[SOLVED] Clean Windows 10 install question: boot order

dg27

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I'm getting ready to do a clean install of Windows 10 using media I'll create on a USB flash drive.

The megathread instructions say this:

Before you proceed with the installation, it may be necessary to enter the bios and set your machine boot order to USB or DVD drive as the first bootable option it will look for, depending on what form of installation media you created in the previous section.

If I do this, how can I reboot into Win 7 to start the install?

Or if I set it like this:

1st Boot Device [Removable Dev.]
2nd Boot Device [HDD-Samsung SSD]

will it skip the USB (which is blank right now) and reboot to the SSS in Win 7?
 

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You create your Win 10 USB first.
Then, power off, connect that USB and boot up.
If it boots into the USB, continue.
If it boots into the existing Win 7...this is when you go back and change the boot order.

Section II outlines this.

You do NOT start the install from within the running Win 7.
 
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You do not "reboot into Win 7 to start the install "
You boot from the Win 10 USB you're previously created.

The Win 7 is of no consequence, as you will be DELETING all existing partitions on the drive as you go through this process.

 

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Thanks. Now I get it. I created the media on USB and will start this tomorrow morning after I open my machine and disconnect the other four internal drives I have.

Related to that: Do you think it's necessary to remove SATA and PCI cards?
 

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