This wiki info has been copied from slickdeals,

https://slickdeals.net/f/13798283-motile-14-laptop-ryzen-5-full-hd-256-gb-hd-8gb-ram-299?from_da_id=80950537&sdxt01=2020-01-14+17%3A22%3A51&sdxt07=0&utm_source=dealalerts&utm_medium=email&utm_term=13798283&utm_content=7196368&utm_campaign=80950537&p=134265542&src=da_si_v2_80950537#post134265542

Laptop can sleep if headphones or a magnet is on top of bottom right corner!

THAT’S ALL MOBILE DEVICES. THAT’S HOW SLEEP MODE WORKS
VIDEO PROOF! https://imgur.com/a/mDLTgPg #defcon

Video Proof: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECPSC_1jHE8
Hopefully this post helps you prevent future crashes / sleep issues.

Attached is a picture of location of magnetic item that causes laptop to sleep.

Customer service contact details:

Support number: 1-877-435-7955
Support email: support@MEwarrantyservices.com

I called and sent email and the information does not exist.

The correct phone number for support is (800) 379-3820. Hours are 7 am-4 pm Pacific Time. They are closed on the weekends.
Update: Just called customer service on Jan 10th. The above number (even though it announces as Overpowered customer service) is valid for Motile laptops and the rep confirmed that the warranty for M142 is valid for 1 year and you just call this number for any issues.

I called Walmart today: (800) 966-6546 and the rep arranged for me to exchange my M-142, the screen goes blank intermittently. She was unable to find a Motile support number.

Warranty Information:
Excerpts from Motile Limited Warranty booklet included in box:
“This MOTILE purchased and delivered new in the original packaging to the original purchaser is warranted for personal non-commercial use by MOTILE against manufacturing defects in materials and workmanship for a limited Warranty period of Ninety (90) days for labor and One (1) year for Hardware from the original date of purchase.”
“However, the warranty on this Product is limited to Ninety (90) day hardware and labor limited warranty when purchased or used for commercial purposes.”
“Product freight must be prepaid by the original purchaser and shipped in its original packaging or packaging affording an equal degree of protection.”

## USER MANUAL ATTACHED AT BOTTOM ##

Bios, Software and Driver Update:
http://www.motilecustomerservice.com/

Additional driver files saved by a user from device manager: https://slickdeals.net/forums/showpost.php?p=131944567&postcount=195 .
This seems to have additional stuffs that is not included on Motile site

To enter the BIOS, keep pressing the DELETE key during the boot up

Bios update hints: (Be careful. Don’t attempt unless you REALLY know what you are doing)
*Also note that some issues are appearing with the BIOS/EC update*:
https://slickdeals.net/forums/showpost.php?p=133422332&postcount=740

BIOS update guide:
https://slickdeals.net/forums/showpost.php?p=133337630&postcount=495
https://slickdeals.net/forums/showpost.php?p=133339559&postcount=504

If having problem with the laptop hanging while restart and not completing the restart sequence (especially after a clean window installation),
turn off fast restart in control panel/power option/system settings

Indepth outside review: https://www.notebookcheck.net/Wal…260.0.html

Currently the laptop has no support for waking up from sleep by lid opening. You have to press a key to wake it up. Closing the lid will put it to sleep though.

The HDMI port on the laptop has been verified by multiple people as HDMI 2.0 good for 4K 60hz.

USB Type C port on this Motile has been tested and only has data transfer function. NO power delivery (PD) for charging over usb C port.
NO DP function for video output via the usb C.

Display: IPS

Chassis: aluminum/magnesium

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3500U

SINGLE dimm slot with 8GB 2400 DDR4 sodimm installed. 2GB of the ram is used by Vega iGPU (amount of ram dedicated to iGPU cannot be changed)

Two M2 SSD slots: first slot comes occupied with Biwin 256GB M2 SATA SSD and can use both M2 SATA and NVME.
Second unoccupied M2 slot recognizes only NVME ssd.

