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    New Motherboard


    How am I suppose to install windows 8 on a new motherboard if all there is are the upgrade versions of the disc? I have vista on my old motherboard but that doesn't seem to be working any more. When trying to install it i get an error reading The computer started using he Windows installation media. Remove the installation media and restart your computer so that windows starts normally. then, insert the install media and restart the upgrade. Why does every single bad thing about upgrading to a new computer happen to me?

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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Confused, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    The tutorial below can help show you how to do a clean install with a Windows 8 upgrade.

    Clean Install with Windows 8 Upgrade

    and

    UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with
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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    How am I suppose to install windows 8 on a new motherboard
    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
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    Like before, I can only get to step 2 then it gives me this error, The computer started using he Windows installation media. Remove the installation media and restart your computer so that windows starts normally. then, insert the install media and restart the upgrade
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    64-bit Windows 10


    What type of installation media are you using, and where did you get it from?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    What type of installation media are you using, and where did you get it from?
    Installation media? I guess a disc. I got it from office depot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Confused View Post
    Like before, I can only get to step 2 then it gives me this error, The computer started using he Windows installation media. Remove the installation media and restart your computer so that windows starts normally. then, insert the install media and restart the upgrade
    Your install media is looking for a working copy of windows to see if you qualify for the upgrade.
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    Quote Originally Posted by labeeman View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Confused View Post
    Like before, I can only get to step 2 then it gives me this error, The computer started using he Windows installation media. Remove the installation media and restart your computer so that windows starts normally. then, insert the install media and restart the upgrade
    Your install media is looking for a working copy of windows to see if you qualify for the upgrade.
    So what you're saying is it's impossible to install windows 8 on a new motherboard? Vista is in my hard drive, so I dont understand what the issue is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Confused View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by labeeman View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Confused View Post
    Like before, I can only get to step 2 then it gives me this error, The computer started using he Windows installation media. Remove the installation media and restart your computer so that windows starts normally. then, insert the install media and restart the upgrade
    Your install media is looking for a working copy of windows to see if you qualify for the upgrade.
    So what you're saying is it's impossible to install windows 8 on a new motherboard? Vista is in my hard drive, so I dont understand what the issue is.
    Will Vista boot?
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    No, because the hard drive was from my old motherboard, and if im correct from what I keep hearing is that that hard drive is sort of locked to the old motherboard until i format it, which I didnt know about till it was too late because im an idiot. I have tried running that hdd on the new mobo and all that comes up is the startup repair window like in a loop no matter how many times you do it.
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