I've downloaded Linux (Elementary OS) so I can start writing code in Vala in my spare time, but there is a problem.
I bought a new PC last month, it's an All-In-One (HP Pavilion something something etc) and when you turn the computer on, you normally see the command-prompt-style-interface for a little while with the 8-bit looking text with options down the bottom of the screen, like um, F7 and F10 to enter setup mode, etc.
But not on this computer, a HP Pavilion f2300. The only thing you see from the time you press the power button, till the time Windows asks you to sign into your account, it the HP Logo and the Windows 8 progress ring (the circle dots that appear when something loads). Nothing else.
I have tried pressing F7, F8, F9, F10, F11, F12 etc during the startup process but have not been able to get into BIOS settings so I can set the USB as the boot device.
I also went into
Control Panel >
Administrative Tools >
System Configuration, then
Boot tab, and there is only one drive listed - which is the PC's internal hard disk.
And there appears to be no option to select something like "Boot from other device or USB" or anything like that.
What are the different ways one can change Boot priority/what to boot with in Windows and how can I get it to display BIOS settings when the options aren't even displayed?
And if you have any experience with this computer, please do let me know how to boot into BIOS while starting up the PC.
Any help is much appreciated. Thanks!