1.    18 Sep 2017 #1
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    UEFI install with Windows 10 1703 32bit


    I got my ISO directly from msdn, its a 32bit Windows 10(1703 update)

    Now I am having trouble getting into OOBE, it would always throw me an error "Windows could not complete the installation"

    I tried different solutions I found online, enabling the admin account and giving it a password. Manually launching oobe(just goes into an infinite loading loop). Setting min password length to 0 and complexity to disabled.

    Maybe an autoattend would help here but I can't find nor know how to make one for a UEFI based install.
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  2.    18 Sep 2017 #2
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    Quote Originally Posted by badogski29 View Post
    I got my ISO directly from msdn, its a 32bit Windows 10(1703 update)

    Now I am having trouble getting into OOBE, it would always throw me an error "Windows could not complete the installation"

    I tried different solutions I found online, enabling the admin account and giving it a password. Manually launching oobe(just goes into an infinite loading loop). Setting min password length to 0 and complexity to disabled.

    Maybe an autoattend would help here but I can't find nor know how to make one for a UEFI based install.
    You cannot install Windows 32bit in UEFI mode.

    The exception is some tablets or hybrids that have special bootloaders that will install as 32bit uefi. The converse is these devices cannot install 64bit even if cpu is 64bit capable.

    Thus in simple terms a device is either 32bit or 64bit UEFI capable but cannot be changed.
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  3.    18 Sep 2017 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by cereberus View Post
    You cannot install Windows 32bit in UEFI mode.

    The exception is some tablets or hybrids that have special bootloaders that will install as 32bit uefi. The converse is these devices cannot install 64bit even if cpu is 64bit capable.

    Thus in simple terms a device is either 32bit or 64bit UEFI capable but cannot be changed.
    Weird this came with win8 uefi. Is that restriction only for win10? What if i went to 8 first then go to 10?
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  4.    18 Sep 2017 #4
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    Is there a reason your going 32 bit instead of 64 bit? Was the original install Windows 8 32 bit or 8 64 bit?
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  5.    18 Sep 2017 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by badogski29 View Post
    Weird this came with win8 uefi. Is that restriction only for win10? What if i went to 8 first then go to 10?
    Dame for Windows 8 unless device had special 32bit bootloader eg tablet.
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