cannot install windows 10 Solved

  1.    27 Jan 2017 #1

    cannot install windows 10

    Purchased an hp260-p026 desktop with win10 preinstalled. Don't like the setup - too may partitions, extra apps, etc so as I have in the past I erased it to clean install OS. Bad mistake. I downloaded win 10 from microsoft site but cannot install it. It shows "Checking media presence, media present, checking IPv4, then IPv6 - then goes to Boot Device not found, Please Install an Operating system .on your hard disc. Well that's what I'm trying to do.
    I have reset the PC and reverted to bios defaults I have insured that the partition is mbr. I have tried 64 bit and 32 bit dvds. Still same results.

    Help me please!
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  2.    27 Jan 2017 #2

    Would you believe? I enabled Legacy in bios - booted dvd from legacy and VIOLA I'm now installing.
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       27 Jan 2017 #3

    natchezjohn said: View Post
    Would you believe? I enabled Legacy in bios - booted dvd from legacy and VIOLA I'm now installing.
    Yes, I would. :)

    This has come up before on other threads, but it's good to have it in a concise form here for others to find.
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  4.    28 Jan 2017 #4

    This incident demonstrates yet again the flaws in window's structure. Throughout the 3 day effort to install windows 10 on my pc I returned to the bios and made numerous changes to try to solve the problem. Each time I was not able to do so but each time (to insure I hadn't completely messed up the bios) I inserted a linux based os dvd and EVERY time I was able to proceed with an installation. THIS demonstrates the inherent windows weakness. IT'S GOTTA BE JUST RIGHT OR WINDOWS CAN'T HANDLE IT.
    Surely Microsoft could design it's os to be universally install-able as linux is or perhaps it is deliberately designed to be so.
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  5.    28 Jan 2017 #5

    UEFI or Legacy bos, msdos or GPT partitions, 32 bit or 64 bit DVDs, DVD's or usb, old or new pc, etc-etc, whatever, linux doesn't care - windows does.
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  6.    28 Jan 2017 #6

    Congrats. Please mark topic as solved to help others with same problem to find your solution. Thanks.
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