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Maximus VI Hero: windows 8.1 UEFI install ,HELP!

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  • Asus
  • BIOS
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  • Windows 8
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March 20, 2014 7:49:21 PM

Hello, I have a Maximus VI Hero and i'd like to install windows 8.1 but for some reason i can't boot to the disk, it show the windows logo but then it restarts, i have tried w/out UEFI mode, disabling fast boot, changing boot order but still no progress. what should i do?

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a b * Windows 8
March 20, 2014 8:01:01 PM

What are you trying to install Windows 8.1 from? A disc? A USB?
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March 21, 2014 4:18:40 PM

A dvd.
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March 21, 2014 6:39:02 PM

Is OEM, I tried the iso from Microsoft but the key doesn't work with that. I made and image of the disk and set it up to be bootable but an error message pops up saying "you pc must restart"
I tried imaging the disk a 2nd time and putting it on a USB , it shows the windows logo and restarts itself again and again.
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a b Ĉ ASUS
a b * Windows 8
March 21, 2014 7:29:43 PM

Make sure your storage controller is set the AHCI in the BIOS.
Make sure only the primary storage device is plugged into the system (only one drive for now).
Update BIOS by installing BIOS installation file onto a USB, then boot off USB.
Try different SATA cables/ports.
Try different storage device.
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March 21, 2014 7:56:54 PM

AHCI CHECK - DONE
PRIMARY STORAGE DEVICE CHECK- DONE
BIOS UPDATE - DONE
OTHERS- DONE
I am using a USB DVD drive to install and there only one hdd installed. what else should i do to boot it up?
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a b Ĉ ASUS
a b * Windows 8
March 21, 2014 8:12:22 PM

Install Linux on a USB, and boot the system with that USB, then install Linux onto the HDD.
If the above works, then there's something wrong with that Windows disc.
If that doesn't work, then it gets more complicated.
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