Windows 10: Loss of disk space despite clean install Solved

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  1.    03 Jun 2017 #51

    That is correct.
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       03 Jun 2017 #52

    Augi1 said: View Post
    That is correct.
    Hang in there......be back
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       03 Jun 2017 #53

    It's seeing the DVD as a device to boot from because you are getting that "press any key to boot from CD" message. But it's not actually doing it because the system is set to Legacy and the DVD is set to EFI support. I've asked someone else to take a look.

    If anyone else has any ideas, please post......
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  4.    03 Jun 2017 #54

    TC, don't know how much help I will be....but, I have always had troubles trying to boot from a re-writable disk. Never have been successful. Is there a reason we can't use a flash drive? I haven't read all 6 pages....
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       03 Jun 2017 #55

    simrick said: View Post
    TC, don't know how much help I will be....but, I have always had troubles trying to boot from a re-writable disk. Never have been successful. Is there a reason we can't use a flash drive? I haven't read all 6 pages....
    Bob does it all the time. Bob, any ideas? Secure boot or something?
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       03 Jun 2017 #56

    Augi1, do you have Secure Boot turned on in the BIOS? If so, try turning it off and allowing Legacy Support. I don't know what your BIOS screens look like, sorry.
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       03 Jun 2017 #57

    f14tomcat said: View Post
    Bob does it all the time. Bob, any ideas? Secure boot or something?
    He has to look in the BIOS to see if there is Secure Boot, if there is it must be turned off.

    Yes, I use re-writable's all the time even for ISO's.
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  •    03 Jun 2017 #58

    I would be happy to check re the Secure Boot. Is there a way to do this without rebooting the computer and entering setup? Can I do it from within Windows?
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  •    03 Jun 2017 #59

    Is it worth it/possible to convert to UEFI? Would that be easier?
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       03 Jun 2017 #60

    Augi1 said: View Post
    I would be happy to check re the Secure Boot. Is there a way to do this without rebooting the computer and entering setup? Can I do it from within Windows?
    Nope! Must be done by looking thru setup. No other way. You can look to see how it's currently set by typing system information in search and looking for it in the list. To change, must be in setup.
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