|"ive been able to do it with my other laptops"|
I'm curious why you seem to be in the habit of doing this? Is it that you don't know how to fix problems & feel it's easier to start over again? When I buy a laptop, I spend at least an hour removing all the pre-packaged crapware & tweaking the system to get it to run decently. I would never want to go back to factory settings again, but that's just me.
Try tapping F10 immediately at startup rather than F8.