Trying to install Win 10 32bit on new NUC (for mum; to have compatibility with old DOS aplication)
I boot from USB, but on Windows Region Select Screen it stop responding to keyboard. I have tried also cable keyboard to USB2.0 port - the same, keyboard stop to respond.
Is possible somehow to install Win10 32b to NUC 8i3?
Thanks for any help in advance.
Only 64 bit windows 10 is supported.
You could install Windows 10 Pro 64-bit, then create a Windows 10 32-bit virtual machine using hyper-v, then run your 16-bit apps there.
Thanks for reply.
I did almost all as u writing. Microsoft Media creation tool can do only Legacy boot USB. When I did UEFI boot over Rufus, NUC is not seeing it in any USB port - dont know why.
Problem is that as soon as Windows 32b instalation start and get to Region selection screen, keyboard and mouse stop working. (In bios both works)
With 64b is no problem to continue - keyboard works.
Hello @DKoma3 ,
You are wrong. Microsoft Media Creation Tool creates installation media that can boot in UEFI boot. Follow exactly my instructions (including para. 5). and you will be able to install Windows . Insert the Installation Media USB in rear USB port. I've installed Windows many times on NUC. It should take 10-15 minutes.
A little step forward. Finally it detected uefi boot usb.
I did create uefi usb with NTFS in Rufus. With Fat32 it does not detect bootable USB.
Where to select in Microsoft media boot tool I want to format to NTFS? Computer where I creating boot usb is rather old, with no uefi bios.
Anyway, when I put there 32b windows on usb, getting error:
Could not locate bootx64.efi
Hello @DKoma3 ,
So almost whole day of troubleshooting and googling.
I did everything you said, and already mentioned it wont find any uefi bootable media.
Theres a trick to put second usb stick into front. And then it really find the bootable uefi usb. (What is this for a behaviour?)
But then I get error screen:
Your PC/device needs to be repaired.
Enter - Try again
F8 - Startup settings
Esc - Uefi firmware settings
How to include here the picture pls?
I created 32 and 64b boot usb over media Creation Tool. Now it detect bootable USB also without aditional usb stick in front.
To your questions
Here is video https://youtu.be/W7tTHg--s38
If booting from uefi, getting what u see in video.
If booting legacy (rufus), installation start, but keyboard stop working (also in usb2.0) on choose region screen.
64b install is all good over legacy or uefi.
Looks like I will have to return this computer back to store. :(
You sure, you have ever installed 32b Win to NUC gen. 6 or later?
On your video, I can see that you have an other Windows installed on your computer. Windows 10 32 bit cannot override the installation on the Operating System of 64 bit. It can only be install by wiping out the Operating system from the computer. You cannot change the architecture of Windows from the Operating system. You need to change the architecture from outside of the Operating System like performing clean install. I suggest that you do the following to clean the 64 Bit installation:
9. Now after wiping your drive, power Off your NUC and begin to installing 32 bit Windows 10.
I did wipe out disk as u sugessted. Unfortunatelly again same screen, when I choose 32bit in boot screen.
I guess NUC has only 64b UEFI, so not possible to install 32b Win. :(
Anyway I really appraciate you were helping me.
Thanks a lot.
About this problem.If you have the installation disk in advance, you can do that with a password reset disk,you can also make one for it,you can try this program.
Or try using Rufus and or other.