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Unable to install Windows 10 in UEFI mode

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Oct 16, 2021
I wanted to install windows 10 (clean install) on my hard drive, with Secure Boot and fTPM enabled, but nothing is working. I’ve got the ISO converted to GPT by the Rufus application. My ram is in Dual Channel configuration, I have an AMD Ryzen 3700x processor, a Gigabyte B450M DS3H V2, a Gigabyte 1060 6GB GPU, and I’ve got the Rufus converted ISO on a separate drive (usb connected, 1TB)

I’ve been trying for hours. I clear the partitions on the C: hard drive with diskpart in command prompt, convert it to GPT, and attempt to install but it always gets stuck on the Getting Devices Ready screen.

What do I do? I’ve invested a lot of money in this pc and I don’t want to lose it


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Jul 22, 2016
I clear the partitions on the C: hard drive with diskpart in command prompt,
How using what command(s)

fTPM enabled
Disable this think this only applies to Windows 11.

Why not use the Media Creation Tool to create a proper install USB have noticed that users have had nothing but issues when using Rufus or some other third part creation software.


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Disable Secure boot, this will only allow official installation media like Microsoft’s or imaging boot media (Macrium Recovery), if you’re creating media via a third party software then it most likely won’t work.
Your option is to create bootable DVD from the .iso or create an installation USB via the media creation tool from a Windows PC.
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