Netherprovinc3
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Clean reinstall of Windows, booting to DVD

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I have a clean copy of Windows that I need to install onto my Dell laptop.  

I press F12 when I boot up the computer.  There is one option that comes up called boot manager, or something similar.  When I select that, the computer seems to boot to Windows normally (which is not what I want).

The other option is to enter the UEFI, and then go to the boot menu, I don't see a place where I can change from the hard drive being the primary boot drive to the DVD drive being the primary boot drive.

side note: this forum is tough to search (doesn't produce results) and I don't understand why there is no software section. 

Edit: It's a Dell Inspiron 3552.  I am trying to install a Windows 10 home copy that I downloaded and installed from the Microsoft webpage about a year ago.  I realize that there might be a more recent version available for download but I already burned this one to DVD so I figured I'd just use it and then download any needed updates.

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Philip_Yip
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RE: Clean reinstall of Windows, booting to DVD

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Do not use a DVD they are obsolete. Use a USB flash drive instead it has to be setup using the GPT partition scheme for UEFI BIOS and FAT32 formatted. Also use the Version 1709 build. See here for details:

http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/windows-oem-faqs-and-downloads/#CleanInstall15063 

 

Dr Philip Yip
Tech Enthusiast and Author of the Unofficial Dell Windows Reinstallation Guide

Windows FAQs and OEM Downloads


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RE: Clean reinstall of Windows, booting to DVD

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It would help to know the exact system model (i.e., Inspiron 5321, XPS L502x) and the exact version of Windows you're trying to install.

There is indeed a WIndows software section.

en.community.dell.com/.../

Philip_Yip
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RE: Clean reinstall of Windows, booting to DVD

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Do not use a DVD they are obsolete. Use a USB flash drive instead it has to be setup using the GPT partition scheme for UEFI BIOS and FAT32 formatted. Also use the Version 1709 build. See here for details:

http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/windows-oem-faqs-and-downloads/#CleanInstall15063 

 

Dr Philip Yip
Tech Enthusiast and Author of the Unofficial Dell Windows Reinstallation Guide

Windows FAQs and OEM Downloads


#IDoNotWorkFor Dell
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Saltgrass
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RE: Clean reinstall of Windows, booting to DVD

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If you burned the .iso image to the DVD it should be available as a boot option.  Make sure have it loaded before you start the boot process.

You are working with an x64 version of Win 10?

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