Windows 10: Installation help... Iím lost

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  1.    05 Apr 2018 #1

    Installation help... Iím lost

    My old Windows 7 1TB Corsair hard drive stopped booting, wouldn't allow safe mode or system restore or logging in so I ordered a new WD Blue 1TB Sata6 64mb Cache harddrive and a copy of a Windows 10 disk from Newegg. I inserted the disk and went into my bios and set boot option 1 to my Optical drive named HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GH24 and launched and went to a screen that says "Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Inset Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key_"

    I've read that I should try launching CSM and disabling Secure Boot Control, but I can't find that anywhere in my BIOS. My motherboard is a Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H ATX LGA1155.

    My friend told me (after he told me to order a new harddrive and OS) that I have to format the harddrive first. This is the only PC in the house, everything else is mac. Help???
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  2.    05 Apr 2018 #2

    If you have the Windows 10 disk in the optical drive you need to press a key when it shows on the screen "Press any key to boot...."

    That will boot the Windows 10 disc and get the install started.

    IF that does not show and you still get the message. Try pressing F8 a few times before/as the boot up starts. Then select the optical drive there to boot the Windows 10 disc.

    EDIT: Windows 10 will format and setup the hard drive for you during the install.
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  3.    05 Apr 2018 #3

    Sadly every time I press a key it just sends the message again. For me, boot menu is F12 not F8. Iíve done that to boot to my Optical drive already but it acts no different than if I booted to my harddrive. It gives me the message press any key, but whenever I press a key it just sends the message again.
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  4.    05 Apr 2018 #4

    Is the DVD drive the only optical drive you have? No other drive it could possibly be your trying to boot from?
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  5.    05 Apr 2018 #5

    The only two drives given as an option are the HDD and the Optical drive. DVD is inserted.
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  6.    05 Apr 2018 #6

    Other than taking the DVD out and putting it back in, also perhaps powering down and then trying again...... I will let someone with knowledge of newer hardware chime in here.
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  7.    05 Apr 2018 #7

    The last HDD slowly slowed down chrome and then one day wouldnít boot, wouldnít system restore, wouldnít do safe mode. Is it a bad idea to put this Windows 10 disk into there in an attempt to overwrite it?
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       05 Apr 2018 #8

    Sounds to me like your DVD drive is not reading the disk Why don't you download and create a USB install media from MCT and try the install form that, use the Product Key from the DVD
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  9.    05 Apr 2018 #9

    Clintlgm said: View Post
    Sounds to me like your DVD drive is not reading the disk Why don't you download and create a USB install media from MCT and try the install form that, use the Product Key from the DVD
    A tech friend recently recommended that. Thank you.
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  10.    10 Apr 2018 #10

    my dvd disk would not boot as well in rom drive.
    So idownloaded a small piece of software called RUFUS portable version is the best.
    plug in a usb stick and run rufus to create a bootable usb drive (stick) at least 8gig capacity.
    change the bootable option to ISO IMAGE click on the icon and direct the path to the dvd(win10) disk in your rom drive
    Once done enter the BIOS and select(boot order) uefi usb drive to be the first bootable drive.
    I found this method excellent to use no problem at all do custom install on win10
    Make sure you back up the files you want to save before you do the above.
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