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Windows 8.1 Installation not working

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    Windows 8.1 Installation not working

    hi guys i built a pc yesterday and only finished up late last night but now when i go to install windows on the hard drive on the "where do you want to install windows" page. windows says that "windows cant be installed on this drive"also it says to "ensure that the disk's controller is enabled in the computer BIOS menu"
    i looked in the bios menu and it says that the HDD is in the first boot but other then that i don't know what to do.
    any advice thanks

    motherboard is an asus m5a97
    hdd is an 1tb wd blue

    i am installing from a disk

    any help

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    Hey man. Congrats on the build

    I see that board uses uefi.

    Have a read of this. Basically you'll need to format the drive to GPT to get Windows 8 running with Secure Boot.
    UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with

    Let us know how you go.
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