1.    06 Sep 2017 #1
    Join Date : Sep 2017
    Posts : 5
    windows 10

    Bios set to boot from cd but still booting into ubuntu


    I want to reinstall windows 10 . To do this I set the bios to boot from CD. inserted win 10 disk then powered off and back on again but the pc continues to boot into the Ubuntu dual boot grub menu. Please help.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  2.    06 Sep 2017 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Arnold, MD
    Posts : 28,948
    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)

    Quote Originally Posted by laceylou View Post
    I want to reinstall windows 10 . To do this I set the bios to boot from CD. inserted win 10 disk then powered off and back on again but the pc continues to boot into the Ubuntu dual boot grub menu. Please help.
    Not sure of your key sequence, but you may need to do what's called a "one-time" boot option. When restarting, repeatedly press the F12 key (may be F8 or F2), and you should get a BIOS boot menu. Look for the option to boot from DVD or CD or Optical Device. If it recognizes the CD/DVD, and you get a message "Press any key to boot from CD.....", you have 10 seconds to press a key, or it will revert to the hard disk.
      My ComputersSystem Spec
  3.    06 Sep 2017 #3
    Join Date : Sep 2017
    Posts : 5
    windows 10
    Thread Starter

    sorry, I should have mentioned that I got that message and immediately hit a key but it still booted into the grub menu
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  4.    06 Sep 2017 #4
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Arnold, MD
    Posts : 28,948
    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)

    Quote Originally Posted by laceylou View Post
    sorry, I should have mentioned that I got that message and immediately hit a key but it still booted into the grub menu
    I'm not familiar enough with dual-booting Windows and Linux. I do remember having problems with the Grub Boot menu and the Windows Boot menu trying to live peacefully together. There's a way to do what you want, I just don't know what it is. Sorry. Somebody will come along who's done this. Hang in there! TC
      My ComputersSystem Spec
  5.    06 Sep 2017 #5
    Join Date : Sep 2017
    Posts : 5
    windows 10
    Thread Starter

    thank you. After 7 hours my brain is fading a bit so I will try one more time and if that fails I will unplug the SSD disc that Ubuntu is installed on. I'm a bit out of touch with windows as over the past 7 years I have not used it very much apart from updating, checking anti virus plus tomtom drive to update my sat nav. Thank you for your help and encouragement I will plod on. Cheers
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  6.    06 Sep 2017 #6
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    Poughkeepsie, NY
    Posts : 278
    Windows 10 64 Bit

    Laceylou, is your system booting in EFI or Legacy Bios. Also what brand of computer do you have.

    Henry
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  7.    06 Sep 2017 #7
    Join Date : Jun 2016
    Los Angeles
    Posts : 1,031
    Windows 10 Pro

    If you get the message to Press Any Key to Boot from CD/DVD and you pressed a key it should start to boot the disc, unless the disc is scratched, smudged or is not a bootable Disc etc. Unless you are using a wireless keyboard, then the keyboard may not be recognized at this stage, be sure to use a USB keyboard.
    If you can boot any other computer with this disc, then On another computer you can create an ISO Image of your Windows disc using IMGBurn, then you can burn the image to USB Flash drive with Rufus, both available in my signature. Once finished, put the USB Flash drive into the computer and boot into Setup (Bios) go to the Security tab, if Secure Boot is enabled, using your Enter and Arrow keys, Disable it or change it to Setup Mode. If UEFI Bios is enabled, change it to Legacy. Go to the Boot tab, move the USB Flash Drive to first boot device. Save and Exit. When you restart you should see the message press any key to boot from USB.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  8.    06 Sep 2017 #8
    Join Date : Jun 2014
    Posts : 5,500
    Windows 10 Pro

    I don't know if this will help or not but it worked for me. I was trying to go back to Windows on a Acer laptop that I had installed Linux Mint. I was using a flash drive that was setup with Rufus. No matter what settings I used when I selected to boot from the flash drive Linux Mint kept loading. I then used Microsoft's Media Creation tool to make the flash drive install media. I was then able to run the Windows installer to delete the Linux and install Windows 10.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

 


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Windows boot slowly after dual boot Ubuntu
I used to use Windows for my work and It used to boot very fast. However, after dual boot with Ubuntu, my windows boot time became very long, it was annoying. I deleted Ubuntu, FORMATED ALL DRIVE, devided partitions, reinstalled Windows but it is...
General Support
Lost the Alienware boot animation after dual booting with Ubuntu
Hi guys, I have Alienware 17 R3. I have dual booted with Ubuntu 16.04. Now when I select windows in grub menu, the generic windows 10 animation shows up with 1024x768 resolution. Is there a way to restore my Alienware boot animation? Thank...
Installation and Upgrade
Issues dual booting Ubuntu 15.10 and Windows 10
I'm having some troubles trying to get Ubuntu 15.10 64 bit dual-booted with Windows 10 64 bit. Firstly, I burned the latest ISO from the official Ubuntu website to an 8GB USB formatted to FAT-32 using Universal-USB-Installer. I then restarted...
Installation and Upgrade
Ubuntu Boot option still available in UEFI BIOS after Dual Boot
Recently I played around with dual booting Linux Mint on my system. I decided that I would delete it for the present as I have other things to focus on. However, after deleting partitions and fixing my MBR to only boot windows my UEFI BIOS still...
General Support
Dual Booting Windows 10 and Ubuntu 15.04
Hi, I've just built my desktop and I'm trying to dual boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu 15.04. I've already partitioned my hard drive, and installed Windows 10 and Ubuntu 15.04, but I'm trying to get to a place where I can choose what OS to start...
Installation and Upgrade
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:17.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+ Ten Forums iOS App Ten Forums Android App



Windows 10 Forums