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  1. #71


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by benko View Post
    Just a quick note, NTFS is not possible with GPT partition scheme for UEFI, Rufus refuses to make those settings. It is only possible with MBR partition scheme for UEFI/BIOS.

    Will report how installation passed, will do it in a few days.
    Your likely better off going fat32 and following the tutorial as written to guaranty it will work. My motherboard can handle booting from the NTFS thumb drive with UEFI but it appears a lot of them can't. Everything you read tells you to use fat32 to install with UEFI so I'd go that way. I just did things the way I always did them in the past and it actually worked. I didn't read up on it until I was told you couldn't do it with the thumb drive formatted as NTFS. This UEFI stuff is all new to me.

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  2. #72


    OK, installed Windows 8.1, MUCH better than Win8, way to go MS!

    So made bootable USB with Rufus, GPT partition scheme with UEFI compatible, FAT32 format.

    Not all drivers have been installed correctly(but mostly worked, including WiFi), but I have manually download all of them earlier, so no issues here.

    One thing bothers me, watermark at the bottom, it says 9600 build, Secureboot isn't configured correctly, I have tried removing t using this tut, but still same, so any idea would help
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  3. #73


    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by benko View Post
    OK, installed Windows 8.1, MUCH better than Win8, way to go MS!

    So made bootable USB with Rufus, GPT partition scheme with UEFI compatible, FAT32 format.

    Not all drivers have been installed correctly(but mostly worked, including WiFi), but I have manually download all of them earlier, so no issues here.

    One thing bothers me, watermark at the bottom, it says 9600 build, Secureboot isn't configured correctly, I have tried removing t using this tut, but still same, so any idea would help
    1)Set Secure Boot to ENABLED.

    2) Activate Windows.

    Watermark will gone.
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  4. #74


    Hmm, f I activate Windows no, will I be able to activate it again for about a month, when I wil install official 8.1 for public ?

    Enableing secure boot is not an option since I have plans to install Fedora.
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