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racenutalways

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I am giving my laptop away, I tried to reset back to factory. I had win10 installed that I upgraded from 8.1.

Can't remember all my steps, but something went wrong when I tried to reset to factory, all drive letters were changed and have no idea if that was causing my issue, So I entered my window 8 cd and it still wouldn't allow me to do anything, something about you can't install windows on a partition..... So I cleaned the drive via command propmpt.

I tried USB method, create bootable media and that sill didn't work.....

next step I did was

MAKE SURE YOU PLUG IN USB BOOTABLE DEVICE

HOLD DOWN F12 WHEN RESTARTING AND ACCESS BIOS MENU (OPTION IS BELOW DRIVE LIST)

1) GO TO BIOS AND MAKE USB 1ST BOOT

2) DISABLE SECURE BOOT

3) GO TO ADVANCE TAB, SELECT SYSTEM

4) CHANGE BOOT ORDER FROM UEFI TO CSM

5) SAVE CHANGES AND EXIT

COMPUTER WILL RESTART AND BOOT WITH USB BOOTABLE DRIVE

But did not work, so I tried again with win8 CD

Alas, cd loaded and I installed win8, did all the updates and upgraded to 8.1 without a hitch.

I reversed the bios changes and get no bootable device found.....So I had to revert the steps back in order to get windows to operate.

  So question is, do I leave as is or do I need to change the bios back to default and change something there? In case of future perils...

 

I am planning on re-installing win10 before I give to the wife....so any advice in advance would be appreciated.


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SleepyDude

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Hi,

 

I am planning on re-installing win10 before I give to the wife....so any advice in advance would be appreciated.

 

My suggestion is to install Windows 10 fresh from a burned DVD with the BIOS set to UEFI and Secure Boot enabled.

 

You can create the Windows 10 ISO directly from Microsoft using the Media Creation tool


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WritesIndia

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Hi

My system not supported bootable usb


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SleepyDude

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Hi WritesIndia,

 

You should create your own topic to avoid your post be missed by other members of the forum that can eventually add more contributions to help solve your problem.

 

Hi

My system not supported bootable usb

 

Burn a DVD instead.


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