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Can USB be reused after install

  1. #31


    San Jose - California
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    Quote Originally Posted by visruth View Post
    thanks for that alpha,
    So BIOS decides that, means it depend on BIOS , if uefi boot device option is to be down when the USB is NTFS formatted for Windows installation, right?

    windows 7 usb tool have no other additional option for formatting, only NTFS ?
    Earlier version of UEFI will only boot with FAT32, later version will accept either. For compatibility, you should format as FAT32.
    To create a FAT32 USB, use: Rufus - Create bootable USB drives the easy way

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  2. #32


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by visruth View Post
    thanks for that alpha,
    So BIOS decides that, means it depend on BIOS , if uefi boot device option is to be down when the USB is NTFS formatted for Windows installation, right?

    windows 7 usb tool have no other additional option for formatting, only NTFS ?
    Yes the BIOS has to support NTFS for UEFI install. The Windows 7 DVD Download tool doesn't give you an option to chose FAT32. You pick your ISO file and your destination drive and that's it. I used Rufus to create the thumb drive I use on my Wife's Acer laptop.
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  3. #33


    India
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    Win 8.1 Update x64


    Ok, thanks topgun, alpha :thumbup:
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