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Windows 10 will not let me install linux

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Your pre-installed windows 10 home will not install OS linux.

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Enter BIOS SETUP, and enable "legacy" mode, instead of "UEFI" mode.

That should let you boot from "non-UEFI" media, such as media containing Linux.

 

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Thank you for the answer. BUT, can't get into bios. F10 does nothing. Hold shift & gives me set up utilities. Go to legacy & says I have to disable secure boot before I can enable legacy.  Thanks.

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> I have to disable secure boot before I can enable legacy. 

 

Yes.  That is a different BIOS setting.

 

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I disabled secure boot & enable legacy. The installation of linux said, complete. Reboot & goes directly into windows. My opinon it's the preinstalled OS.  HP should correct it. If I new this ahead of time I wouldn't have bought this HP computer. I hope you have more idears, thanks.

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Did enable legacy. Does not work.

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Have a linux disk. Says, won't let me install linux.  See system adminstrator. Would like HP to correct this problem with the pre-installed sofeware. Thank you.

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> Have a linux disk. Says, won't let me install linux.  See system adminstrator.

 

Please give us a little more information to work with.

 

What is the exact wording of the error-message?

 

Does it occur when your computer starts to read from media in the optical disk-drive? Or, later?

Which version of Linux?

Which release of that version?

 

Is Windows running when you insert the Linux media?

 

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