Which bootit?

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chrisangus
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Which bootit?

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

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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
chrisangus
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Re: Which bootit?

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

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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.
chrisangus
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Re: Which bootit?

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

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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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