I just bought a Xiaomi Mi Air 12 Notebook 2018 (Chinese version) and Installed Windows 10 on it in UEFI/GPT mode. I’ve been trying to get it to boot the Tails USB stick I created and it won’t boot it regardless of whether I create the USB stick in UEFI/GPT or MBR Hybrid format. My iso is a hybrid.
When I originally overwrote the Chinese single-language version of Windows 10 Home, with the US English single-language version of Windows 10 home, it wouldn’t boot from the USB Stick I created with WOE-USB, so I had to use my external DVD for this. Even the DVD booted unreliably; but, I finally managed to get the English version installed and it’s running well. However, Windows 10 installed something called Boot Manager, which I’ve tried disabling; but I can’t change the boot order in the firmware to allow me to boot the USB Stick. When I try from within Windows 10, it tells me that “Secure Boot” failed; and I can’t find any setting to turn Secure Boot off.
The USB port appears to be working and I can boot Tails in legacy mode reliably; but if I want to actually “install” Tails, Parrot or any other linux distro, I want to install it in UEFI/GPT format; but I don’t think I can do this if I boot the linux installer in legacy mode. What can I do? Windows 10 seems to be designed to frustrate ANY attempt to install ANY other OS(s).
Does anyone know how to get Windows 10 to play nice with my USB sticks?