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CreatingWindowsUEFIBootStickinWindows
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InthisarticleyouwillfindinformationabouthowyoucancreateaUEFIWindowsBootStickin
Windows.
TocreateaUEFIBootStick,theUSBstickmustfirstbeformattedtoFAT32.
Thisiseasiestwiththe"Diskpart"tool,whichwasimplementeddirectlyintheWindowscommandprompt.

Contents
1PreparingtheUSBStick
2CopyingWindowsinstallationfilesontotheUSBstick
3PreparingtheUSBStickforUEFI

PreparingtheUSBStick
InordertouseDiskPart,openthecommandpromptasanadministratorandthenfollowtheseinstructions:
1.EnterthefollowingcommandintheCMDwindow:
diskpart
2.Withthiscommandyoucandisplaythelistofdrives.
listdisk
3.Now,identifyyourUSBstickandenterthefollowingcommandasanumber(insteadof"#"):
selectdisk#example
4.YoucandeleteallexistingpartitionsfromtheUSBstickwiththiscommand:
clean
5.Withthischainofcommand,anewpartitioniscreated,thenselected,activatedandthenformattedto
FAT32.Adriveissubsequentlyassignedwhentheprocedureiscompleted:
createpartitionprimary
selectpartition1
active
formatquickfs=fat32
assign
6.NowyoucanexitDiskpart:
exit

CopyingWindowsinstallationfilesontotheUSBstick
Next,WindowsinstallationfilesneedtobecopiedtotheUSBstick.
HereisanexampleofhowyoucancopythefilesviaWindowsCommandPromptfromthemountedISO
fileorfromtheinsertedWindowsDVDtotheUSBstick:
DriveD:forthemountedWindowsISOFile/WindowsDVD
DriveF:fortheUSBstick
xcopyd:\*f:\/s/e
TheUSBstickisnowreadyforthe"normal"BIOSbasedWindowsinstallation.Thenecessarystepsfor
UEFIbasedinstallationsarelistedbelow.

PreparingtheUSBStickforUEFI
Checkifthefile'BOOTX64.EFI'viathepath\EFI\BOOT\isavailableonthestick.
Ifthisisnotthecase,youcancopythefiletothestickbyusingoneofthetwomethodsbelow:

IfaccesstothestickisviaaUEFIenabledcomputerwithaWindows7(orhigher)x64,the
Bootloadercanbecopiedandrenamedtothestick.Youcandothisonthesystempartitionunder:
C:\Windows\Boot\EFIforthefilebootmgfw.efi
Copyittothestickinthe\EFI\BOOT\folderandrenamethisfileBOOTX64.EFI(noticethe
reverseorderofefiandboot)
Thefilebootmgfw.eficanalsobeextractedfromaWindows7(orhigher)x64DVD.Itislocatedin
the2.7GBytelargearchiveInstall.wiminthesubdirectory\sources.Thearchivecanbeextracted
withanarchivingprogram.Thisfileislocatedinthesubdirectory"1"ofthearchiveat
1\Windows\Boot\EFI\.
Author:ArminOberneder
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