Fn+ F5 changes between Basic mode and Silent mode fan speed.
This does have a small difference on multicore cpu benchmarks.
Maybe also battery life when on battery?
Also you can tell which mode you are in by looking at the led light on the power button: solid is basic mode, slow dimming /brightening is silent mode.

FIX FOR LOW SOUND OUTPUT FROM SPEAKERS:

1) Be sure the Sound Blaster Connect application is running.
### The Sound Blaster Connect Software can be downloaded from the Windows Store, as well as other places. #### https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p…verviewtab
2) Select a sound profile (Game/Music/Movie, etc)
3) and make sure the EQ is turned on.
Makes a night and day difference

FUNCTION KEY REMAPPING:
To reverse FN keys to skip having to hold down FN + FKey:
https://keytweak.en.softonic.com/

My Mapping:
Key #120 remapped to ‘Volume Down’ – Default to ‘F9’
Key #121 remapped to ‘Volume Up’ – Default to ‘F10’
Key #119 remapped to ‘Mute’ – Default to ‘F8’
Key #129 remapped to ‘F10’ – Default to ‘Volume Up’
Key #131 remapped to ‘F9’ – Default to ‘Volume Down’
Key #133 remapped to ‘F8’ – Default to ‘Mute’

GAME TESTING:
on battery power:
Diablo 3 ROS (1920×1080, high settings for all): 45+ FPS
WoW Classic in intense battle like Alterac Valley, low settings, FPS fluctuates between 40-80

LINUX DISTROS TESTED:
Ubuntu 19.10 – everything works
Zorin OS 15 – Needed to apt update/upgrade to get latest kernel to support Ryzen 5 3500U graphics.
(Installs with support only for 800×600, update fixed everything)
Linux Mint 19.2 – Everything works. Updated to latest Kernel to support Ryzen 5 3500U graphics

THX Color Profile:
Here are all the color profile files off my Motile M142 R5
https://drive.google.com/open?id=…TpAaO9lp_P
or
https://www.4shared.com/zip/GWMDk…files.html
Restart laptop after placing files in C:\Windows\System32\spool\drivers\color
then right click on desktop -> Display settings -> Color Profile drop down and select Tuned by THX

INCREASE DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS:
To increase the display’s max brightness download Radeon Software [amd.com], open the new software, navigate to Settings > Display and disable Vari-Bright. The display will now be ~50% brighter.(Many owners report no difference).

VIDEO ON RAM, SSD, WIFI UPGRADE:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iITc_8IBPK0

USB-C power adapters

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product…CFDA&psc=1

Several members have reported success in using USB C PD to barrel adapters to charge. There are a number to choose from on Amazon, Aliexpress, and eBay.

Here are adapters reported working:
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/33036838470.html
https://www.amazon.com/Cablecc-Ad…07SJ4CB27/

This post can be edited by most users to provide up-to-date information about developments of this thread based on user responses, and user findings. Feel free to add, change or remove information shown here as it becomes available. This includes new coupons, rebates, ideas, thread summary, and similar items.

Restore Amazon Fire HD 8

Fire 10 HD is a successor to the Fire HD from Amazon and comes with upgraded features. Besides serving as an eBook reader, it has all the features found in an Android device. Moreover, it comes with Android Lollipop firmware. As the tablet runs on Android OS, it can be manipulated and modified with custom ROMS and kernels. TWRP and bootloader unlock procedures are available for the Amazon Fire 10 HD 5th Generation and hence Android users can theme and mod their device or even flash a custom ROM on it. However, in the process, the device may get bricked and needs to be restored to stock firmware. A new software update is available for the Fire HD 10 (5th Generation). This update automatically downloads and installs on your device over the air; however, you can also manually download the software and transfer the update to your device via USB cable.

