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  1. Joined : Jul 2014
    Serbia
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    All kinds
       21 Jul 2016 #11

    tinmar49 said: View Post
    I had a suggestion from a friend to re run the Windows experience index, it failed due to a video driver although the whole set of GT710 drivers were installed.
    Then I set the dvd drive to boot and ran the iso. The instructions were to run the iso from within W7, but it failed because the product key was not recognised.
    I found a spare 500gb hdd, formatted it, installed it in the pc and successfully performed a clean install, seemingly the only option left to me. The original W7 product key has been accepted so W10 is activated.
    I now have two hdd's with the original W7 and files which I will have to transfer manually.
    This pc has caused me more bother than the other five w10 upgrades/ clean installs put together.
    It's a good idea to turn IGPU off in BIOS if dedicated GPU didn't disable it automatically. It's known to confuse the heck out of drivers.
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  2. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 461
    ,7,8.1 10TP 10upgrade,MINT
       21 Jul 2016 #12

    Yes, I did change to pci express in the bios before fitting the graphics card. Of course on this pc, I had forgotten the password and had to deal with that first. Now with W10 running fine, I can't get into the bios as Windows starts before the usb. I will have to dig out an ancient ps2 keyboard.
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  3. Joined : Oct 2013
    Tropic of Cancer
    Posts : 1,648
    Microsoft Windows 10 Home
       22 Jul 2016 #13

    tinmar49 said: View Post
    Now with W10 running fine, I can't get into the bios as Windows starts before the usb.
    Try this way? UEFI Firmware Settings - Boot to from inside Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
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  4. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 461
    ,7,8.1 10TP 10upgrade,MINT
       22 Jul 2016 #14

    The motherboard has the old type of AMI bios so the trick of getting in via windows wont work. I only wanted to change the boot sequence back from dvd to hdd. I cant find my old keyboard but can borrow one tomorrow.
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  5.    22 Jul 2016 #15

    Hi there

    It can't be emphasized enough -- BEFORE BEGINNING BACKUP YOUR CURRENT SYSTEM. Others have posted this too - but it can't be posted enough --so many people fail to do this and end up with no working computer that takes days to get fixed again.

    It will take you at most 30 mins -- probably not even that long. Backup with something like FREE MACRIUM.

    This will be very useful if you need to go back to W7 again or re-install W10.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  6. Joined : Oct 2013
    Tropic of Cancer
    Posts : 1,648
    Microsoft Windows 10 Home
       22 Jul 2016 #16

    tinmar49 said: View Post
    The motherboard has the old type of AMI bios so the trick of getting in via windows wont work. I only wanted to change the boot sequence back from dvd to hdd. I cant find my old keyboard but can borrow one tomorrow.
    That when you get a PS2 keyboard and boot into the BIOS, do one more thing, enable Legacy USB Support. Location of this may vary, but generally it is in the Advanced tab.

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    If it is enabled, you will be able to use the USB devices during the boot. Hopefully you will not face the problem to boot into the BIOS using a USB keyboard/mouse once again.
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  7. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 461
    ,7,8.1 10TP 10upgrade,MINT
       24 Jul 2016 #17

    The W10 is performing well, I cloned the hdd before doing the clean install and also used a spare hdd for the W10. I have two lots of the original W7 if I need to go back. As for the enabling of "legacy USB support", I always enable it on all my pc's. However in this case, it may not be enabled as I forgot the bios password and reset it. Legacy USB support may not be a default setting.
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  8. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 461
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       24 Jul 2016 #18

    Using the ps2 keyboard, I got into the bios at the second attempt only to find that legacy USB support is enabled, still, I did change the boot sequence. It's unlikely that I will need to get into the bios again. There is always the trick of disconnecting the hdd to fall back on if a ps2 keyboard is unavailable.
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  9. Joined : Dec 2015
    Posts : 2,436
    Windows10
       24 Jul 2016 #19

    tinmar49 said: View Post
    Using the ps2 keyboard, I got into the bios at the second attempt only to find that legacy USB support is enabled, still, I did change the boot sequence. It's unlikely that I will need to get into the bios again. There is always the trick of disconnecting the hdd to fall back on if a ps2 keyboard is unavailable.
    Another old trick is to remove the cmos battery, as it often then jumps you to bios to reset date and time.
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  10. Joined : Jul 2016
    Posts : 38
    Win10
       24 Jul 2016 #20

    I had similar issue and forgot what I did - try googling it for you specific mobo or machine
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