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rantku

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    Creating and booting from a Windows 10 USB
    « on: July 17, 2020, 08:16:58 PM »
    I am currently running Ubuntu 20.04 on an old work laptop, not that old 2018! I used Ubuntu to remove windows off the computer, couldn't use it since I couldn't login to the computer anymore.  Here I am a couple years later and I need windows back. I have tried creating a bootable USB manually with the Disks program, when that didn't work, I used the GParted program and I am still not getting it to work. I am formatting the drive as ntfs, which the instructions on various sites say should work. I have changed the boot up sequence to include the USB and the CD drive just in case. I notice that now in the Disks program I also have a CD Drive, event though my laptop doesn't. I reboot and am greeted with Ubuntu load up screen each time.

    Any insight or help would be great, or even maybe a better how to article!

    I have tried the following site's instructions:
    https://www.linuxbabe.com/ubuntu/easily-create-windows-10-bootable-usb-ubuntu
    https://itsfoss.com/bootable-windows-usb-linux/

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      Re: Creating and booting from a Windows 10 USB
      « Reply #1 on: July 18, 2020, 02:06:47 PM »
      After you download the Windows 10 ISO, use Rufus to write the ISO to the USB flash. Rufus will write the USB disk so it is bootable.

      https://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000333.htm#create-usb-rufus

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