Once the desired option has been selected and confirmed, depending on the type of installation media you are using, you might see different options.
In each case, installing Windows 10 relies on booting from a device other than your main hard disk drive (HDD) or solid state drive (SSD).
To do that, you need to access the BIOS or UEFI setup page. In this guide, we’ll walk through the basic steps that apply to most scenarios.
Once you’ve found the menu, the interface will present menus displaying the structure of your boot order.
Boot order determines which devices your computer will try to boot from first, second, etc. Most often, your first boot device is your hard disk or SSD containing Windows 10.
Start your computer then proceed to strike the appropriate key or command to load the BIOS.
After loading the BIOS or UEFI, connect your USB media or connect the DVD install media.
That said, the following provides a comprehensive list of common methods for booting into the BIOS or UEFI firmware interfaces.
To enter the BIOS, you need to press a certain key or combination of keys while your computer is booting up.
If you don’t see your connected USB device listed, choose the USB storage listed under EFI or Legacy sources.
Use the down arrow key to navigate to the selection; some older BIOS interfaces will require using function keys such as F5 and F6 to navigate up and down the boot order.
Then, we’ll discuss some troubleshooting and alternate methods, in case the simple approach doesn’t work for you.