For those who have changed their system and want to revert back to stock firmware, here is a short tutorial that will take our device to latest available stock ROM on the Fire 8 HD from Amazon. Once you setup adb environment on your PC you are all set to flash the latest firmware for your device. Download the latest available update from the download section and issue the commands in cmd or terminal as instructed below.

This will also lock your bootloader and flash the stock recovery on your device. The guide involves the usual process of flashing the system image file issuing commands through command prompt or terminal. If you are new to this process, then here is a detailed tutorial.

So let’s begin.

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How to Restore Amazon Fire HD 8 to Stock Firmware

This is another method to install stock firmware updates. To make this method work, you need to setup adb environment on your PC. You need to sideload the update manually to your system.

Prerequisites

  • This tutorial is compatible with Amazon Fire 10 HD 5th Generation only. Do not try it on any other device.
  • Set up ADB and Fastboot on your computer. You can install the full Android SDK package from Google or get the quick adb and fastboot installer for Mac or Linux OS.
  • Install the latest USB Drivers on your computer. This is important to detect the phone.
  • Open Settings> Developer options and enable USB Debugging on your device. To enable developer options, tap the Build Number multiple times (approx. 7 times) in About Phone.
  • Allow OEM unlock from developer options, if available.

Installation Instructions

The hidden mode of Android 5.1 Lollipop called recovery should allow you to perform hard resetwipe cache partition or Android 5.1 Lollipop update. So follow the steps of recovery mode tutorial:

  1. Switch off the tablet by using the Power key.
  2. After that press and push Power key + Volume Up for a couple of seconds.
  3. If you see AMAZON logo let go of all buttons.
  4. Wait for a few seconds and you will be in Recovery Mode.
  5. Success! In this mode you can navigate by using Volume keys and confirm with the Power button.
  1. Switch off the tablet by using the Power key.
  2. After that press and push Power key + Volume Up for a couple of seconds.
  3. If you see AMAZON logo let go of all buttons.
  4. Wait for a few seconds and you will be in Recovery Mode.
  5. Success! In this mode you can navigate by using Volume keys and confirm with the Power button.
  1. Make sure you have setup ADB and Fastboot environment on your PC. Download the firmware package and place the file in the same directory where the adb is installed.
  2. Power off your device and keep it unplugged from your PC.
  3. Boot into stock recovery. To do so, press and hold volume down and the power button for 5-6 seconds. For an alternative method look at the bottom of these instructions.
  4. Now on the next screen, select the stock recovery option which will boot you into the recovery.
  5. Once into the stock recovery, select the option apply update from adb.
  6. Now plug in your device to the PC using a USB cable.
  7. Navigate to the location where your adb and fastboot is installed on your PC. While the folder with adb and fastboot files is open, right-click on an empty space and select “Open command window here” option to launch a command prompt window.
  8. Now check your adb connection by issuing the following command. It should return device information. Otherwise, you need to make sure your drivers are installed correctly.
    adb devices
  9. Issue the following command to install the firmware
    adb sideload update-kindle-32.5.2.2_user_522054520.bin
  10. This will flash the stock firmware update to your system. The last keyword is the name of the file. Make sure you either rename the file to a simpler one or type the name of the file as it is with the proper extension.
  11. Once the installation completes, reboot to system.

For Mac or Linux users, setup adb and issue the “./adb sideload update-kindle-xxxx.bin” command without quotes. Now that you have installed the stock firmware update, you can now enjoy the latest update on your device.

How to boot into stock recovery using adb and fastboot? 

Alternatively, you can issue an adb code to boot into recovery while your device is connected to the PC. Issue the following code.

This tutorial – especially Step 3 – has changed considerably. Please work through it carefully and report any issues to me immediately so I can help others.

We are rooting the Shield Android TV (2017; 16GB SKU) running Android 8.0 (aka Oreo) on v7.2.2. Note: This uses a special patched bootloader and will not work in future updates. You’ll need to apply FULL OTA upgrades to restore the bootloader, then repeat this tutorial with the proper version bootloader.  Looking for the Shield TV (2015; 16GB SKU) tutorial?  Click here.  Looking for the 500GB SKU tutorial?  Click here.

