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Paper Tape
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Z50 windows 10 pro clean install over windows 8.1

HI guys,


So i need to do a clean install of WIndows 10 pro (i purchased product key) and I am currently running windows 8.1 single language. I have a clean iso file for windows 10 home and pro images. I simply want steps on how to create a bootable drive and correctly clean installing it without the Windows Media creation tool, I am using Rufus, as i dont want to download another iso.  I tried in legacy mode with my USB in NTFS format but it wouldnt work . Is there a way to do it in UEFI mode? please help

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Re: Z50 windows 10 pro clean install over windows 8.1

Hello and welcome,


I'm not familiar with the details of Rufus. Here's how I make UEFI-bootable flash drives from ISOs - presuming that the ISOs are UEFI-compatible in the first place.


Use 7zip (free archiving tool) and extract the contents of the ISO to a FAT32-formatted flash drive.  That's all there is to it.



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