Windows 10: Windows 10 64bit reinstall on 32bit UEFI Only PC

  1.    18 Mar 2016 #1

    Windows 10 64bit reinstall on 32bit UEFI Only PC


    Yes, I know that I cannot install 64 bit Windows on a 32 bit CPU. The PC has a 64 bit CPU but a 32 bit UEFI. This was a cheap PC-on-a-stick that was on sale for black friday for $70. I tested OSes on it but now I want to reinstall Windows. I have a Windows recovery disk, but when I try to install, it says that my disk is too small (Its 32GB). Can anyone help?
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  2.    18 Mar 2016 #2

    You can normally only install 32bit OS as the bootloader is 32bit.

    You may need to create a 32bit usb installation stick to reinstall.

    More significantly perhaps you may need some special drivers not in standard MS isos. What OS do you have at the moment, and how did you create the recovery disk?
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  3.    18 Mar 2016 #3

    Currently, the drive was formatted. I made a recovery drive before doing anything to the device. I made the vanilla install from my main PC. The recovery drive will not install because it claims the ssd is too small. The vanilla installer will only install in 32 bit mode.
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  4.    18 Mar 2016 #4

    Have you tried deleting all the partitions from the memory and then using the recovery drive on the unallocated space?
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  5.    19 Mar 2016 #5

    Yup.
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  6.    19 Mar 2016 #6

    Hi there

    What about switching off UEFI (boot in BIOS / Legacy mode) --If the CPU is 64 bit capable then it should be able to Boot. Change the boot disk though to MBR (i.e non GPT).

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  7.    19 Mar 2016 #7

    It does not have legacy mode. :/ It makes everything harder. It is the Lenovo Stick 300, levovo's copy of the Intel compute Stick.
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