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  1.    15 Jun 2017 #1

    The first of a few questions regarding installing W10.


    What needs completed:
    Remove Ubuntu 16.0.4 Install W10. Reinstall Ubuntu dual boot.

    First problem:
    Can not get into bios to change settings to boot from W10 DVD.
    The reason is, the HP logo comes and goes to fast.

    Any ideas on solving this?

    To be continued ater this.

    dlw
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  2.    15 Jun 2017 #2
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    Windows 10 Pro,

    If you really want, you do not need to remove Ubuntu first. I dual boot and I don't usually remove my Linux installation before I install Windows. The choice is up to you.

    You have to just repeatedly and rapidly push the delete button, or whatever button your system recognizes. I had an HP once that I had to just very quickly and rapidly press the F8 button as fast and as often as I could.
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  3.    15 Jun 2017 #3
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    Windows 10 Pro,

    A couple of questions come to mind. What is your partitioning scheme now? Do you have just Ubuntu on your system? How many hard drives do you have? What are your system specs? Can your system handle Windows 10?
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  4.    15 Jun 2017 #4
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    Windows 10 Pro,

    Do you have a fresh ISO image of Windows 10, the creators update, version 1703? Do you want to continue to dual boot? Are you happy with Ubuntu 16.04 or do you intend to update to 17.04?
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  5.    15 Jun 2017 #5

    My box is an HP Envy 750, i7, 24gb ram, 500gb SSD, 2 X 1tb HD's, 1 X 250gb external HD.
    Typing F10 repeatedly as fast as possible isn't fast enough. There is only a split second.
    I prefer Ubuntu and only use LTS's. Need W10 for 3D modeling.
    Want to reformat the SSD for W10. It's currently fomated Linux as are the other HD's.

    I am a user only.

    Thanks for replying.
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  6.    15 Jun 2017 #6
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    Windows 10 Pro,

    Quote Originally Posted by dlw1146 View Post
    My box is an HP Envy 750, i7, 24gb ram, 500gb SSD, 2 X 1tb HD's, 1 X 250gb external HD.
    Typing F10 repeatedly as fast as possible isn't fast enough. There is only a split second.
    I prefer Ubuntu and only use LTS's. Need W10 for 3D modeling.
    Want to reformat the SSD for W10. It's currently fomated Linux as are the other HD's.



    I am a user only.

    Thanks for replying.


    Then do not remove your Ubuntu installation. From Ubuntu you can use GParted to make sure that your partitions are ready for Windows 10 and then create a bootable USB stick using the newest ISO image of Windows 10 (the Creators update, version 1703). After that unplug the USB stick and re-plug it back it back in and the re-start your system using the restart function in Ubuntu. This should get your system to automatically boot from the USB stick or get the system to go into your BIOS.
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  7.    15 Jun 2017 #7
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    Windows 10 Pro,

    What drive is your Ubuntu on? You said that all of your hard drives are formatted Linux, what does this mean? I run Linux and all of my drives except SDA1 is formatted Windows, NTFS.
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  8.    15 Jun 2017 #8
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    Windows 10 Pro,

    What is the output when you use Ubuntu and enter the following command in the terminal?

    sudo parted -l
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  9.    15 Jun 2017 #9
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    Duh, I just had an idea that might help. Even though you only have one OS on your computer now, you can still add a custom GRUB editor to your Ubuntu installation. Using the GRUB menu you can easily enter into your BIOS.

    Of course you have seen this?

    HP and Compaq Desktop PCs - BIOS Setup Utility Information and Menu Options | HP® Customer Support


    Or this might help.

    How to Install Grub Customizer in Ubuntu 16.10 - Tips on Ubuntu
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  10.    15 Jun 2017 #10

    Using the GRUB menu you can easily enter into your BIOS.

    How is the grub menu opened?
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