Thinkpad X1: Ugh, couldn't do a restore to factory on my X1 yoga, so tried downloading

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Oct. 11, 2022, 2:07 a.m.

Ugh, couldn't do a restore to factory on my X1 yoga, so tried downloading a fresh windows 10 install to a USB stick, but now can't get out of this start up loop.. Thanks in advance for any assistance!

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Oct. 11, 2022, 2:07 a.m.

Try to make FAT32 bootable flash drive… because in efi mode only fat32 will work

ok, great thanks!! I am downloading now from MS site, but it is doing the USB install itself. If that doesn't work, I will just try dl the iso and format the thumbdrive to FAT32.

Use the same tool from the MS site to install the media in an USB, it formats it and make it ready to use when it's finished

and there are some tricks to divide big install.wim to smaller parts… because yes - fat32 is only capable to store files not large then 4gigs

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Oct. 11, 2022, 2:07 a.m.

Select Boot Manager

I do try windows boot manager, but it just restarts. Kind of a loop I think. Maybe I should try downloading windows again?

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Oct. 11, 2022, 2:07 a.m.

Thanks all! Got it up and running!! Rock and Roll!!!

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Oct. 11, 2022, 2:07 a.m.

Choose USB HDD as a boot device

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Oct. 11, 2022, 2:07 a.m.

Is this after you install windows 10?




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