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  1.    27 Aug 2017 #11
    Join Date : Sep 2015
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    DavidY, Interesting . . . Wait a minute . . .Ok, nothing changed.

    Fafhrd: The UEFI has an option to change the boot order. I reset it to usb/optical/hd. Made no difference. I will try HP support for whatever no-os computer I fancy.
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  2.    27 Aug 2017 #12
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 9,411
    Windows 10 Pro

    @tcebob,

    How did you make the USB flash drive that you are attempting to boot from? It has to be formatted as FAT32 to boot in UEFI mode.
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  3.    28 Aug 2017 #13
    Join Date : Dec 2013
    Portsmouth Hampshire
    Posts : 1,833
    Windows 10 x86 14383 Insider Pro and Core 10240

    @tcebob - I think you may have received the solution to your problem in an earlier question you posed on the forum:

    copy win 10 installation usb to DVD? Solved - Windows 10 Forums

    Find the recdisk DVD you made then, boot to it in your DVD drive on the HP, then run setup from your Windows 10 home USB
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  4.    28 Aug 2017 #14
    Join Date : Sep 2015
    Posts : 293
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by Fafhrd View Post
    @tcebob - I think you may have received the solution to your problem in an earlier question you posed on the forum:

    copy win 10 installation usb to DVD? Solved - Windows 10 Forums

    Find the recdisk DVD you made then, boot to it in your DVD drive on the HP, then run setup from your Windows 10 home USB
    Right. I did make that post and it was helpful. But one of the reasons I am looking for a different computer is that nothing I have tried (including many good responses to that and other posts) will make the HP boot to the DVD or USB. After many hours on Google, YouTube, etc. as well as a house call from my computer doctor I have concluded that it can't be done. I actually like the HP Pavilion for its speed and memory specs, but himmel Gott, What happens when I need to reinstall Windows or use a restore disk?
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  5.    28 Aug 2017 #15
    Join Date : Jun 2014
    Posts : 5,530
    Windows 10 Pro

    I just had a problem doing a clean install on a Acer Aspire laptop. I used Rufus to make a bootable flash drive. No matter what I tried including different setting in Rufus the laptop always booted into Linux. Hitting the F12 key at bootup gave me the option to boot into Linux or boot with the flash drive. No matter what I tried the laptop kept booting to Linux. I solved my problem by using the Media Creation Tool from MS to make the bootable flash drive. Linux is now removed and my laptop is running Windows 10 Home.
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