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Windows install boot partition error

#1

I’m trying to repair a friend’s computer. This computer has been running extremely slow. So, I formatted everything and tried installing windows. Only problem, right after the install I immediately get “windows detected that the EFI system partition was formatted as NTFS. Format the EFI system partition as FAT32, and restart the installation.” if I make or let windows make the efi partition I get that error every time.

If I look at the partition layout after Windows finishes, this is what I get:

It is an HP laptop with secure boot disabled, as I need to chain load through grub to install Windows with my drive.

I’ve never had an issue with other hardware configs. Any idea how I could install windows?

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#2

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-windows_install-winpc/reinstalling-windows-windows-detected-that-the-efi/03cfd43f-1a8d-4b7e-9df1-dd28c6cbd027

Maybe this will help.

TL;DR:

  • delete all the partitions
  • convert from GPT to MBR
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#3

I did all of that and still have the same issue.

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