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Win10 IoT Enterprise LTSC Boot from USB device RRS feed

  • Question

  • I know that this question is on Windows 10 LTSC, not on Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry, but, probably the same problem could rise up also for WE81I.

    A customer of mine has built this hardware:

    -          Intel SDM – Z8350

    • CPU Intel Atom x5-Z8350 Intel Cherry Trail Z8350 1.44GHz
    • eMMC onboard 32GB
    • DDR3L onboard 2GB
    • USB3-port
    • Other hardware: HDMI, LAN, Wifi, etc…  

    -          Microchip USB2660 with two MicroSD-Port that are managed as two USB-Port.

    The goal is to install Win10 IoT Enterprise LTSC on a MicroSD and to boot from this device.

    When I boot with my USB-key with the ISO of Win10- LTSC, I only see as destination the internal Disk.

    How can I create & format partitions on the SD to see it in the list of the installable volumes?

    I have seen that for “Windows To Go” solution Microsoft recognizes only some USB-keys. It is possible that there are only “certified-SDs” recognized as “fixed” and not “removable” devices ?

    I already tried to use “MediaCreationTool1909, but I received Error Code: 0x80190193 – 0x90019.


    Beppe Platania Windows Embedded MVP http://blog.bepseng.it

    Wednesday, December 18, 2019 11:36 AM

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  • The firmware has to register the SD device as a hard drive. For example, the MinnowBoard Max supports microSD cards as hard drives. The firmware for MinnowBoard Max can be found on Tiano site.  Sveral companies are using eMMC drives with Apollo lake processors. eMMC drives are mapped the same way.

    FYI - I am not a fan of SD/microSD as Windows boot devices because they tend to have short life cycle.


    Sean Liming - Book Author: Starter Guide Windows 10 IoT Enterprise - www.annabooks.com / www.seanliming.com

    Thursday, December 19, 2019 5:04 PM
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