My PC is an Acer TC-220; Windows 10 was pre-installed.
A simple Factory Restore went terribly awry and I found myself in a position that none of the Recovery Disks (including a separate Applications & Drivers disk) I made when I unboxed the PC or the Win 10 System Repair Disk I created a short while later were of any assistance in getting my computer up and running. No matter what I tried I could never get past the ‘entering Setup’ screen. I let it sit one day for over 4 hours & it did not change. It was suggested that I remove the HDD and format it and proceed with a clean install. I have a HDD enclosure so I put the HDD in the enclosure, connected it to my laptop and proceeded to format the HDD. I then returned the HDD to my PC. I downloaded the Windows Media Creation Tool. I installed it on a formatted 32GB thumb drive and also burned the ISO files to a DVD-R. I also downloaded a file called Rufus. Try as I might, I am no further ahead no matter which type of media I try. Actually, I cannot now even get past the logo screen. Clicking F12 is supposed to proceed to the Setup screen except nothing happens when I do; but that makes me wonder how the computer would recognize a usb mouse and/or keyboard if they have nothing more than a blank HDD to access?
I am totally lost. Can anyone offer any Dummy step-by-step instructions that would assist me in installing Windows 10 Home to a BLANK formatted hard drive?
What am I doing wrong?