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Need help installing Windows 8 on MSI 970A G43

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Last response: in Motherboards
June 13, 2014 9:59:16 AM

I have set the boot device priorities correctly. i have tried a usb. flash drive with linux on (formatted on a mac book pro, would this be an issue?) i have a disc with windows 8.1 but when i turn the computer on it shows a message saying reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press any key_
my specs are :
AMD FX 6300
SAPPHIRE RADEON R9 270X
2X4 GB KINGSTON DDR 3 RAN
1TB SEAGATE BARRACUDA HARDRIVE
MSI970A G43 MOBO
EVGA 500 W PSU
Any suggestions as to what has gone wrong?

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a b * Windows 8
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June 13, 2014 10:09:07 AM

Do you have secure boot turned on? and are you picking a device from the boot list that shows something like this?: 1:UEFI:D VD Drive or 2:UEFI:USB Kingston drive?
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June 13, 2014 10:40:09 AM

it doesn't give the option to turn secure boot on
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June 13, 2014 10:41:26 AM

only 1 thing says uefi . it says uefi built-in EFI SHELL underneath it says disabled??
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June 13, 2014 10:42:18 AM

ignore the disabled bit
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June 13, 2014 10:45:05 AM

also it's not f12 its del to get to bios and then i change to disc boot reset and it still doesn't work
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a b * Windows 8
a b V Motherboard
June 13, 2014 11:10:08 AM

In the bios, you need to go into Windows 8 Options and turn on Secure boot, and also make sure that is uses UEFI and not Bios legacy mode.
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June 14, 2015 1:53:21 AM

Hi, i have the same problem.. I followed danny2000 solution.. N now my pc wont start.. No image on screen.. Just buzer beeping.. Any idea please..
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