Update – Will Biederman: 

The issues regarding the computers were finally resolved. I was clicking on the option to upgrade to Windows 10, not realizing that this option specifically requires an existing operating system on the hard drive. After going in circles, I figured out that you have to choose the option, “Custom install (advanced)”. While the “advanced” after the custom install can make this option seem quite intimidating, it is actually the only way to install a brand new copy of Windows on a freshly built PC– not the best design choice. After going through the usual install process, I was taken to the Windows 10 home screen and desktop. From there, I quickly went to the nVidia and MSI websites to install the needed drives for the computer and after installing the drivers, the computer behaved as it should. However, if a video card is installed in a PCI slot but doesn’t have any drivers, the computer will revert to the integrated graphics card (if there is one) on your CPU, leading to weird screen glitching.

With these issues finally resolved, I am looking forward to fully taking advantage of the new hardware that WISRD has.

Did we put the drivers on the USB stick last time?

August 24th, 2016- Will Biederman

I attempted to download Windows 10 Pro to the new computers off of a bootable USB drive containing the Windows ISO file. While the computers were able to launch setup following the BIOS screen, they were unable to see drivers on the MSI motherboard disk. I tried three disks (each one of them containing the same drivers that were compatible with the motherboard) and each one of them were unsuccessful.