Fix: Error legacy boot of uefi media Windows 10

How to solve Error legacy boot of UEFI media which occurs when installing Windows 10 using USB Stick.

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As Microsoft releases out updates quite regularly, users install the same in order to prevent bugs and issues and to experience the latest features also. Some choose to carry out the upgradation through Windows Settings; whereas a few of them opt for manual installation via .ISO file. Users who are carrying out the installation task through USB drive are getting an error.

Error legacy boot of uefi media Windows 10 is the message that shows up when you are booting from a USB flash drive. Usually, when a USB drive is created to perform as a bootable media with a GPT partition scheme, this issue evolves up. Though it seems to be very difficult but actually, to overcome this error, you need to do a small tweak. So in this article, you would find the applicable solutions to get rid of this boot error message.

Error legacy boot of uefi media

Here is how to fix error legacy boot of UEFI media Windows 10 –

  • First of all, you need to Use Rufus to Install Windows 10. So get access to any web browser and download the freeware from its page.
  • The tool is a portable one and does not require any further installation. Once the download is over, open Rufus and click Yes if the UAC prompt up for permission.
  • Click the dropdown below the Device option and choose the pen drive that you are using.
  • Moving on, beneath the option Boot selection, select Disk or ISO Image.
  • Click the Select button and choose the Windows 10 ISO file.
  • Set the Image option as “Standard Windows installation“.
  • Here comes the tweak that you need to observe and carry out carefully. Click the dropdown below the ‘Partition scheme‘ and select MBR.
  • Hit the Start button that appears at the bottom of the tool.
  • Wait for the process to complete which may take a few seconds of time to create the bootable media.
  • Once the device is ready for boot, use it.

When the Error legacy boot of uefi media occurs, you need only two things to get it fixed. Firstly, you must have the Rufus tool and secondly, a proper Windows 10 iso file. Once you have them ready, it is the small change in the partition scheme that resolves the issue. Give a shot to this simple yet effective workaround and if you have any other tips, do share them with us in the comments below.

That’s all!!!

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Love to play with Windows 11 and 10. Suggestion - Going for Registry change or system files edit then remember to take a backup or create a restore point before Starting.