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I have downloaded Ubuntu 15 (32 bit) on a flash drive, I migh burn it on a DVD too if necessary, and I have noticed the question asked in here five years ago,

How do I install Ubuntu?

-which has a very clear guide for installing in its answer, thank you for that!

Windows 10 seems very invasive, are there any known issues for installing a clean version of Ubuntu without keeping Windows?

edit: I do not want a dual boot, only Ubuntu.

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If you are doing a clean installation of Ubuntu on a windows 10 pre-installed laptop, you might have some problems (listed below) which can be solved.

  • Secure boot : you might need to disable secure boot in your BIOS menu before installing ubuntu.

    If you cant go to BIOS menu during startup, fast start up feature may be enabled. try disabling it in control panel>power options. and restart.

If you want to install Ubuntu alongside Windows, a detailed solution is given here. How can I dual-boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu on a UEFI HP notebook?

If you face any other problem, please ask specifically.

  • I can only make it to step 5 in the description from the link mentioned in my own post. It's a mastered, burnt DVD. Sadly, instead of getting to point 6 in the instructions, "once you get a purple screen with a picture at the bottom", Windows 10 just boots itself back in. I have disabled Quick Boot and Network boot in the bios.The function Secure boot is not listed in the bios. I have Windows 10 32bit. – Vivienne Jan 17 '16 at 16:52
  • I have looked for: "Or, from Windows, hold the Shift key while selecting Restart. Go to Troubleshoot > Advanced Options: UEFI Firmware Settings. Find the Secure Boot setting, and if possible, set it to Disabled. This option is usually in either the Security tab, the Boot tab, or the Authentication tab." but 'UEFI Firmware Settings' are not listed either. p.s. I am not after a dual-boot, just a clean Ubuntu. – Vivienne Jan 17 '16 at 16:54
  • Might one of these be the right alternative in W10: Disable driver signature enforcement, or, Disable early launch anti-malware protection? – Vivienne Jan 17 '16 at 16:57
  • @Vivienne So I think you installed Ubuntu properly but cant boot into it. This may be because - For some reasons the GRUB time out is set to 0 and windows is set as default. – user441517 Jan 18 '16 at 9:07
  • @Vivienne So I think you installed Ubuntu properly but cant boot into it. This may be because - For some reasons the GRUB time out is set to 0 and windows is set as default. But you said you are not after duel-boot. So what I suggest is- Follow the same procedure once again , BUT in step 4, in GPARTED Partition Manager, Delete the Windows related partition. (Make backup of important files before). (And yes you can delete all the partitions if dont need any of them, which would be cleaner). and install ubuntu using this guide below V|V – user441517 Jan 18 '16 at 9:13

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