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Cant install windows 8

  1. #1


    Posts : 5
    ubuntu 64bit

    Cant install windows 8


    When i boot up from my windows 8 usb iso after the language selecyion it says
    HTML Code:
    media drivers not found
    .

    I am asuming this is to do with my gpu but I am not sure.

    Please help

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  2. #2


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    We'll need your complete specs to unravel this mystery; however, I doubt that it is a gpu issue because win 8 will install a default VGA driver that should work. So, I noticed you have Ubuntu listed as your current OS. Are you trying to replace that OS with a clean install or are you trying to establish a dual-boot arrangement? Are you attempting a UEFI or Legacy install?
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  3. #3


    Posts : 5
    ubuntu 64bit


    I am attempting a clean install.
    What do you mean by UEFI or LEGACY.
    What does it mean by media drivers
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  4. #4


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    You didn't provide your specs as requested.
    A UEFI or Legacy installation is primarily controlled by your BIOS settings.
    I have no idea what "no media drivers" means at this point and I doubt that is the "exact" message you are receiving.

    Good luck.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 5
    ubuntu 64bit


    specs
    memory 7.8 GiB
    Processor Intel® Core™ i5-3570 CPU @ 3.40GHz × 4
    graphics GeForce GT 610/PCIe/SSE2
    os type 64-bit
    disk 153.2 GB
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  6. #6


    Motherboard is most important here, BIOS is on it.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 5
    ubuntu 64bit


    My mother board is:
    Asus P8Z77-V LX Motherboard (Socket 1155, 32GB DDR3 Support, ATX, Intel Z77 Express, USB 3.0, CrossFireX Support, Dual Intelligent Processors 3)
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  8. #8


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by yup790 View Post
    When i boot up from my windows 8 usb iso after the language selecyion it says
    HTML Code:
    media drivers not found
    .

    I am asuming this is to do with my gpu but I am not sure.

    Please help
    I don't see anything obviously wrong now that you have shown us your specs. The language selection setting is actually the very first selection you can make on a clean install. So, are you attempting to select a different language at this point? If so, can you retry installing at the default settings (English) and see what happens?

    Also, can you explain where you obtained your original installation media and how/why you decided to go with a USB installation instead of using a Win 8 DVD ISO ?If available, can you try a DVD ISO install as well?
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  9. #9


    Posts : 5
    ubuntu 64bit


    I have looked and it is the mobo install discs it is looking for, which I don’t have. Where can i find this file.
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Cant install windows 8
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