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How to change Bios in Gateway Computer

After two weeks of troubles with windows 10, 5 different Microsoft agents all with different advice, it was decided that I needed to do a clean install with a bootable USB. After Microsoft downloaded to my flash drive. I was told to change the Bios so it would boot to the flash drive first. Not that easy. My computer is a Gateway DX4860 circa 2011. No matter what I choose it won't "catch" it always reverts to the original selection. Gateway's website was useless as they only talk about newer Bios. Then I checked the flash drive and it was empty!! after three hours of downloading (I have a slow internet). I'm downloading again by myself but I will still need to change the Bios if the download works.. ANY suggestions appreciated.

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Re: download and boot

Two remarks:
1. If you use the Windows Media Creation Tool, you don't download to the USB-stick. You download to the hard disk (as you always do) and then in a separate step you make a bootable USB-stick or DVD with the right contents.
2. Maybe the BIOS doesn't accept your choice if it doesn't see a bootable stick. Start with making that.

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My computer didn't see the downloadable USB because it was empty. Microsoft prepared the flash drive remotely, do not know what they did. Anyway, made one myself using one of their videos. Went to install, all was well. I selected the primary partition and got a could not do message. I'm really out of my depth now. Said the drive was an EMR. On EFI systems Windows can only be installed on GPT disks. Now what do I do?

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