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Cant reinnstall win 8

  1. #1


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    Windows 64 bit

    Cant reinnstall win 8


    I try to makeit short.

    I want to do a clean installation of win 8 64 bit.
    I have downloaded a win 8 64 bit ISO file
    I have used a program and copied it to usb that made bootable.
    I press win+I and I choose advanced startup and choose USB/UEFI
    The computer boots but I get the error message:"selected boot device failed"

    I have tried with 2 different memory sticks and I have tried in all USB port but still the same error message.
    Please help.

    Thanks.

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  2. #2


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


    Welcome to EightForums.

    Try making the USB Pen drive this way:
    UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows
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  3. #3


    Posts : 5
    Windows 64 bit


    I finally made it possible to boot with my USB. But now I have encountered another problem. I choose the installation Windows only
    (since I want a clean install).
    Then I am asked "where do you want to install windows"?
    Then I get the message "we couldn't find any drives. To get a storage driver, click load driver"

    Ok, what should I do now? No drives are showing.
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  4. #4


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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Go back to the INSTAL NOW screen, than remove the USB to another port, than click INSTAL NOW.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 5
    Windows 64 bit


    sorry, tried all my 3 ports. Didnt work. Still cant find drives
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  6. #6


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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Sounds like a bad ISO, re-download.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 5
    Windows 64 bit


    you think itcan be something wrong with my usb memory stick or you think its most likely the ISO?
    Do you know a good source to download win 8. iso?
    I have paid for win 8 and its already on my computer now.
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  8. #8


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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    If Pre-installed, You can order OEM Recovery disks from your OEM manufacturer's website.
    Most OEM's will ship Recovery DVD's for FREE, (may be a postage fee)
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  9. #9


    Posts : 5
    Windows 64 bit


    U know I think I just give up the clean install of windows. What about choosing the "reset pc to factory settings" option?
    At least this should work without any problems? and I an uninstall bloatware later.
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  10. #10


    Maryland USA
    Posts : 758
    Windows 8 & Windows 7 Dual Boot


    how big is the drive?

    how big are the partitions?

    Is it one big drive with no partitions?
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