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Reset your PC, The media inserted is not valid. Try Again

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    Reset your PC, The media inserted is not valid. Try Again


    Hello all,I was experiencing problems with my windows 8 so i wished to reset it. I couldn't log into my account because the welcome screen was stuck and if i tried to make a recovery disk in safe mode it said that i couldnt create a recovery disk in safe mode. so i asked my friend who has windows 8 (64 Bit) to create a recovery disk on his usb. After he created it i plugged it into my laptop, Changed the booting order so the FlashDrive boots up first but when i try to reset my PC the error is:The Media inserted is not valid. Try Again. So i kept connecting and disconnecting but it still would not work.I tried refreshing and auto repair but i got errors like "No Changes were made"My PC Specs are:Acer Aspire V3-551GAMD Quad-Core Processor A10-4600M with Turbo CORE technology up to 3.20 GhzAMD Radeon HD 7600G+7670M with 2GB Dedicated VRAM8GB DDR3 Ram750GB HDD.I was having this issue for 3 days so far and it is bugging me.Btw the recovery USB is 4GB but the recovery files only take up about 300mbAnd i bought my PC with windows 7 but then i upgraded it.Any help will be appreciated

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    btw i also tried to reset from safe mode by going into general but i just had to wait about 3 minutes for the please wait loading thing and then the error was could not reset.
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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Are you putting the Windows 8 Upgrade DVD in the DVD drive?
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    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Yah ya gotta have a install disk mounted for this to work at all, dontcha?
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    Windows 8.1 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
    Yah ya gotta have a install disk mounted for this to work at all, dontcha?
    An install media or a recovery drive which has been created with the correct image to be used for the reset.

    You might be able to use other options with the recovery drive you seem to have to get your system working again.
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    Win 8.1 64bit


    When you upgraded to Win8 did you do a clean install ?

    Are you using the F12 key to recover ?
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    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    If he used Reset, he did it through the PC Settings area.
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    Quote Originally Posted by torre View Post
    When you upgraded to Win8 did you do a clean install ?

    Are you using the F12 key to recover ?
    No i did not do a clean install as i did keep my programs from windows 7, but i upgraded about 10 months ago,
    I am given a choice between Ubuntu or Win 8 at startup but my Ubuntu is corrupted anyways, i just click the advanced options and enter Reset PC
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    Thank you, I will try that.
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