Step 1: Pre-Requisites and Warnings

Download the following items – Make sure you get the RIGHT patched bootloader for your Shield TV version:

Ensure you have the following items:

  • USB Mouse – optional
  • Shield Controller with USB Cable
  • Male to Male USB 3.0 Cable (Amazon; verified working) or possibly this gender change from Monoprice (if anyone tries it, please let us know success or failure)  Note: Many users have reported a USB 2.0 cable may work.  It probably depends on the cable quality, etc.

There is a chance you may need a USB hub to complete this tutorial. If you do not have one on hand, here is one from Amazon that is one day Prime shipping and should do the trick. Probably should have this on-hand before starting – just in case.  Take a look around your desk; many monitors have USB hubs built in.  Many keyboards act as a USB hub.If for some reason you have to pull the Male to Male Cable during the Fastboot process, you may avoid using a USB hub IF you haven’t used Adoptive Storage.

Data Destruction Notice

Unlocking the bootloader will ERASE EVERYTHING internally (not on your external SD card if present; adopted storage users may want to make a backup of their SD card contents).  Make sure you have everything saved off and backed up.  You’ll have to resign into Google – so if you use two-step authentication, be sure to have your Google Authenticator app ready.

The process of rooting will not destroy any data.You will need to be able to see your PC AND the Shield TV’s HDMI out in order to perform this.  I used one monitor with two inputs and flipped back and forth as needed.TWRP doesn’t currently work on 4k displays!  Use a 1080p display to complete this tutorial.

Step 2: Preparation

  1. Install Minimal ADB and Fastboot (if you do not already have it installed).
  2. Ensure the Shield Family drivers are extracted somewhere on your system and you know where they are.
  3. Make sure you know how to get to Device Manager on your PC.
  4. Extract TWRP Recovery image from the ZIP file (and do yourself a favor and rename it to something easy like twrprecovery.img). Put this in your Minimal ADB and Fastboot folder (usually c:program files(x86)Minimal ADB and Fastboot).
  5. Copy supersu.zip (it may be named differently; you downloaded it above) into your Minimal ADB and Fastboot folder. Do not extract it.
  6. Plug your Shield TV into the PC with a Male to Male USB 3.0 Cable (Amazon; verified working).Note: Not all USB cables are created equally!  The linked cable above we have verified works.  Not all USB ports are the same.  Some on the back of the PC may work better than those on the front.  Use a USB 3.0 port (you can tell if it is blue inside) – that is what we used.  USB 2.0 may work but that is untested.
  7. Plug your Shield Controller into the USB port right next to the HDMI cable.  The other port will NOT work.  Note: If your bootloader is unlocked already, you don’t need to do this.
  8. Confirm drivers for ADB are installed:
    1. On your PC, go to Device Manager.  Find the yellow (!) ADB device (depending on your version of Windows, it may read differently).  If none exist, you probably already have drivers.  Skip to step 9.
    2. Right click the device and select Update Driver.
    3. When offered, browse your computer for the driver and point it to the Shield Family Drivers folder you extracted in Preparation Step 2 above.
    4. When finished with the driver install, the (!) yellow device should be gone.
  9. Enable Developer mode on Shield TV
    1. On the Shield TV, go to Settings->About->Build (click 7 times on BUILD to unlock developer mode)
  10. Enable USB Debugging on Shield TV
    1. Settings -> Developer -> Debugging; set to On
    2. A popup should appear asking for this PC’s authorization.  Check the Don’t ask again for this PC box and select Allow.  If it doesn’t show up now, it will later.
  11. Enable PC connection to Shield TV
    1. Go to Settings -> Storage & reset
    2. Under SHIELD storage access, turn on Using USB

