I'm having trouble performing a fresh install of Windows 10 on an recent mobo + cpu upgrade. The hardware is a MSI X570-A Pro motherboard + Ryzen 5 & 16GB (2x8) modules of DDR4. I have tried to install it onto both an older SATA spin drive (Samsung HD103UJ) and a more contemporary Samsung SSD 840 Evo. I'm creating the windows 10 boot image on my Macbook via the terminal by following these instructions - link The USB stick boots fine, Windows 10 installer starts, and I go down the path of a new install. I select the HDD and delete the partitions so there's just unallocated space and click "next" where it pauses for a moment presumably setting up the new partitions. Displayed is the screen next is where the windows files begin loading, however a few moments after showing 0% I get one of two errors: (1) "Windows could not prepare the computer to boot into the next phase of installation", or (2) "Unexpected error. Verify that the installation sources are accessible, and restart the installation" I've tried a bunch of things but can't get past this error: - alternated SATA ports on the motherboard to try both SATA controllers - flashed the BIOS to the latest stable update - set BIOS to defaults - SATA mode set to AHCI in the BIOS - Boot mode set to UEFI (as opposed to CSM, but still get above errors with both) - unplugged anything unnecessary - tried different USB ports for the bootable USB Windows 10 image - only the one SATA HDD plugged in, which I am trying to install onto Any ideas?