I purchased a Hades Canyon 8I7HVK with Ubuntu installed. Rather inevitably, a moment came when I realized what a doofus I had been and had to rake the buck for a Windows 10 Home.
Made a bootable USB on another Windows-running PC (since the Gparted-made bootable USB that I had initially made on Ubuntu helped me run into Error Code #whateverthatwas during Win10 install) using Media Creation Tool. Things looked promising...
...till I started getting some Error Code #somethingelse again and again. Contacted Microsoft support, some dude notified me that I had to de-activate the infamous UEFI and Secure Boot and activate Legacy Boot in order to get rid of that pest.
After a few attempts and my realization that UEFI could not be de-activated, I got the suggestion to activate Secure Boot and then try to enter BIOS again and de-activate both Secure Boot and UEFI.
So now I am stuck in a point where I cannot access any BIOS to de-activate Secure Boot, while Secure Boot has been charring my eyeballs throwing the good old Windows install-and-fail loop every single time.
Please, let me know how I can access BIOS again and de-activate Secure Boot. No F2, F8 or F10 will work.
*I guess I should mention that I have erased the Ubuntu partition so my PC is now blissfully OS-free. Hooray.
Hi, Eugen! Oh, that's me.
Wanted to let you people know that I managed to regain BIOS access with the dedicated .bio file.
HOWEVER, the UEFI issue is here to stay. The bootable USB is FAT32 type, yet I get the razz every time.
And yes, I am fed up with powering on/off the NUC when I get another error code or absence of media device and turning it into a windmill.
In fact, that "dude" at Microsoft was a complete and utter idiot! You absolutely want to have (and, in fact, have to have) UEFI boot enabled and you want to ensure that the O/S is installed in UEFI mode. Important notes:
Hope this helps,