I have an AN515-52-50VR, which I upgraded the HDD to an EVO 970 using the Samsung clone tool and it works great.
I am now trying to reinstall Windows 10 32bit (yes there are reasons for doing this) but I just can't get the laptop to boot from the USB.
* Using the official Windows 10 ISO 32bit
* Using Rufus 3.1 set to GPT, UEFI (non CSM), FAT32
* Using latest 1.19 BIOS
If I use that USB in another non Acer laptop it boots fine. Only on this Nitro will it not boot.
I have entered the bios, set a security password and then tried all of the following:
Disabled Secure Boot
This just does not see the USB at all
Enabled Secure Boot
For this I selected the .efi from the USB stick, labelled it USBBOOT. In boot order section I increase the priority so that USBBOOT is booted first.
If I select F12 I can see the USBBOOT file listed first and the EVO second. I press enter over the highlighted USBBOOT
Nothing happens - it just goes straight to the installed Windows on the EVO.
Other Things To Note
I have tried all three USB slots. I have tried two different brands of USB sticks. As stated earlier the USB sticks boot fine on a different brand laptop.