Question New Windows 10 booting from USB failing

opel65

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Hi fellow members,

I encountered a problem when trying do a format using a USB.

I used a program called Rufus to create a USB with Windows 10 on it. I chose the type of Partition Scheme GPT.
The USB booted fine and I was in the partition selection menu - I deleted the files on the main partition to clear up space to then install a fresh OS on there.
Although I wasn't able to go through with it because the partition is of the MBR type.

So I went back to Rufus and remade the USB to the MBR type, but now I'm unable to boot from the USB and the computer goes instantly to System recovery mode. I've set the boot order to pick USB first but it still doesn't find it as it did with GPT type.

Could anyone help me with this issue?
 

SinplySeven

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Try following this link from a Microsoft: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/manufacture/desktop/windows-setup-installing-using-the-mbr-or-gpt-partition-style

And for more specific instructions on converting MBR to GPT: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/storage/disk-management/change-an-mbr-disk-into-a-gpt-disk

This is a common issue when reinstalling Windows in general. I always delete all partitions and then install Windows. If an error appears I open command prompt and do the disk part process t convert the partition table.

Here is a great article from How To Geek that explains the differences: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.howtogeek.com/193669/whats-the-difference-between-gpt-and-mbr-when-partitioning-a-drive/amp/
 

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