I followed the site's instructions to create an Install USK key.
Created it on my usable MS Surface Pro.
Plugged it in to my very dead HP Pavilion
Used F8 to get boot options ... the USB key was visible.
Selected it and hit 'Enter'
Got hit with 3 lines of error message starting "failed to read"
The rest lasted less than a second and I couldn't catch it.
I checked the USB key contents with trusty DIR and got ...
I am IT wise; Windows capable; but Unix, Linux, Ubuntu, Zorin ... well virginal - even the terminology is new to me.
Help would be greatly appreciated ...
... I want to be shot of Windows.