Adding an Operating System
I am going to be showing how to add an operating system to your computer system. Firstly, we must determine what method you will use to do this. For example:
Is your OS a .iso or a digital file - if so are you going to install from a external hard drive, or a usb device or other?
Is your Operating System on a cd or dvd? - If so does your PC support Booting from a cd/dvd drive? The same applies to usb's as some Bios setups do not boot from usb ports.
Instructions for how to do this are on the right.
1. If you do not know the answer to this, then you can find out by firstly restarting your Pc and waiting for a message similar to "Press F2 for setup" or "Boot menu: F4", this can vary from computer to computer, depending on make and BIOS version. Another option is to search online for a virtual BIOS, which allows you to look at your BIOS without needing to restart your computer.
2. The next thing to do is plug in the device your OS is on or put in your disc and (depending what BIOS you have) select the Boot tab and highlight the device using your keyboard arrows.
3. Once highlighted, use + or - to move your device up or down the boot priority list, you should move your device to the very top.
4. Next (again, depending on your BIOS) Save & Exit.
Your computer should now reboot into the OS Installation and allow you to install your OS.
5.To complete your installation, just follow the step-by-step instructions that come with your installation.
Note: A Virtual BIOS is for testing purposes only and by no means usable to do the above. An example for the Gigabyte x58A Motherboard is here: http://www.jzelectronic.de/bios/x58.php