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  1.    08 Nov 2017 #1
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    Linux Mint 18.1

    How to install and run Windows 10 on Linux Mint


    I am trying to download and run Windows 10 instead of my current operating system Linux Mint.

    I bought windows 10 and proceeded to download the .iso file. I wrote the .iso file onto a FAT32 flashdrive but it won't install or run. Nothing but Linux programs show up in the boot order (using Grub).
    Also I can't download the windows media creation tool, when I try it takes me to the .iso download page telling me that it doesn't work on my operating system (which might not matter anyway).
    Please help!
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  2.    08 Nov 2017 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2016
    Crewe Cheshire
    Posts : 1,635
    windows 10

    Welcome to the forum. How did you write the iso to disk did you use software or it wontboot and have you set your pc to boot from DVD?
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  3.    08 Nov 2017 #3
    Join Date : Jul 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro

    If your computer's BIOS is legacy BIOS, the FAT32 partition on the USB flash drive must also be marked as ACTIVE in order for it to show up in the boot options menu. Also, you say you wrote the ISO file to the flash drive. Did you write just the single ISO file to it, or did you copy all the files and folders contained within the ISO file to the flash drive? You should have copied all the files and folders contained within the ISO file to the flash drive - not the single ISO file itself.
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  4.    08 Nov 2017 #4
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    New Jersey
    Posts : 1,569
    Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64 Creators Update

    You should also run the clean command and setup the drive with Diskpart.

    You need to wipe that Linux code.

    Then, after you get the usb stick created properly, use the boot menu (not the Bios) to choose the usb stick to boot from.
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  5.    09 Nov 2017 #5
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    Linux Mint 18.1
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    Quote Originally Posted by Samuria View Post
    Welcome to the forum. How did you write the iso to disk did you use software or it wontboot and have you set your pc to boot from DVD?
    I wrote the .iso file to the USB by right clicking on the .iso and selecting "Make bootable USB stick" and selecting the correct USB. I don't know how to set my pc to boot from DVD. Thank you for the welcome btw!
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  6.    09 Nov 2017 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    If your computer's BIOS is legacy BIOS, the FAT32 partition on the USB flash drive must also be marked as ACTIVE in order for it to show up in the boot options menu. Also, you say you wrote the ISO file to the flash drive. Did you write just the single ISO file to it, or did you copy all the files and folders contained within the ISO file to the flash drive? You should have copied all the files and folders contained within the ISO file to the flash drive - not the single ISO file itself.
    How do I change the partition of the USB to active? I can't find that option when looking at it's properties or format. I wrote the .iso file to the USB by right clicking on the .iso and selecting "Make bootable USB stick" and selecting the correct USB.
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  7.    09 Nov 2017 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
    You should also run the clean command and setup the drive with Diskpart.
    You need to wipe that Linux code.
    Then, after you get the usb stick created properly, use the boot menu (not the Bios) to choose the usb stick to boot from.
    Isn't Diskpart a Windows Tool? How do I use that if I'm using Linux? Also how do I properly create the USB if I don't have an OS to do it on?
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  8.    10 Nov 2017 #8
    Join Date : Jul 2014
    San Jose, California
    Posts : 2,238
    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64

    Here's the steps:
    Boot up Linux mint. Open a terminal and type:

    su - root ===> enter password
    lshw ===> list of devices: hd's, cd, usb etc... and look for the dev id of the USB ex: /dev/sdd
    fdisk /dev/sdd =====> assuming your USB is /dev/sdd
    a =====> mark Active
    1 ===> Partition 1 is selected
    w =-==> Update
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  9.    11 Nov 2017 #9
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    New Jersey
    Posts : 1,569
    Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64 Creators Update

    Quote Originally Posted by InNeedOfHelp View Post
    Isn't Diskpart a Windows Tool? How do I use that if I'm using Linux? Also how do I properly create the USB if I don't have an OS to do it on?
    You want to get rid of Linux yes ? And you are still using it as your operating system yes ? So use it to do the following.

    Download and create the usb stick or dvd when you download the windows 10 Iso file from here. Download Windows 10

    Just read and do what it tells you to do. If you want to create a dvd installer, then just save the W10 Iso file then create the dvd afterwards, if you want to create a usb installer, then just follow the directions in the 1st tutorial I listed.

    Read these tutorials, they tell you everything you need to know.

    As already stated, you can't just write or copy the Iso file to the usb stick, it has to be done with a program to make it bootable, just follow the directions in the Download Windows 10 Tutorial.


    DISKPART : At PC Startup - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Partition or Volume - Create New - Windows 7 Help Forums

    If you want to create a DVD installer, just use this simple program. And burn the dvd at the slowest possible speed. Once you have the dvd in the dvd burner it will give you several burning speed options, just use the slowest. (very important)

    Free ISO Burner
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  10.    11 Nov 2017 #10
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    San Jose, California
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    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64

    @AddRAM
    The problem is he does not have a PC running Windows. If he clicks on the link you gave above, in LINUX, he only has one choice ie. to download the ISO only, not the same as in Windows that will prompt you if you want to create a bootable USB.
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