You Have Won the Bid - No Operating System

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Now, supposedly - according to the PC Gods, this process is so simple, that I should ask my toddler for direction. You know how those kids are... Most are born with no fear of computers, and some have mastered computer navigation by age two.

Well, since none will be available at the moment, I'm relying on Youtube and google.

I Made Mistakes Along the Way

When trying to get connected, I tried several methods. The Geek Squad at Best Buy steered me wrong. The guys at Office Depot were stumped. You see, education is a wonderful thing if what you have knowledge on, and the potential conflict match. In this case, nothing was adding up.

My laptop has an Ethernet port and a USB port. No HDMI. My old monitor ended up having VGA and DVI. My computer had a 9 pin male port, and a DVI port, and two half HDMI ports.

The HDTV had USB and HDMI.

I borrowed a DVI to HDMI cable and connected the tower to the HDTV.

Supposedly, you must remove the CMOS battery and put it back in to reset something back to factory defaults. That became my first pursuit.

Pop out Battery and Click Back into Place

Use a tiny flat screw driver to pry out

Use a tiny flat screw driver to pry out

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Slide under small clip then press down

Slide under small clip then press down

No, No, Yes, No

VGA port, not what I want to hook to.

VGA port, not what I want to hook to.

Ethernet port, not what I need

Ethernet port, not what I need

DVI port

DVI port

No.

No.

No.

No.

Setting HDTV to HDMI - So I Can See Progress

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DVI Port

DVI connection on back of computer in NVDIA controller.

DVI connection on back of computer in NVDIA controller.

Can We Talk to Each Other

HDMI port on back of HD TV.

HDMI port on back of HD TV.

Even if I want to eventually use an app to control my PC, I needed to get an operating system up and running.

I had to borrow a DVI to HDMI cable, so my PC could display on my HDTV. My monitor has a DVI port, plus VGA, so I opted for a DVI to DVI cable to hook the regular monitor up for now.


I used a windows 10 USB stick to install Windows 10. I had to press F10 to enter the set up area.

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"Space Desk" is Suggested App to Install

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