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While installing windows 8.1p, Compatibility report?

Hey guys, I just finished building my new pc and I am trying to install windows on to it with a usb. Everything is fine until after i enter my code.

"The computer started using Windows Installation media. Remove the installation media and restart your computer so that Windows starts normally. Then, insert the installation media and restart the upgrade. [DO not select !custom [advanced] to perform an upgrade. !custom advance installs a new copy of Windows and deletes your programs and settings/

Why am I getting this error when its a fresh install? I tried restarting without the usb and it just takes me to bios. I have deleted windows on the usb multiple times and I set the usb to boot up on start through formatting the usb and in the bios in my new pc. I am also using a 2.0 usb with the 2.0 slot .
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  1. Best answer
    Sounds like you are trying to install an upgrade version. Upgrade versions can only be installed from within existing Windows.

    Hence the message: "restart your computer so that Windows starts normally. Then, insert the installation media"
  2. i am having the same problem and tried the solution by just installing 8 instead of 8.1 and i still got the same problem. Any ideas.
  3. Phillip Corcoran said:
    Sounds like you are trying to install an upgrade version. Upgrade versions can only be installed from within existing Windows.

    Hence the message: "restart your computer so that Windows starts normally. Then, insert the installation media"


    What is a Installation media
  4. well what i did to fix that is just instead of upgrade, use custom then when youre done with that and everything has loaded. you need to know what your mother board is so that you can go to the internet to find the drivers or if you already have the cd that came with your mother board install it on that computer and everything should be good!
  5. Thanks David 9. Iv been looking for an answer everywhere. You are a saviour.
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