Step 3: Root Procedure

  1. Install Magisk Manager and Sideload Launcher
    1. Make sure you have the Magisk Manager apk (Magisk-Manager700.apk or whatever you named it when you downloaded it above) in your Minimal ADB and Fastboot folder.
    2. Make sure you have the Sideload Launcher apk (sideload-launcher-android-tv.apk or whatever you named it when you downloaded it above) in your Minimal ADB and Fastboot folder.
    3. Launch Minimal ADB and Fastboot from the Start Menu or icon.  This puts you in a black DOS box.
    4. Type “adb devices” and make sure your Shield TV appears.  Note: If you didn’t have a popup on your screen in Step 10.2 above, it probably will appear now.  You’ll have to authorize the PC before it will show up under adb devices.
    5. Type “adb install magisk-manager700.apk” (or whatever you named it) and hit enter. You will get a success message in the DOS box window.
    6. Type “adb install sideload-launcher-android-tv.apk” (or whatever you named it) and hit enter. You will get a success message in the DOS box window. If you already have Sideload Launcher previously installed, this won’t work – nor is this step necessary.
  2. Reboot into Bootloader on Shield TV
    1. Type “adb reboot bootloader” and hit enter.  The Shield TV should reboot into the bootloader screen.   Note: This can take several seconds on a black screen.  Bootloader won’t show on a 4K display.  Use a 1080p display.
    2. If you are sure Fastboot drivers work and you do not need to unlock the bootloader, jump to Step 9.
  3. Verify Fastboot Drivers are installedNote: If Windows complains about the USB port (Driver Descriptor, etc.) under Universal Serial Bus Controllers and your device doesn’t show up with “fastboot devices” – change ports.  I’ve NEVER seen this happen before now.  Switching USB ports solved the issue.
    1. On your PC, go to Device Manager.
    2. See if a yellow (!) exists that mentions FASTBOOT.  If not, continue to Step 4 to unlock bootloader.
    3. Right click the device and select Update Driver.
    4. When offered, browse your computer for the driver and point it to the Shield Family Drivers folder you extracted in Preparation Step 2 above.
    5. When finished with the driver install, the (!) yellow device should be gone.
    6. Type “fastboot devices” and make sure your Shield TV is visible.
  4. Unlock Bootloader (skip if you already unlocked your bootloader)
    1. Type in “fastboot oem unlock” and hit enter.  EVERYTHING ON THE SHIELD TV WILL BE LOST (other than portable storage)
    2. You will see a prompt on the screen.
    3. Confirm to unlock the bootloader by pressing A on the Shield Controller. Do not be impatient!  Let it finish.
  5. Reboot to Shield TV Interface
    1. Once the bootloader is unlocked, reboot the Shield TV (unplug/plug in) and return to the Shield TV main interface (you will have to go through setup again).
  6. Repeat Preparation: Steps 9 and 10 above to re-enable Developer/USB Debugging.  Note: at some point you will have to re-authorize your PC again; if an ADB command fails, be sure to look at your screen for the authorization prompt.
  7. Unplug the Shield Controller and plug your mouse into the same port.From this point forward you will receive a warning screen on boot, saying that the software cannot be checked for corruption.  You can ignore this; it will boot the system in 5-10 seconds.
  8. Reboot to Bootloader
    1. Type “adb reboot bootloader” and hit enter. The Shield TV should reboot into the bootloader screen.
  9. Install the Magisk Patched Bootloader
    1. Type “fastboot devices” and make sure your Shield TV is visible.
    2. If your Shield TV is listed, type “fastboot flash boot patched_boot_722.img” (or whatever you named it) and hit enter.
    3. Type: “fastboot reboot” and hit enter. Your Shield TV will reboot into the operating system.
  10. Run and update Magisk
    1. Navigate to your Apps on the Shield TV and run Sideload Launcher.
    2. Look for the Magisk Manger app (looks like an Anonymous mask of multi-colors) and run it.
    3. If all is well, you should see that Magisk and Magisk Manager are both installed and up to date. If Magisk doesn’t show installed, you may need to repeat this block of instructions.
    4. Update Magisk and the Manager if prompted to do so.
    5. Exit Magisk Manager
  11. You are now rooted!  Test your root apps now.
  12. Optional: If you want to be able to take OTA versions in the future (you’ll lose root), then go to Settings, Developer options, scroll to the very bottom and turn on Provide full system upgrades.

