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  1.    22 Jan 2017 #11
    Join Date : Jun 2015
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    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10

    A bootable USB stick

    you can not just copy media files to USB - the USB has to be set as "Active" to be bootable

    Diskpart
    list disk
    select disk # (# being disk number assigned to USB stick)
    Active
    exit
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  2.    22 Jan 2017 #12
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Posts : 43
    Windows 10 pro
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by Kyhi View Post
    A bootable USB stick
    I have no problem booting from USB(either Windows 10 or Dell's windows recovery image).

    This is how my diskpart looks like
    Shared album - Leo G - Google Photos
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  3.    22 Jan 2017 #13
    Join Date : Dec 2016
    Posts : 49
    Windows 10

    Quote Originally Posted by lepa71 View Post
    Everything looks normal and recovery finishes fine, but it doesn't want boot from newly created system partition.
    How to fix the Windows 10 bootloader.

    Look at post #24 in this thread: How do I restore w10 bootloader? dual boot with ubuntu on separate hdd
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  4.    22 Jan 2017 #14
    Join Date : Dec 2016
    Posts : 49
    Windows 10

    Quote Originally Posted by Kyhi View Post
    A bootable USB stick

    you can not just copy media files to USB - the USB has to be set as "Active" to be bootable

    Diskpart
    list disk
    select disk # (# being disk number assigned to USB stick)
    Active
    exit
    UEFI mode do not use boot sectors and do not require active partition to be set.

    EDIT: 32-bit UEFI firmware: As long as the USB flash drive is FAT32 formatted and has \efi\boot\bootia32.efi file, it should be UEFI bootable. 64-bit UEFI firmware: As long as the USB flash drive is FAT32 formatted and has \efi\boot\bootx64.efi file, it should be UEFI bootable.

    How to create a bootable USB flash drive from the Windows 10 ISO image file, that only works with UEFI mode

    - Connect your USB flash drive.
    - Format the USB flash drive to FAT32 file system (see screenshot below). The default "Allocation unit size" setting is automatically detected, so do not change the setting.
    - Right-click the Windows 10 ISO image file and choose "Mount". If you donít see mount command from the context menu, go to "Open with" > "Windows Explorer" instead.
    - Copy the files and folders from the mounted Windows 10 ISO image file to the USB flash drive.

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  5.    22 Jan 2017 #15
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Posts : 43
    Windows 10 pro
    Thread Starter

    I don't have a problem with bootable USB drive. I have both Windows 10 instalation and Dell's windows image recovery. Both booting up fine under UEFI mode.

    I have a problem with Windows 10 booting after install in UEFI mode.


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  6.    05 Feb 2017 #16
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Posts : 43
    Windows 10 pro
    Thread Starter

    I tried pretty much everything. Do you guys think Dell did something "special"? I can't even install standard Windows 10 in UEFI.

    Do you think I can restore images directly?
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    This is the root of Dell's windows recovery iso.
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    Thanks
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  7.    05 Feb 2017 #17
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 920
    Windows 10 Pro

    I have not seen anything special from Dell to prevent normal install of win10 UEFI mode. How long do you give it at that Dell logo? Do you have any USB drives plugged in.
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  8.    05 Feb 2017 #18
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    Windows 10 pro
    Thread Starter

    I waited an hour and yes USB drive was plugged in.
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  9.    06 Feb 2017 #19
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    Windows 10 pro
    Thread Starter

    Any other suggestions?
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  10.    06 Feb 2017 #20
    Join Date : Jun 2015
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    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10

    I can't even install standard Windows 10 in UEFI.
    I have a problem with Windows 10 booting after install in UEFI mode.
    There is a BIG difference between INSTALL and BOOTING...

    You say both Win10 and Dell Recovery USB's are Bootable...
    And it also appears you are saying that you can INSTALL windows..

    So does one now have to assume that after installation - the OS is not bootable???
    Or does the OS bsod upon booting???

    You have the Dell Images - the Install*.swm files are the OS and the Boot.wim is actually the winRE.wim
    Those Images a designed to work with recovery media... But I also see you are missing certain files in that directory..

    Did your Dell come with Win8, 8.1 or 10 ??

    And what are the actual messages you are getting...
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