How to install Win10 on a PC with Ubuntu

December 6, 2018 at 09:23:47
Specs: Ubuntu 18.4, AMD Ryzen 3 1200 / 8 GB
I have been trying to work with Ubuntu, which is now installed on my PC, but I can't get used to it. I have now got an USB stick with Win 10 64 bit. I want to install from a bootable USB Win10 Professional on it to this PC. But it gives an Ubuntu error concluding I can't install Win 10 there.

Have tried to run an old Win 7 setup disk, but it says I can't install, I suspect . Repair is not possible, because there is nothing to fall back on. Is there a program / possibility to make the SSD where I want to put Win 10 ready for the installation ?

Help or suggestions appreciated

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December 6, 2018 at 09:51:25
Are you trying for a dual boot?

If so then Windows needs it’s own partition space, separate from that used by Ubuntu.

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December 6, 2018 at 12:37:48
And if a dual boot... read this how to, and note the assorted steps, and general cautions/advice

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December 6, 2018 at 13:11:04
Windows install media will not give you a Ubuntu error. What, exactly, is the error message that you get when you boot from the USB stick? Do you see the Windows install program at all?

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December 6, 2018 at 16:32:32
Dump Ubuntu & replace it with Linux Mint.

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December 6, 2018 at 20:39:36
Before attempting to install alongside Linux you will need to free up some of your drive space by shrinking a current partition or installing a separate drive for it.
If you plan on switching back completely, save any important files to an external drive and unplug it. Verify that it is accessible from a Windows machine. Use file formats compatible with the Windows based programs that will use them. Windows installer will offer a Custom set of options, use this and go to Partition/Format, delete all partitions, let Windows create a new single partition for the drive (it will create reserve and boot partitions automatically).
Make sure that your boot order has your USB drive first in the boot order. Make it bootable if necessary (if it does not show the option in the boot order menu).

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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December 7, 2018 at 04:41:01
Think I have found the problem. My LAPTOP has a BIOS and from there I tried to make the bootable Win 10 pro USB. But this probably only make a BIOS bootable USB. Where I want to use the bootable USB is on a new PC with an ASUS Prime B350-PLUS motherboard, an AMD Ryzen 3 1200 quad core processor and 8GB RAM, which combination probably needs a UEFI bootable USB.

motherboard and CPU, which is an ASUS Prime B350-PLUS motherboard an AMD Ryzen 3 1200 quad core processor and 8GB RAM. This mother board has an UEFI boot system.

Is there a possibility to make an UEFI bootable USB from my BIOS booting laptop ?

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March 17, 2019 at 04:49:41
To be bootable on UEFI firmware the USB must be in FAT32 format.

Use Windows 10 Media Creation tool from Microsoft to download and create USB for installation.

Go for "Windows 10 links and instructions to create USB bootable drive"

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