Windows 10 Installation keeps booting from USB after clean install


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    Windows 10 Installation keeps booting from USB after clean install


    I got a HP Notebook yesterday that had Windows 8.1 on it. Today I decided I wanted to reinstall Windows 10 (not upgrade, but clean install) on it and I do have experience in reinstalling operating systems. I reinstalled Windows 10 from a USB stick and when the computer restarted after the installation was done, it would keep booting from the USB stick. I exited the installation screen and then went to the BIOS to change boot priority to "OS Manager", but all I got was an error which I don't remember what it said, and then it just restarted again.

    So my question is, how can I get Windows 10 to boot after is has installed and restarted? I really need help fast as I can't seem to solve this myself and it is really frustrating me.

    This is my laptop: HP 15.6 Laptop - Black (Intel Celeron N3050 / 500GB HDD / 4GB RAM / Windows 8.1) : Laptops - Best Buy Canada
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    If there is no USB drive connected then the BIOS will automatically choose the next boot device in line...
    (You did remove the USB drive, right?)
    ...for example the next on the list may be your CD drive and the one after that may be your HDD.
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    teachermark said:
    If there is no USB drive connected then the BIOS will automatically choose the next boot device in line...
    (You did remove the USB drive, right?)
    ...for example the next on the list may be your CD drive and the one after that may be your HDD.
    No, I did not remove the USB drive. Am I supposed to do that? If I am supposed to do that when exactly should I do it and are you certain that it will work? Also I changed the settings to "Legacy Support", should I change it back to "UEFI"? Sorry for asking so many questions.
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    One of the first things the Windows Installation process does is copy all the files it needs FROM the USB drive TO your Hard Disc Drive.

    Once the installation has been done, you can remove the USB drive.
    If for any reason the USB or DVD is needed in the future, your computer will tell you.
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    teachermark said:
    One of the first things the Windows Installation process does is copy all the files it needs FROM the USB drive TO your Hard Disc Drive.

    Once the installation has been done, you can remove the USB drive.
    If for any reason the USB or DVD is needed in the future, your computer will tell you.
    Alright I will try this. Also, if I am not asking for too much, could you please keep eyes on this thread just in case if I need further assistance? I would really appreciate that. Thanks! I will reply in about 30 minutes or so.
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    teachermark said:
    One of the first things the Windows Installation process does is copy all the files it needs FROM the USB drive TO your Hard Disc Drive.

    Once the installation has been done, you can remove the USB drive.
    If for any reason the USB or DVD is needed in the future, your computer will tell you.
    YES! IT WORKED! Thank you, you are a life saver! The computer is finally starting up :) ! I appreciate your expertise!
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    Yippee! Well done.
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    teachermark said:
    If there is no USB drive connected then the BIOS will automatically choose the next boot device in line...
    (You did remove the USB drive, right?)
    ...for example the next on the list may be your CD drive and the one after that may be your HDD.
    I just installed Windows 10 and made a restore disk on a sub flash drive. Now, when I plug in a usb external backup drive to that port, the computer tries to boot from it. I have to disconnect it all the time. I ran setup and looked at boot order, but it has the right sequence;however, I did this after removing the usb drive. Should I plug it back in and try to reboot again and change the hard drives order? When it was churning to try to boot from that drive, it wouldn't let me enter F12 boot sequence, but I can try again. Thoughts?
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