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Hp pavilion x2 Windows install via bios

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Friend of mine accidently shut down his laptop while it was updating. Long story short, we have to do a new Windows install due to continues rebooting and "recovering". But i can't get the laptop to boot from an USB, can somebody give tips?

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Hi,

 

Rather than changing the boot priority in the bios, see if you can start an installation from the boot manager menu as follows.

 

Power on the machine, insert the installation flash drive and Shutdown the notebook with the media still inserted, by holding down the power button for 10 seconds.

 

Tap away at the esc key as soon as you press the power button to enter the Start-up Menu and then select the Boot Options Menu ( f9 ).

 

Use the arrow keys to highlight the Flash drive option and hit enter.

 

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Then my next question is in what format should i put my boot usb.

i am now using rufus to make a boot device from windows

 

GPT for UEFI

FAT32

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Use FAT32.

 

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GPT for UEFI - FAT32 didn't do the trick, the laptop said the efi device failed.

I am now trying MBR for UEFI - FAT32

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Hi,

 

MBR for UEFI - FAT32

 

That should work Ok.

 

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Thanks for the quick reactions,

 

mbr didn't work either, i am now making a new windows iso with the media creation tool to see if there was something wrong with that...

 

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Hi,

 

You're welcome :generic:

 

Creating the installation media again is a good idea.

 

My usual setting in Rufus to install Windows 10 to a gpt drive is MBR for UEFI computers - FAT32.

 

Also, I'd definetely make sure to insert the installation flash drive when the machine is on and then power it off via the power button - hold it down for 15 seconds just to ensure the machine has powered down.

 

Tap away at the esc key as soon as you power on and then access the Boot Manager ( f9 ) from there.

 

Note:  If it still isn't working, enter the bios menu ( f10 ) and look for a setting that emulates usb 2.0 in the pre-OS environment.

 

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DP-K

 

 

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Thank you very much.

 

the new iso in combination with MBR for UEFI - FAT32 did the trick.

 

thanks again

 

greetings,

 

Stijn van Lierop

 

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Hi,

 

You're more than welcome and good to hear it's working :generic:

 

All the best from the UK,

 

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