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Downloaded Windows 8.1 Pro from MS online store and it won't boot on new PC

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  • Motherboards
  • Windows 8
  • Blu-ray
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August 4, 2014 5:28:27 PM

I just completed my build two days ago and since I had a day off today I decided to try to install Windows on it so I could download the more graphically intense games I have. I bought and downloaded Windows 8.1 Pro from the Microsoft online store two days ago and tried to put it on a USB I had lying around. The Windows 7 DVD Download Tool wouldn't recognize any of the flash drives I tired, nor my new 1TB Tuoro external storage. I read somewhere that the tool didn't like Sandisks. So rather than buying another USB I didn't need I decided to buy an internal Blu Ray disc drive. I wanted to get one sometime soon anyway so it wasn't a hard choice.


I just got it in the mail today, made sure I installed it properly, burned a CD using the official Windows 8 setup and it doesn't work. I went into BIOS and selected the disc drive to boot from multiple times and kept getting "Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected boot device and press a key"... I change the boot order from HDD to BRD. Nothing changes. I'm pretty annoyed that what should have been a simple install has eaten up my whole free day. On a positive note I just picked up my new IPS monitor!


Here is my motherboard http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-h97pro4 and the Blu Rayhttp://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-optical-drive-bc12b1s....

Edit: The Blu Ray drive works fine. I just tried out the motherboard CD that come with. Could it be a HDD issue?

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August 4, 2014 8:15:16 PM

Did you burn the iso to disk so that it expanded the iso file or did you burn it data mode so that if you view the disks contents it only shows the iso file being on it?

Also, that motherbd is UEFI so you need to press the f-key that corresponds to 'select boot device' during POST and then select the UEFI: option that matches your install media. For example preffing the f-key will bring up your bd drive and a UEFI BD drive. You want the uefi one.
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August 7, 2014 3:43:29 PM

popatim said:
Did you burn the iso to disk so that it expanded the iso file or did you burn it data mode so that if you view the disks contents it only shows the iso file being on it?

Also, that motherbd is UEFI so you need to press the f-key that corresponds to 'select boot device' during POST and then select the UEFI: option that matches your install media. For example preffing the f-key will bring up your bd drive and a UEFI BD drive. You want the uefi one.


Turns out I wasn't properly burning the ISO file to the DVD-R. I double clicked on the ISO file and opened it up in Power 2 Go. It burned to the disc properly and installed without a hitch!
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August 7, 2014 3:43:32 PM

popatim said:
Did you burn the iso to disk so that it expanded the iso file or did you burn it data mode so that if you view the disks contents it only shows the iso file being on it?

Also, that motherbd is UEFI so you need to press the f-key that corresponds to 'select boot device' during POST and then select the UEFI: option that matches your install media. For example preffing the f-key will bring up your bd drive and a UEFI BD drive. You want the uefi one.


Turns out I wasn't properly burning the ISO file to the DVD-R. I double clicked on the ISO file and opened it up in Power 2 Go. It burned to the disc properly and installed without a hitch!
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