Question Bios won't let me change my Boot order

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So I have downloaded windows installation tool on USB (to reinstall windows) and I want to set it as boot device in BIOS (I have SSD as OS drive and HDD as game drive etc...),but I just can't figure out what to put first.
I tried putting USB Hard drive on first spot,then USB Device on first slot and it just wont boot from it.


Please help me
 
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Motherboard: Make, model?

Overall, computer hardware specs and OS?
PC specs (copying from Speccy so there is no mistake)
Operating System
Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
CPU
Intel Core i5 2400 @ 3.10GHz
Sandy Bridge 32nm Technology
RAM
8,00GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 665MHz
Motherboard
Hewlett-Packard (HP) 1494 (SOCKET 0)
Graphics
HP L1940T (1280x1024@75Hz)
2047MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti (Gigabyte)
Storage
232GB Samsung SSD 860 EVO 250GB ATA Device (SATA (SSD))
232GB Western Digital WDC WD2500AAKX-603CA0 ATA Device (SATA )
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BIOS is very old,it has basic stuff and i enter it via F10 on bootup.
And RAM is working on 1333Mhz idk why it says 665 on speccy..
 
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Do you have the motherboard User Guide/Manual?

I found the following HP Motherboard link.

Verify that the link is a match to your motherboard.

And here is another link from within this forum referencing the 1494 motherboard.
I don't have any user manuals for Motherboard,and the link you sent has specifications displayed on their page. I have opened my pc and I'm pretty sure i got the same MoBo. I have tried setting the windoest installation tool on another USB device,same format Fat-32 I belive,and it displays same stuff in bios and I cant figure out the order of devices....
 

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Looking back, set up the SSD with the OS (Windows 10) on it as the boot drive.

Get that working without having the Western Digital drive connected.

SSD at Drive(0).

Once working without issues then Western Digital at Drive (1) can be connected.
 
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Looking back, set up the SSD with the OS (Windows 10) on it as the boot drive.

Get that working without having the Western Digital drive connected.

SSD at Drive(0).

Once working without issues then Western Digital at Drive (1) can be connected.
Just to update you, I have managed to reinstall windows.
When I created the installation files on the USB drive,i noticed 1 file called setup.exe. (I think that is it's name im not 100% sure)
I had no options left to try,so I launched that setup.exe (I think that is it's name im not 100% sure),and it promted me to installation as usuall,nothing new.
So if anyone has same issue,you can try the same thing I did.
Ralston18,thank you for your time and help,you have helped me a lot because i wouldn't try this if i didnt try your options and tips.
Again,thank you and if anyone has same issue,try the same thing i did.
 

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