The zoo bought some pc’s without microsft windows and when i got to install linux on it I spent a good ten minutes attempting to defeat tpm,secure boot and the windows boot manager for it had a virus on it called windows 10 *.
Quite why the fuck windows 10 has to talk to you and offers no shutdown during setup made me think of ransomware may be i think in original ways that this has never occurred to you before..
The bios really REALLY did not want me to remove the windows boot manager it kept going further and further down the list until it did get disabled – this reminding me of ransomware which happened to vista pc many years ago.
My linux on usb iso image although it worked on my usual device i wrote it to did not on the new pc. so i baked a cd image and that did, Once i installed the cdrom all was well with the universe and the ransomeware was gone from the disk..
In fact to remove the ransomware on that old pc i had to use a cd as well. Great to see microsoft learning from the crooks.
I repurposed the usb thing for the non gpl hardware drivers.
It is strange that harddisks come with mafia approved virusware on them automatically , however i did find out the screen was ok, and the sound card worked. Thanks to the mafia at Microsoft. Really wanted to not know that.
Here is a top tip: So if a new pc does not have sound you should return it to your retailer immediately after all microsoft have decided its defective.
I wonder what other spyware courtesy of crooks and governments (my blog) was on the disk until i repartitioned it.
*no key sticker from microsoft