How to install Windows in UEFI mode

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The following procedure refers to installation of Windows 8.1/10, in UEFI mode only!
For installing Windows in Legacy mode please refer to How to install Windows in Legacy mode.

Preparing bootable USB drive

  1. Download Rufus application from: Rufus
  2. Connect USB drive to any computer. Make sure to disconnect all other USB mass storage devices.
  3. Run Rufus application and configure it as described in the screenshot:
    Rufus app windows uefi mode 1.png
    Warning! Everything on the destination disk will be overwritten.
  4. Choose the Windows installation media image:
    Rufus app windows uefi mode 2.png
  5. Press Start button to proceed.
  6. Wait until completion.
  7. Disconnect the USB drive.

Installing Windows on Phoenix BIOS systems

  1. On the target PC set USB to be the first boot device in the boot order (BIOS defaults).
  2. Connect the prepared bootable USB drive to the target PC and boot from it.
  3. Press F5 during boot until the One-Time-Boot menu appears.
  4. Browse to the Main -> Boot Features menu and set the CSM Support setting to No.
  5. Press F10 and Yes to save the changes, and Exit.
  6. Press F5 during boot until the One Time Boot menu appears.
  7. Choose the USB HDD option from the list of bootable devices.
  8. Windows installation process will start.

Installing Windows on AMI BIOS systems

Coming soon ...


See also

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