Create UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive

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UEFI Bootable Flash Drive Issues

Rufus UEFI Bootable USB

I finally purchased a new laptop and of course it came with Windows Home pre-installed. I want to test out Windows Enterprise so I need to make a bootable USB flash drive with the Windows 10 Enterprise on it. I’ve used RUFUS for years to create bootable USB flash drives so without thinking I let it run with the defaults. Turns out with the new computers the BIOS is set to UEFI as default and the USB flash drive did not boot. After a little research I found information on which settings to use for RUFUS and there is a Microsoft tool specifically for creating UEFI bootable USB flash drives. The links to booth tools are below as well as to some really good how to guides for using both tools.

Microsoft Windows USB/DVD Download Tool

RUFUS

Creating Windows UEFI Boot-Stick in Windows by Thomas Krenn

How to install Windows 10 from USB with UEFI support by Windows Central

Author: Logan Bingham

Designing IT solutions for 20 years.

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