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p6540f USB Flash Drive not an option in BIOS

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I am absolutely not techie at all, so please explain things like you would to a 4 yr old!   LOL    I also apologize if my terms aren't the best!    🙂 


Our screen is stuck on "Choose your keyboard layout".    I created a USB flashdrive from our laptop to reboot with Windows 10 from it.


I followed the instructions here


When I get to the last step, I get a failure notice.   So, after reading different articles, I decided that I should go into BIOS and make the USB drive the priorty boot.     There's no option for a USB drive.    I think we've had this desktop since 2010 or so.   Is it possible to make it add a USB?    


Thank you!


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p6540f USB Flash Drive not an option in BIOS



Many of the older PCs will not support booting from a USB flash drive.  If you are trying to boot up Windows installation media then do it from CD or DVD+R SL. Be sure that the image download that matches the W10 version that you are digitally registered to use from MS.



Use a native USB mouse and native USB keyboard that will work without a hub.

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