the appropriate files, decrypts them, and makes the installation media for you whether it be a USB Flash Drive or an ISO file to be later burned to a DVD.

Also, why use that instead of just downloading the Windows 10 Media Creation tool and letting that do all the work with like 3 clicks?
Crap, you got to what I was going to say first.
 
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I always go with the usb flash type, creating it with Win10 Media Creation Tool.
Always getting the latest version this way.
 
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HOW DO I KNOW OP's IS OLD?

Omission in the mission statement.

Is 1909 available with the Media Creation Tool yet?
 
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No. Windows 10 will install perfectly fine from a DVD drive. It'll take about 5 to 10 minutes longer but should otherwise be identical.
So, installing from DVD onto a NMVe will work, could you confirm that?

HOW DO I KNOW OP's IS OLD?

Omission in the mission statement.

Is 1909 available with the Media Creation Tool yet?
True , mine is 1903, from the previous media creator tool. Is there a new one available from Microsoft?

You do know that there's an easier way, right? Just download the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool and it does it for you. It downloads the appropriate files, decrypts them, and makes the installation media for you whether it be a USB Flash Drive or an ISO file to be later burned to a DVD.


Crap, you got to what I was going to say first.
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True , mine is 1903, from the previous media creator tool. Is there a new one available from Microsoft?
Because you did not state 1903 in your opening, it could be a DVD from 1503. Small details help.

If you are inclined, you could skip to 1909, using the link provided in POST #3.

Do what is in your comfort level. Nothing wrong with 1903.

I find the USB easier.
 

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They updated the link to the 1909 tool, but not the words on the page yet.
Dear Microsoft, stop f'in with the public and please maintain your Web spaces accordingly....

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@newtekie1 : Thank you.

@newtekie1 : What made you press the link after you read May?
 
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DVD...I've had trouble getting Windows to install via UEFI/GPT.
USB...defaults to UEFI/GPT and it's much, much faster.

I use USB because...it has no downsides.


If DVD defaults to MBR, installing on NVMe will be difficult. You might have to go into the BIOS and figure out how to UEFI: DVD boot it. If my past experience is anything to go by, your mileage may vary doing that.


I bought a 32 GB San Disk USB3 stick that I use exclusively for Windows 10 installs. Never has a problem and I update it when I know Microsoft released a big update.
 
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What made you press the link after you read May?
I was at work needed the tool to create a new flash drive, I didn't care if it was 1903(in fact I preferred it), but then noticed that it downloaded 1909. Luckily I had a 1903 tool on my home computer.
 
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Can't believe how Asus overlooks this minor procedure in their manual.

I'm installing the M.2 drive. On the Z390-F motherboard it comes with a heatsink, underneath it is a pad. And on the pad there is a plastic cover, it says remove it. Do I remove the whole thing including the pad or just the plastic cover?
 
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