[Please do not vote to close! Most of the solutions I've found involve a PS/2 Keyboard; or one of the things I have tried]
A little information: I am running Ubuntu 16.04, and was running Windows 7 alongside it on a different HDD, but wiped my Windows 7 drive in preparation for Windows 10.
I am trying to install Windows 10 alongside my Ubuntu 16.04 installation. In preparation for this I backed up important files and wiped the HDD containing Windows 7. Now I'm trying to install Windows 10, it fails at "Press any key to boot from USB". For some reason my keyboard works in the BIOS, doesn't work during boot, and then comes back again at the Ubuntu logo (or did start working at the Windows login screen, before I wiped it).
My keyboard has never worked before in GRUB, nor when Windows has an error and hits the black "Recovery" screen; GRUB and recovery just time out to the first option, no matter what I do. Though this has not been a problem as the OSes are on different drives, so I can just change the boot option in the BIOS.
Things I've tried:
- Enabling/Disabling legacy USB support in BIOS
bootfixfile from USB (supposedly removes the "press any.." message and continues automatically - doesn't)
- Plugging keyboard into new USB port, restarting into USB, mashing keyboard, trying again for all 10 ports
- A different USB keyboard, again in all 10 ports
- Disabling all other boot options in BIOS (creates a loop of the "Press any.." screen)
I've read that this problem can be alleviated by using a PS/2 keyboard, but I don't have one or know anybody that does; and would rather not order one and wait for it, just to use it to press one button.
Actual question: how can I boot into a Windows 10 USB installer without "Press any key..." prompt before boot, or how can I remove this prompt from the USB drive?