The problem is that the UEFI won't recognize my windows 7 Home Premium version. DVD boots first and still windows doesn't load during post.
Unplugged all cables, ram
Attempted to install windows 8 off a USB
took out the video card and using onboard video
Cleared the CMOS
I don't know what's wrong with this build, this has never happened to me before. During post, the following message appears "Reboot and Select proper Boot device, Insert Boot media in selected Boot device and press a key"
look at the windows cd if it says upgrade on it it not a bootable cd. it one of those cd that going to look for a pre install of windows and then upgrade it. if they sent you that cd or you downloaded that iso then you need the full retail or oem cd from microsoft. or the older version of winddows to boot the system from then install windows 7 upgrade from. the other thing and i have it happen with my asus mb..is these new mb have two bios. there the efi bios and the older one. sometime if you look under the easy bios screen you have two cd-roms or two hard drives..one will say cd-rom and the other will be efi-cd-rom.
need to go into boot deviced under advance settings and tell the pc to boot from reg cd-rom not the efi one. then check that the normal cd-rom is the first boot device. with the right keyboard and the right cd-rom set up you should get a message to kit any key to boot from cd-rom. when you hit it the windows 7 installer should start. with the easy bios and cd-rom you drag and drop the non efi cd-rom as the first boot device.