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Windows 8 installation reboot loop

  1. #1

    Posts : 8
    Windows 8 Pro

    Windows 8 installation reboot loop

    I just finished building my computer. Clean SSD and HDD.

    I boot on USB with Win 8 in it.

    I go through with it, installing on partitioned first and after failing that on unallocated space.

    Both ways result in the installer preparing files, going through everything fine. Then at the end of that window my computer restarts and starts the whole set up all over again.

    I can install Win8 in my SSD, right?

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  2. #2

    Posts : 8
    Windows 8 Pro

    I figured it out..

    I had to pull out the bootable USB out when it restarted because it would boot from the USB with Win8 again and again.
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  3. #3

    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1

    Your HDD drive needs to be first boot device in BIOS.

    As the new MOBO's now have a uEFI/BIOS firmware.
    How to install Windows 64 bit on a uEFI/BIOS firmware:
    UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with

    For more info on uEFI:
    Windows and GPT FAQ
    Unified Extensible Firmware Interface - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    UEFI and Windows

    UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows
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Windows 8 installation reboot loop
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