Cant do fresh install for DVD

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  1. Posts : 17,349
    Windows 11 Pro
       #11

    I have a USB for my other computers, but my desktop just will not boot from it, so I burned a DVD, booted from it and clean installed, no problems. Yes, you do have to press a key to boot from DVD when it asks.

    Click on skip when asked for a product key (several times).
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  2. Posts : 2,790
    Linux Mint 20.1 Win10Prox64
       #12

    ramram55 said:
    using down arrow choose CDROM and hit enter you should be in business.
    That's what he did and it did not work. Come to think of it, after select the CD, you might also need to tap on any key in order to boot from the CD. Sometimes the BIOS flash a quick message "Press Any Key to boot from CD/DVD"
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  3. Posts : 1,567
    Windows 10 Pro
       #13

    topgundcp said:
    That's what he did and it did not work. Come to think of it, after select the CD, you might also need to tap on any key in order to boot from the CD. Sometimes the BIOS flash a quick message "Press Any Key to boot from CD/DVD"
    I think ramram55 was trying to get OP to change first boot device to CDROM in the BIOS which, based on BIOS screen image posted, they hadn't done at this point. With the posted BIOS screen, it seems it would just continue to boot from HDD without any option presented.
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  4. Posts : 2,790
    Linux Mint 20.1 Win10Prox64
       #14

    Word Man said:
    I think ramram55 was trying to get OP to change first boot device to CDROM in the BIOS which, based on BIOS screen image posted, they hadn't done at this point. With the posted BIOS screen, it seems it would just continue to boot from HDD without any option presented.
    It does not matter what order it's in from Boot Menu and that's the whole purpose of Boot Menu, It allows you to temporarily boot from any Device regardless the order of the boot device. The next boot without Boot Menu, it will default back to the boot order in BIOS.
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  5. Posts : 138
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit BETA
       #15

    Not trying to steal your thread here gbu , just share my experience.
    I have a very similar problem trying to do a clean install booting from DVD or USB:
    Windows 10 x86, boots from DVD or USB without probs,
    Windows 10 x64, from DVD loads the blue window and then nothing more. Have to switch off/on to get out of it. From USB - nothing, just blank, some HD activity and then nothing, ctrl/Alt/Del restarts
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  6. Posts : 1,567
    Windows 10 Pro
       #16

    topgundcp said:
    It does not matter what order it's in from Boot Menu and that's the whole purpose of Boot Menu, It allows you to temporarily boot from any Device regardless the order of the boot device. The next boot without Boot Menu, it will default back to the boot order in BIOS.
    I understand your point given the meaning of "Boot Menu" nowadays, i.e., a direct option to immediately boot from the selected device. My alternative interpretation is that this "Boot Menu" is simply an offered change in the boot order which the user changes, saves to the BIOS, and, upon reboot, goes into effect. In that case, changing the "Boot First" device to CDROM would first attempt boot from that and, if user presses any key to boot from CD, it boots from the CD and never even looks at the HDD. He doesn't WANT it to look at the HDD in this case.

    My laptop offers both scenarios, depending on whether I'm using UEFI or Legacy boot. Granted, I don't know anything about the DualBIOS on that Gigabyte motherboard.
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  7. Posts : 2,790
    Linux Mint 20.1 Win10Prox64
       #17

    Word Man said:
    I understand your point given the meaning of "Boot Menu" nowadays, i.e., a direct option to immediately boot from the selected device. My alternative interpretation is that this "Boot Menu" is simply an offered change in the boot order which the user changes, saves to the BIOS, and, upon reboot, goes into effect. In that case, changing the "Boot First" device to CDROM would first attempt boot from that and, if user presses any key to boot from CD, it boots from the CD and never even looks at the HDD. He doesn't WANT it to look at the HDD in this case.

    My laptop offers both scenarios, depending on whether I'm using UEFI or Legacy boot.
    That is the whole point. When select from boot Menu, the BIOS completely ignores the boot order and will boot straight from the device you selected. The boot order in the BIOS does not change.
    Last edited by topgundcp; 22 Aug 2015 at 15:33.
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  8. Posts : 51
    window 10
       #18

    Withdrew.

    Wrongly posted.
    Last edited by big10; 22 Aug 2015 at 17:30.
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  9. Posts : 1,567
    Windows 10 Pro
       #19

    topgundcp said:
    That is the whole point. When select from boot Menu, the BIOS completely ignores the boot order and will boot straight from the device you selected. The boot order in the BIOS does not change.
    In the case of a one time boot device selection, I agree. However, there are still BIOSes out there where you can save the first boot device order in any fashion you specify, and they stick, boot after boot. In two specific examples at home, I have changed boot order from HDD first to DVD first and, if it finds a DVD in the drive, it will offer to boot from it by pressing any key. If no DVD is in the drive, it moves on to the HDD. I think this is what OP is looking for in this case. I'm only trying to relate to OP's needs and interpret the BIOS screen shot they posted here.
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  10. gbu
    Posts : 117
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #20

    I have selected DVD as the first boot in the Boot Menu but it still just loads back to Windows.
    My Boot Menu just allows that option for the first time after that it switches back to boot from HDD

    Should i go into BIOS and try changing the order there to see if that makes a difference?
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