We recommend performing Windows® 10 installations enabling UEFI with a GUID Partition Table (GPT).
Some features may not be available if you use the Master Boot Record (MBR) style partition table.
Configure a system to install an OS to a GUID Partition Table (GPT) partition
- We highly recommended performing a backup of your data. If you have a second disk drive with enough available capacity, you can create a system image and recover the full installation as it was before you started this procedure.
- Screenshots and directions below are examples. Consult with your motherboard or system manufacturer for specific BIOS instructions.
- Connect a USB Windows® 10 UEFI install key
- Boot the system into the BIOS (for example, using "F2" or the "Delete" key)
- Locate the "Boot Options Menu"
- Set Launch CSM to "Enabled." If CSM is set to "Disabled," you can skip to step 8 below
- Set Boot Device Control to "UEFI Only"
- Set Boot from Storage Devices to UEFI driver first
- Save your changes and restart the system.
- Reenter the BIOS (for example, using "F2" or the "Delete" key).
- Confirm in the Boot Priority List that the "USB UEFI OS Boot" option is at the top of the list.
- Reboot the system and install Windows* as usual.
Confirm that Windows* is installed to a GPT partition.
- Boot into Windows*
- Open Disk Manager (For Windows® 10, press the "Windows*" key and the "X" key simultaneously, then click "Disk Manager"). You see three partitions including the EFI System Partition.
3. Right-click the disk shown as (Disk x, Basic, Capacity, Online) on the left
4. Select "Properties"
5. Click the "Volumes" tab. Here you can confirm the "Partition style".
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