If Something Goes Wrong

First, don’t panic.  It is pretty hard to permanently “brick” the Shield Android TV just by trying to root it.

No matter what may go wrong, flashing a stock image should put you back in working order.

Follow our tutorial: Tutorial: Restore to Stock Image (Shield TV)

Obviously if your Shield Android TV is stuck in an infinite boot – you cannot reboot to Fastboot from your PC.  You have to do it the “hardware way”.

  1. Unplug your power cable
  2. Plug in your New Shield game controller with the included USB cable into the USB port closest to the HDMI cable
  3. Hold down buttons A & B.
  4. While holding down the two buttons, plug in your power cable (Keep holding down the buttons)
  5. If all went well, the Fastboot menu will show up.

Changelog and Credits

This process originally comes from this XDA thread.  I take no credit for the act; all I’m doing is documenting an easy way to do it.  This tutorial assumes you are running a Shield TV (2017; 16GB) and you have the OTA installed that upgrades you to Oreo.

  • 2019-03-13: Added a patched 7.2.3 bootloader. Make some changes to reflect turning on FULL OTA updates.
  • 2019-03-09: The root process now uses Magisk instead of SuperSU. Tutorial updated to reflect changes.

How to invoke the Android “Fastboot” Menu on SHIELD TV

Answer ID 4359 Updated 03/23/2018 03:10 PM

HOW TO INVOKE THE ANDROID “FASTBOOT” MENU ON SHIELD TV


The new SHIELD TV (16GB):

If you own a SHIELD Controller

  • Unplug SHIELD TV.
  • Connect SHIELD controller to SHIELD TV with a USB cable (use port closest to HDMI).
  • While holding the A and B buttons at the same time, connect power to SHIELD TV.  

If you do not own a SHIELD controller 

  • Unplug SHIELD TV.
  • Connect a USB keyboard directly to SHIELD TV (use port closest to HDMI)
  • While holding the “A” and “B” keys down at the same time, connect power to SHIELD TV.
  • Once you enter Fast Boot mode, on the keyboard use the “X” and “Y” keys to navigate the menu and “A” to select 
     

SHIELD TV Pro or SHIELD TV (2015)

  • Unplug SHIELD TV.
  • Connect a Micro USB cable from the Micro USB port on SATV to a PC.
  • Connect power back to SHIELD TV.
  • Wait 2 seconds, and then hold the NVIDIA power button on SHIELD TV for 5-6s until you see the fastboot menu on the display.

If your computer’s waking up from sleep without any intervention from you, it’s likely another program or device is waking it up. Here’s how to find out what woke it up last.

We’ve shown you how to find out what’s keeping your computer from going to sleep, but if your computer keeps waking up after you put it to sleep, there’s a similar solution.

For Windows: If your computer is waking up regularly, finding the culprit can be tough—but finding the most recent wake cause is a good place to start. To do that, go to Start > Programs > Accessories, right-click on Command Prompt, and open it as an administrator. Then type:

The output will tell you what woke up your computer last, which—if you didn’t initiate it yourself—is probably your culprit.

Sometimes, unfortunately, it doesn’t give you quite enough information to deduce the problem, so you have to look elsewhere. Often, it’s a result of a “wake timer,” which can be a program, scheduled task, or other item that’s set to wake up your computer when it runs. You can disable wake timers in Windows’ Power Options. You may also find that your mouse or keyboard is waking up your computer even when you don’t touch them. For full instructions on how to dig deeper and fix these problems, check out this article at the How-To Geek.

