Installing Win10 on LGA775

  1. Posts : 46
    Windows 10

    Installing Win10 on LGA775

    Hi all.

    I've been given some old pc bits from a charity and I'm helping them getting them back up and working with win10.

    Raiding my pc bits cupboard, i've got a pc 'working'. All I need now is to get windows 10 home installed.

    I've established that the pc can take win10, its Q6600 2.4ghz

    I've used media creation tool to download win10 iso. I didn't use my pc settings as its win10pro and will be installing Home.
    I then used Rufus to make the bootable usb. As the mboard is a legacy bios, i set the partition to MBR.

    When I boot up, it shows a single underscore, the win10 logo pops up, disappears and returns to a single underscore.

    I assume the setting for creating a win10 iso from the media creation tool was correct
    And that its only the MBR partition is needed for legacy bios's.

    Any ideas what to check next?

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    One thought would be to create a dvd :-0 but they no longer fit on 1 dvd, would need a DL dvd
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  2. Posts : 18,443
    Windows 11 Pro

    SEP555 said:
    Any ideas what to check next?
    Just let the Media Creation Tool create the USB flash drive. It will create a multi-edition flash drive with lots of Windows 10 editions, including Home.
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  3. Posts : 46
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    yeah thats what i did. Just boots up with that flashing cursor in the top left and a flash of the windows logo. Unless it takes a long time to load up. Maybe i should leave it a while.

    Added a dvd drive, not that anyone really uses them these days, but its only then i realised win iso's are now larger than dvd's.
    If i cant get a usb to boot, the dvd is my only option. will need to buy DL DvD's :-#
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