think this was your last post received last night ...
"Using Rufus, burn the Zorin OS ISO to the USB stick you want to use to install Zorin. Follow the prompts supplied by Rufus.
Once done, you can plug that USB stick into the computer you want to install Zorin OS onto and Boot - hit the F12 key to get to the boot menu if you need and select that USB as the boot device.
Once it boots, you will see a menu that lists "Try or install Zorin OS." That is your starting point for installation."
this is the route i took this morning ...
the dvd bootable drive was already plugged into the linux laptop then .......
hit f12 and it went into boot mode ...
"boot mode is set to: uefi; secure boot: off." (not sure what this means)
choice of legacy boot + uefi boot +other options
legacy ...... int. hdd/usb storage device/onboard nic
uefi boot ...... ubuntu/win.boot mgr/uefi:hard drive
other options ...... choice of 5 bios
first, legacy = usb storage resulted in "selected boot device failed. press any key to reboot".
second, uefi = ubuntu "same result"
third, uefi = win.boot mgr "same result"
4th, uefi = uefi:hard drive "same result"
5th, other options = all other 5 options bios ignored
all i can think of now is to d/l zorin lite again and go through the rufus process (on the windows laptop) and f12 process (zorin laptop) a second time.
that's the only set of your options that i followed this morning ...
i'm very aware just how much of your time i've taken up with all my questions and problems etc. etc. and i'm very grateful to you for being so patient ... very much appreciated.
at the moment, i'm looking for a course to learn linux but it's not easy because i live on an island off the west coast of scotland so not that many people around.
i hope i haven't misunderstood your previous post about the 'options' and that my reply is of some help.
finally, can you suggest a book(s) about zorin linux in plain english that is easy to understand please?