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  1.    20 Nov 2015 #21
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    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    If there's a choice in the BIOS, choose USB-HDD not USB-CD.
    Good point, I've had to do that if my thumb drive was not tagged as removable media. I had a couple of Sandisk thumb drives the PC treated as USB hard drives. I think I also had to go into the hard drive section of the BIOS and shift the order to boot from them. Really had me scratching my head for a while.
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  2.    20 Nov 2015 #22
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    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Good point, I've had to do that if my thumb drive was not tagged as removable media. I had a couple of Sandisk thumb drives the PC treated as USB hard drives. I think I also had to go into the hard drive section of the BIOS and shift the order to boot from them. Really had me scratching my head for a while.
    NOPE !! nothing....
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  3.    20 Nov 2015 #23
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    My wife's Acer is very finicky as to how the thumb drive is created. I made several attempts before it even showed up in the BIOS boot menu at all. What eventually worked for me was using diskpart, option 2 here, http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...e-windows.html It would not even see it at all if it was formatted in NTFS. Rufus was a wash out too. I eventually went old school with diskpart. I never tried an optical disk on that laptop, or any of my laptops for that matter. I do all my installs from thumb drives these days. Faster and easier IMHO. I haven't burned a CD/DVD in ages. My ASUS laptop on the other hand is easy peasy. It will install in UEFI mode even if the thumb drive is formatted in NTFS.
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  4.    20 Nov 2015 #24
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    Is there a memory card reader in there, heard it can make a mess of boot options ?
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  5.    20 Nov 2015 #25
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    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    My wife's Acer is very finicky as to how the thumb drive is created. I made several attempts before it even showed up in the BIOS boot menu at all. What eventually worked for me was using diskpart, option 2 here, http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...e-windows.html It would not even see it at all if it was formatted in NTFS. Rufus was a wash out too. I eventually went old school with diskpart. I never tried an optical disk on that laptop, or any of my laptops for that matter. I do all my installs from thumb drives these days. Faster and easier IMHO. I haven't burned a CD/DVD in ages. My ASUS laptop on the other hand is easy peasy. It will install in UEFI mode even if the thumb drive is formatted in NTFS.
    OK, I will give it a try with Diskpart !! I will report ASAP.
    Q?? But this is for win 7 and win 8 or 8.1.1? I don't have any ISO or DVD from previous windows..I'm all in with window 10.Pro.
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  6.    20 Nov 2015 #26
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    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Is there a memory card reader in there, heard it can make a mess of boot options ?
    Do you mean with a card in it? Neither one of my laptops will boot from my card reader. I really wish they would, but they are MIA from the boot menu, even with a bootable SD card in the slot. Still a good point, I'd remove any cards from them just to rule it out.
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  7.    20 Nov 2015 #27
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    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Is there a memory card reader in there, heard it can make a mess of boot options ?
    YES!! I have a cardreader, but Windows 10 did not find a driver for it. I have not bother with it till now, cause I will be installing a clean Win10pro. Hopefully.
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  8.    20 Nov 2015 #28
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    Quote Originally Posted by ered View Post
    YES!! I have a cardreader, but Windows 10 did not find a driver for it. I have not bother with it till now, cause I will be installing a clean Win10pro. Hopefully.
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    It doesn't matter if there is a driver or not, not from the BIOS point of view. The OS (Windows) isn't loaded at that point. Boot support would be baked into the BIOS, or not.
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  9.    20 Nov 2015 #29
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    Any way to disable it in BIOS ?
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  10.    20 Nov 2015 #30
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    Ok, I looked inside the Bios and nothing on Cardreader. I also tried to disable the OS defaults and I got scared when I got this attetion msg. I did not go forward to disable it.
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