DLHANDY
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RE: Dell Factory Windows 10 Recovery DVD

yeah I am seeing that.  Its a brand new system just got it last month E7470.  Ok, I just wanted to know why the OEM dvd drive didn't do everything like ALL the previous Dell DVD's did.  Thanks everyone.

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Philip_Yip
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RE: Dell Factory Windows 10 Recovery DVD

The Digital Download from Dell is version 1511 while Microsoft give a Digital Download of version 1607...

The optical drive and hence the DVD is rejected by SecureBoot. You need a FAT32 formatted USB Flash Drive to pass SecureBoot.

Dr Philip Yip
Tech Enthusiast and Author of the Unofficial Dell Windows Reinstallation Guide

Windows FAQs and OEM Downloads


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Saltgrass
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RE: Dell Factory Windows 10 Recovery DVD

The optical drive and hence the DVD is rejected by SecureBoot. You need a FAT32 formatted USB Flash Drive to pass SecureBoot.

Why do you believe a DVD will not work with Secure Boot?  If the DVD is placed in the drive prior to boot and the UEFI version is selected , it should boot fine...  Something I need to verify I suppose...

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XPS 2720, Inspiron 17 7779, Inspiron 15 7567, XPS 13 9365, Inspiron 1545, TB16 Dock

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Philip_Yip
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RE: Dell Factory Windows 10 Recovery DVD

Theres been many, many threads on it since Windows 8.0 came out... its why my guides never recommend use of a DVD.

Heres an OptiPlex 7010 with a UEFI Boot with SecureBoot On... Note no Optical Drive is listed.

Boot Menu One Time USB2

Dr Philip Yip
Tech Enthusiast and Author of the Unofficial Dell Windows Reinstallation Guide

Windows FAQs and OEM Downloads


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Saltgrass
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RE: Dell Factory Windows 10 Recovery DVD

If you have the DVD inserted in the drive prior to booting, an Install or Recovery DVD will be recognized.  I just tested it again yesterday, but it has to be installed during the initial boot phase or it won't be read..

There are some bootable DVD media which may not be UEFI capable.  The Win 7 recovery drives were not and the Recovery Media to which you refer may not be also.  We used to have to add a folder to the DVD to get it to boot as UEFI, but that was a long time ago and certainly that should not be the case with a Win 8 or 10 recovery drive..

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XPS 2720, Inspiron 17 7779, Inspiron 15 7567, XPS 13 9365, Inspiron 1545, TB16 Dock

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DLHANDY
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RE: Dell Factory Windows 10 Recovery DVD

natakuc4 - Thats probably why the machine doesnt come with an optical drive like most i7's but yes if it has an optical drive i usually use a dvd or usb as it doesnt matter.  Been installing windows 10 on UEFI systems since it came out.  Thats why i am confused why the dell factory DVD doesnt work.

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DLHANDY
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RE: Dell Factory Windows 10 Recovery DVD

My Dell Factory DVD is UEFI bootable.  

www.dropbox.com/.../File Jan 09, 7 06 13 AM.jpeg

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Saltgrass
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RE: Dell Factory Windows 10 Recovery DVD

Just some more info, my Win 10 Install media boots fine as UEFI, even in an external DVD drive.

The Restore Image for my system is over 6 GB and will not fit on a 4.7 GB DVD.  A Win 10 install image is only about 3.5 GB but the OEM utilities and drivers eat up more space.

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XPS 2720, Inspiron 17 7779, Inspiron 15 7567, XPS 13 9365, Inspiron 1545, TB16 Dock

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