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Which bootit?

Postby chrisangus » Sat Mar 07, 2020 11:44 am

Buying a new pc with no OS installed, will be installing win10, which bootit should I buy BM or UEFI?
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Re: Which bootit?

Postby Brian K » Sat Mar 07, 2020 1:57 pm

chrisangus wrote:
> Buying a new pc with no OS installed, will be installing win10, which
> bootit should I buy BM or UEFI?

Chris,

You don't need to make a choice in buying as the product is called BootIt Collection and it contains BIBM and BIU. It's the same price as BIBM was a few years ago.

https://www.terabyteunlimited.com/bootit-collection.htm
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Re: Which bootit?

Postby chrisangus » Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:26 pm

Thanks Brian
So, on a new bare pc, is it best to install bootit first or windows?
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Re: Which bootit?

Postby Brian K » Mon Mar 09, 2020 2:01 pm

chrisangus wrote:
> So, on a new bare pc, is it best to install bootit first or windows?

Both methods work but I prefer to install BIU first as it creates a 400 MiB ESP. With a standard size ESP, 100 MiB, you might have to resize it larger at a later date. This can be time consuming.

Install BIU, create a NTFS partition for Win10 and install Win10 into this partition. The Microsoft installer will probably complain about the partitions not being in the correct order. Ignore this.
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Re: Which bootit?

Postby chrisangus » Sun Mar 15, 2020 3:46 am

Thanks Brian, new system being built, will try it your way :)
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Re: Which bootit?

Postby Brian K » Sun Mar 15, 2020 5:13 pm

I've recently installed Win10 1909 to blank drives in two computers. In neither computer was a separate Recovery Partition created. This is different from a year ago. The RE is now inside the Win10 partition.

Edit... BIU was installed first.
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