I had a lot of questions asking how to create a Windows 10 UEFI Bootable USB on Linux and Mac. Most other guides on this were poor or just didn't work due to the install.wim exceeding 4.0 GB and not fitting on a FAT32 formatted USB flash drive. We can use wimlib to split the install.wim into multiple install.swm files and then manually create our FAT32 formatted USB lash drive. The main Windows 10 guide has been updated to include these instructions:
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A moment of your time, if you don't mind please.
I've got a Linux on an Acer Laptop and would like to reinstall Win 10 (OEM). I used Windows Media tool to download the ISO and created the bootable USB.
During the installation process I got to Installation Options and chose Custom install and then got the Linux partitions -which I won't really need anymore. Should I then delete all those partitions including the Boot partition?
Installation option automatically went to the unallocated space but I'd like to use the entire drive.
I used a 16GB usb. Is splitting of the ISO file a must as you showed in your video.
You should delete all the partitions. The Windows 10 Media Creation Tool has no files that exceed 4 GB so there is no need to split anything. More details here:
Thank you. Much appreciated.