[SOLVED] Windows 10 USB not displaying for boot

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[Jonathan_C_Linux]
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[SOLVED] Windows 10 USB not displaying for boot

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I’m trying to reinstall Windows 10 for older game software compatibility. I plan on dual booting Mint 19.1 once Windows is installed. I have downloaded the ISO from Microsoft and burned it on a USB. The format is NTFS and the iso was properly burned. But in the UEFI settings the USB drive isn’t displayed and I don’t know how to boot from a USB in Linux Mint.
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Re: Windows 10 USB not displaying for boot

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to boot from any Usb Stick - you must select that option,
to be 1st in the Boot Order List in the BIOS Boot Menu ..

it's got nothing, to do with what sort of operating system, that you are running,
as this is controlled from the BIOS / UEFI menu of the motherboard's setup.

you can often temporarily set the Boot Order via F12 on some PCs - depending on the manufacturer.
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Re: Windows 10 USB not displaying for boot

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I'd also suggest making sure you have a full back up of everything on Mint. Chances are reinstalling Windows is going to wipe away your linux install.

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Re: Windows 10 USB not displaying for boot

Post by [Jonathan_C_Linux] »

Actually I don’t know if the ISO burned properly. And the problem is the USB drive simply isn’t an available boot option in the main UEFI menu or the F12 boot selection.
Once I have the ISO from Microsoft, what do I need to do to get a working USB drive?

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Re: Windows 10 USB not displaying for boot

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Though I have never used the application myself, but I have seen around the forums that WoeUSB can make a bootable usb of Windows iso under linux: https://itsfoss.com/bootable-windows-usb-linux/

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Re: Windows 10 USB not displaying for boot

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One word of warning, Make sure you have a backup of Everything on your system before you start, Windwoes has a habit of taking over and destroying everything.
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