I dowlnoaded "WindowsTechnicalPreview-x64-EN-GB" & "RUFUS-2.2" & waiting for the w10 full issue end of July to create the w10 USB.
When I do this clean install will I loose my 5 Logical partitions?
Please explain this:- "Secure Boot in your UEFI firmware" I do not have it, on start up I go to BIOS.
1. Please give us the name and version of your BIOS.
For instance, one of my laptops has Phoenix BIOS. Others have AMI BIOS. Both of these are legacy BIOS and not UEFI.
My newer laptop has only F.34 for the BIOS Version. I know this computer is UEFI. Also, this desktop has UEFI BIOS. Neither have a named BIOS version.
2. Windows 10 installs only on the partition you tell it to install on. Just be sure you point to the right partition! Although some have said Windows 10 took out other partitions, I haven't had this happen to me. I do disconnect any external hard drives I'm not willing to lose, just in case a "user error" occurs (I choose the wrong partition to install on).
Once we know exactly which BIOS you have, then we can advise accordingly. At this point, I strongely suspect that I've been "instructing" you on UEFI BIOS but you have Legacy BIOS! Shame on me if that's the case!
Thanx, my fault not supplying all my system info from the start.
What next, no wefi no w10?
BIOS version/Date:- American Megatrends Inc 0702, 19/06/2008
Operating System System Model Windows windows 8.1 pro 2013 64bit No details available Processor a Main Circuit Board b 2.40 gigahertz Intel Core2 Quad Q6600
64 kilobyte primary memory cache
4096 kilobyte secondary memory cache
Board: ASUSTeK Computer INC. P5K Premium Rev 1.xx
Serial Number: MS1C83B00G01149
Bus Clock: 266 megahertz
BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. 0702 06/19/2008
Drives Memory Modules c,d 1000.20 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
755.77 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space
HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GT20L USB Device [CD-ROM drive]
3.5" format removeable media [Floppy drive]
WDC WD10EZEX-00BN5A0 ATA Device [Hard drive] (1000.20 GB) -- drive 0
4096 Megabytes Installed Memory
Slot 'DIMM0' is Empty
Slot 'DIMM1' has 2048 MB
Slot 'DIMM2' is Empty
Slot 'DIMM3' has 2048 MB
Local Drive Volumes
c: (NTFS on drive 0) 196.48 GB 154.87 GB free d: (NTFS on drive 0) 214.66 GB 101.00 GB free e: (NTFS on drive 0) 197.88 GB 124.42 GB free f: (NTFS on drive 0) 74.45 GB 61.59 GB free g: (NTFS on drive 0) 76.23 GB 73.63 GB free h: (NTFS on drive 0) 240.49 GB 240.27 GB free
I use the free burncdcc which can be found here: http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/dow...e-software.htm It's an older app, but I still find it the easiest ISO burning software to be had.
How about my 8gb stick that I used for the failed w10 Beta, it is still there, what will happen if I use it?
Why did it fail I wonder.
Last edited by nichos; 26 Jun 2015 at 16:40.
Who knows why it failed. It could be any number of things. When I have a failure, I always do a new download and start from scratch. That's my nature and it may not be necessary for you.
Make a backup and try it . . . you've done it before.
I could not do it on dvd but, used an iso to stick program.
With the stick connected & the bios set for it to boot, it failed to boot.
I d.clicked on "setup" in the stick & started the installation of w10 on my spare HD but, for 1.5hrs the dots keep turning on "19% complete" with no change or other information. Let's see if it ever completes!!! .....nick