For Mac: If you want to find out what woke up your Mac at a specific time, you can usually find it logged int he Console app. Just head to /Applications/Utilities, open up Console, and search for:

You should get a list of the last few wakes, and the reasons they were triggered.

Windows Setup, the Windows installation tool, unfortunately doesn’t provide any graphical tools for shrinking or expanding an UEFI System Partition (ESP; sometimes EFISYS). You can still create a custom-sized ESP by side-stepping out of Windows Setup and into the Command Line for a minute to partition the disk to your liking. I’ll walk you through the process in this tutorial.

This tutorial assumes you’re working with an empty disk, and that your computer is UEFI compliant. You may need to delete any existing partitions on the drive before proceeding. You can’t rely on this tutorial to grow the UEFI System Partition (ESP) on an existing installation as any attempt would be blocked by your existing partition boundaries. Windows won’t let you recreate an UEFI system outside the Windows Setup installation program. You should follow this tutorial during the initial Windows installation process with Windows Setup.

You are responsible for any data loss and to ensure that you have adequate backups of your own data. Unplug disks you don’t intend to use during the installation to avoid data loss. This is your only warning.

So you’ve booted up into Windows Setup from your installation media, and you’ve selected to perform a Custom installation. Whether you’re planning to and preparing to dual-boot with Linuxor just want to provide a larger margin of error; you may have noticed that the default 105-or-273 MB (100-or-260 MiB) partition for the UEFI System Partition is a tad small. (The default ESP size depends on your disks physical sector size.)

You need to decide what size you want your UEFI System Partition to be before you begin. You can take a pause here to read How large should you make your UEFI System Partition? before your proceed as it will be quite challenging to attempt to change the size you allocate to your ESP after you’ve installed the system without reinstalling.advertisement

Once you’ve decided on the approperiate size for your computer and needs, then you can follow the these steps to proceed. The tutorial begins from the first step of the Custom installation screen in Windows Setup (screenshot of this screen at the end of the article):

  1. Select your installation target and make sure it has no partitions (except unallocated space)
  2. Click the New and then the Apply button.

You should now have four partitions: Recovery, System (ESP), MSR, and Primary.

  1. Select each of the System, MSR, and Primary partitions in turn and click the Delete button to delete these partitions. Leave the Recovery partition in place.
  2. Press Shift+F10 to open the Command Prompt
  3. Type diskpart.exe and press Enter to open the disk partitioning tool
  4. Type list disk and press Enter to list out your disks
  5. Type select disk n where n is the number for the disk you want to install to as identified by the above command and press Enter
  6. Type create partition efi size=550 where 550 is the desired size of the ESP in Mebibytes (MiB), and press Enter
  7. Type format quick fs=fat32 label=System and press Enter to format the ESP
  8. Type exit and press Enter to exit the disk partitioning tool
  9. Type exit and press Enter again to exit the Command Prompt

You should now be back in the graphical Windows Setup partitioning tool where nothing has changed since the last time you looked at it.

  1. Click the Refresh button to detect your partition changes

You should now have a disk with a default Windows Recovery tools partition, a 500 MiB UEFI System Partition, and some unallocated space for your Windows installation.

  1. Select the unallocated space from the disk list and click the New button to automatically recreate the MSR and System partition in the remaining space

The final result should look something like this:

Screenshot of a 550 MiB ESP in Windows Setup

That should be all. From here, you can continue with your Windows installation as normal. If you should run into problems with the system not booting after completing this tutorial, then please refer to your systems manufacturer documentation for any special hardware requirements regarding UEFI boot and the UEFI System Partition in particular. Some older hardware models required non-standard FAT16-formatted ESPs, or had special partitioning size requirements. You should be able to adjust the steps in the tutorial to accommodate such requirements.

 
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