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Ok, an idea. If the harddrive has crashed & no OS, IF I can change the boot order to USB/CD/DVD, can W10 be put on a USB & Booted??


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8GB or so. Get a USB drive if possible, they're only about $3 at Walmart.

Download Windows 10 ISO "MAKER" from MS here: Create Windows 10 installation media

That's just a tool to write the ISO file to USB, it may download the file but if not get the ISO from the button on the same page that says "Get Installation Media". I don't get the same page you'll see (I have different Windows), going from memory.

Run the ISO maker/installer and skip "install", select 'make USB installer" - then use the downloaded ISO file and the tool will do the rest.

Insert that USB stick into the PC you're installing Windows on and set the BIOS to boot from USB. Follow the instructions on screen once the install begins.


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Ok, I found a flash drive same size as mentioned above , did as mentioned above & now I get a black screen white lettering that says “ an operating system wasn’t found . Try disconnecting any drives that don’t contain an operating system. Press ctrl+alt+del to restart.
At this point I think it’ll be a nice door stop