Hi. As the title says. I am trying to make a bootable UEFI USB stick.
For example, I want to clean install Windows 10 Pro 64bit. I have updated my PC to Win 10, but now would like to clean install having activated my update,
I have used the Microsoft Media Creation Tool and created a Windows 10 64bit USB stick. But I cannot boot from it. When I restart my PC I press F8 and select the UEFI Sandisk 32 GB USB stick from the menu, it simply boots into the BIOS.
Can someone please guide me through, step by step,as to what I need to do, both in creating the USB stick in the first place (assuming I have done it wrong), plus what setting I need enabled or disabled in the BIOS.
FWIW. My PC will UEFI boot into Windows normally, I just want to boot into UEFI mode from a USB stick.
Still no joy creating a working bootable UEFI USB stick.
I have found that I cannot create a working USB UEFI stick at all. I have tried several programs, the latest being Macrium Reflect disk imaging software. The USB sticks appear to be created OK, but I just can't get the UEFI BIOS to boot from them!
I am using Windows 10 64bit Pro and successfully UEFI boot into that no problem at all. What settings do I need to enable in my UEFI BIOS to enable me to boot form my UEFI USB stick?
Currently I hit F8 on boot and select the UEFI USB stick form the list. Every time it just throws me to the BIOS set-up screen. Even from there, if I select the Boot Override option and select the USB stick, it still throws me back to the BIOS set-up screen.
JemTheWire wrote: Thanks. I don't have an issue making the USB, it is just that when I have made them, I can't get my PC to boot UEFI from them.
I have used this tool, with the same end result. USB created but no boot.
have been looking for ways to do this as well, tried doing it on windows 7 os and it does work using "winsetupfromusb" auto format using fbinst i have seen that it will only work on 64 bit system maybe its because of windows 10 os that i have trying to create it with thats why i am being thrown to the bios because using windows 7 iso that i have i was able to boot uefi usb and complete the clean install not sure though i will try looking for a 64bit win10 iso and send an update here hope this helps.. cheers
just had it done it seems like the usb i am using is the culprit
here is what i did
-get to the bios setup -backup pk kek db dbx -deleted pk -disabled secure boot -enabled csm -create bootable usb via winsetupfrom usb tool -"note tried it before using transcend usb and cant get it to work" -use sandisk usb -open CMD admin -diskpart (type it then enter) -list disk (type it then enter) "look for your usb" -select disk (X) your usb (type it then enter) example "select disk 1" (type it then enter) -clean (type it then enter) -create partition primary (type it then enter) -format fs=FAT32 (type it then enter) -exit (type it then enter) -exit (type it then enter) exit CMD -open winsetupfromusb -select usb -tick auto format it with fbinst -leave settings as it is -tick box for windows vista 7 8 10 etc -click box with dots to browse for the iso -optional tick log to see what happening -click go and follow the prompt until it is done
-plug in usb to your pc -boot UEFI USB you made
when i was on the setup its that the drive is on GPT etc... blah blah blah
press and hold SHIFT + F10
CMD will open -diskpart (type it then enter) -list disk (type it then enter) -select disk (X) your HDD/SSD (type it then enter) example: "select disk 0" (type it then enter) -clean (type it then enter) -convert GPT (type it then enter) -exit (type it then enter) -exit cmd
back to the setup create a partition as what you like you will notice that warning that of a GPT blah blah blah is gone now continue with a clean install
WARNING command clean will delete your whole Drive that is selected and that includes partitions that might have Files on it
DONE HOPE THIS HELPS WHEN SOMEONE OF SAME ISSUE SAW THIS POST CHEEEERSSS....