Posted 01 October 2018 - 09:21 AM
Hi again, britechguy & Chiragroop!
Thank you both for the prompt and insightful replies!
After having used only the Media Creation Tool to create several bootable Windows 10 DVD Install discs for all the Versions including 1709, I changed to use Rufus to create the bootable USB for Version 1803 and selected the MBR partition scheme and the BIOS (or UEFI-CSM) target system.
As such, it contains the folders [boot, efi, sources, support] and the files [autorun.inf, bootmgr, bootmgr.efi, setup.exe], which means that it is able to boot both into the MBR and the GPT partition schemes, but I created it with a previous
version of Rufus a few months back.
So, today, I downloaded the newest
portable version of Rufus (3.3.1400), and when I loaded the Windows.iso file into Rufus, it automatically changed settings to the GPT partition scheme and the UEFI (non-CSM) target system, and consequently, I have now recreated the bootable USB.
I will now do an in-place upgrade install to upgrade Windows 10 keeping apps/programs and user files, which I also last did a few months back due to another serious issue even regarding a BSOD and my Emsisoft Anti-Malware, which I luckily resolved in the same way.
And now, the bootable USB actually still contains the same folders [boot, efi, sources, support] and the same files [autorun.inf, bootmgr, bootmgr.efi, setup.exe], however, now they are all new and updated.
Thank you and please bear with me until then (tomorrow, since I BTW am celebrating my birthday today)...
Edited by midimusicman79, 01 October 2018 - 09:58 AM.
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