Unable to add the operating system to PC


New member
So I'm having problems with trying to add an operating system to my desktop. It did have an operating but it had another person's info from where I bought it. I deleted the old operating system. it also shows Microsoft Office 8 pro as the main in the bios. Just trying to get another operating system back on it. Any info would be much of help.


Staff member
It sounds like you have a pre-owned desktop with some existing configurations. Here's a step-by-step guide to help you install a new operating system:

1. Preparation
- Make sure you have backed up any important data if there was any.
- Determine if you want to install Windows, Linux, macOS, or another OS.

2. Boot Priority
- It's a bit odd that "Microsoft Office 8 Pro" shows up in the BIOS. This might be a naming error or misunderstanding. BIOS usually lists boot devices, not software like Office.
- Ensure you set the boot priority to USB or DVD, depending on where your installation media is.

3. Installation Media
- For Windows: You can create a bootable USB using the [Windows Media Creation Tool](https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10).
- For Linux: Download the ISO file of your preferred distribution (like Ubuntu) and use a tool like [Rufus](https://rufus.ie/) to make a bootable USB.
- For macOS: It's tricky to install macOS on non-Apple hardware, but if it's an Apple device, you can use macOS recovery or create a macOS bootable USB.

4. Install the OS
- Insert the bootable USB or DVD into the desktop.
- Restart the computer and boot from the USB/DVD (you might need to press a key like F12, F8, or ESC during startup to choose the boot device).
- Follow the on-screen instructions to install the operating system.

5. Post-Installation:
- Once the OS is installed, it's a good practice to install all updates.
- Install necessary drivers, especially if you're on Windows. You might need to visit the manufacturer's website to get the latest drivers.
- Install necessary software and restore your backed-up data.

6. Office Issue
- If by "Microsoft Office 8 Pro" you're referring to an old software installation or a weird BIOS entry, you may want to reset the BIOS settings to default or update the BIOS firmware if there's an update available from the manufacturer's website. This might correct any oddities or errors.

Remember to always exercise caution when making changes to your BIOS and during the OS installation to avoid potential issues. If you're unsure about any step, please ask for clarification.