I entered settings, searched for "Is windows activated".  The response was
unable to reach activation servers (not connected).  It also had an entry
to change the product key, but no existing product key was shown.  So I
think I am still uncertain.  I can connect and try again (tomorrow).

On Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 9:12 PM, Denis Heidtmann <denis.heidtm...@gmail.com>
wrote:

> I will search windows, but not being familiar with it I may have
> difficulty.  BTW I managed to boot from a 16.04 flash drive--progress.
>
>
> On Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 7:54 PM, Garrett Bigart <gbig...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Before you install Ubuntu could you check in the settings to see whether
>> it
>> says activated or not? I might need to do something depending on what that
>> says.
>>
>> On Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 7:48 PM, Denis Heidtmann <
>> denis.heidtm...@gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>> > That helps.  It is F12 on this system.  But USB is not on the list, so I
>> > have to use a 14.04 CD that I have, rather than the 16.04 flash drive.
>> But
>> > for starters, this will help me check the system.
>> >
>> > On Wed, Aug 9, 2017 at 10:00 PM, John Jason Jordan <joh...@gmx.com>
>> wrote:
>> >
>> > > On Wed, 9 Aug 2017 18:26:56 -0700
>> > > Denis Heidtmann <denis.heidtm...@gmail.com> dijo:
>> > >
>> > > >I figured out how to get to the bios.  There is not boot-order option
>> > > >I am accustomed to--the order is set by properties UEFI/legacy rather
>> > > >than CD/HD, etc.  I set it to legacy, but it still did not boot the
>> > > >CD.  UEFI is disabled as well.  I guess I need to explore other
>> > > >options.  Ideas?
>> > >
>> > > This will probably not help, but here goes anyway. On my current
>> laptop
>> > > there are two boot options: one takes you to the BIOS and the other
>> (F7)
>> > > gives you a list of devices from which you can select the one to boot
>> > > to. But this is not a Thinkpad. :(
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