Q: Windows 10 Can't Install on a USB Flash Drive

My Get Windows 10 Installer says Windows 10 is Downloading as it has said for the last few days.  If I click on Check Progress it tries to install and I get the message about can't install on USB Flash drive.  I don't have any USB devices attached.  My machine is an Lenova Yoga 2 with SSD drive.  When I look at Windows Installer it appears that the upgrade is fully downloaded (2712 mb) and when I click on install I again get the same msg, Can't Install on a USB Flash Drive.  What gives?



The problem my lie with a SSD, try the following:

open regedit from run box.

change the value of PortableOperatingSystem in regedit HK_Local_Machine/System/CurrentControlSet/Control/ from 1 to 0

Reload setup

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