Windows 10: Install Windows 10 in Uefi Mode.

  1.    27 Jun 2017 #1

    Install Windows 10 in Uefi Mode.

    I am wondering if I can install windows 10 creator's update on my new hp laptop, I have it on usb, in uefi mode. The reason I ask is that my older laptop, also an hp did not allow me to install via eufi, but in legacy only. I think it has something to do with oem windows baked in to the bios.

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    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1803 Build 17134.285 and W10 Insider Build 18234
       27 Jun 2017 #2

    If you are sure your warranty will not be affected you could do a clean install which will remove all partitions and reformat the hard drive. Follow the details in this tutorial: Clean Install Windows 10
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  3.    27 Jun 2017 #3

    Assuming your new laptop came with Win 10, it's a fair assumption it's already configured for UEFI/GPT.

    Look at your Disk Management:
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    If you see a Fat32 100Mb EFI partition, then you're already using UEFI.

    If you are already running Win 10, you can simply wait for the upgrade. Note we recommend the routine use of disk imaging (e.g. Macrium reflect (free)) so you can recover from many problems, and updating the image before major changes such as upgrading.
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  4.    27 Jun 2017 #4

    Actually you are right, but I did a fresh install with my flash drive, thus removing pen system. I am currently installing with uefi enabled. It seems to be working.

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  5.    27 Jun 2017 #5

    OK all done. Now the next step is to see if I can get ubuntu 17.04 to dual boot? Will give an update for those interested.

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