My situation is that I just unboxed and plugged in my new Framework Laptop DIY Edition (12th Gen Intel® Core™). Unboxing was great, but now to install Windows it says I need a Windows machine and an 8GB USB key.
Well the reason that I bought this in the first place is that my Windows machine is broken. I can probably use my son’s fancy tower gaming machine, though, if I ask nice.
I don’t have any USB keys lying around (do most people??). I guess I could go out and buy one.
Does this really mean just “a USB storage device with at least 8GB of free space”? Because I do have both the HDD and SSD from my broken Windows machine in USB external containers, and they have free space. Can I just use one of those? Or does the process destroy existing stuff on the USB device, and I should just (sigh) drive to Best Buy or something?
Thanks for any advice!