I have a Surface Pro 2017 64-bit with Ubuntu 18.04. I'd like to revert back to Windows 10. I've been trying for 2 days now to switch from Ubuntu 18.04 to Windows 10 on my Surface Pro, but I haven't succeeded.

My best shot is to somehow put the .iso of Windows 10 using WoeUSB. My 8GB USB is formatted as NTFS. I used the command

sudo woeusb --target-filesystem NTFS --device Win10_1809Oct_v2_English_x64.iso /dev/sda 

which returned a success, but when I reboot using the UEFI interface it keeps looping on the menu. I have reached the limit of my capabilities here. All the tutorials I come across are quite outdated.

  • You can’t install Windows in UEFI mode from a media NTFS partition. It needs to be FAT32. The process has not changed. The tutorials are accurate. – Ramhound Apr 3 '19 at 10:22
  1. Mount the Windows iso in linux, just double-click it, that should work.
  2. Format the usb drive as [EDIT]FAT32[/EDIT] (to ensure it is empty).
  3. Copy the files over to the USB drive, run sync from the command line to be sure and reboot from it when the sync completes.

Ensure you have the latest Windows 10 iso (1809), you will have to download many updates otherwise ...

PS: I have given-up using programs to "burn" ISOs to USB, with UEFI, just copy the files over, job done.

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