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Cant install Windows 8 on a blank SSD

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    Cant install Windows 8 on a blank SSD


    OK, I have an Avatar Pitbull Gaming Computer. I have a blank ssd and i have the WIM file and WINPE on a flash drive trying to install from the flash drive. When I boot to the flash drive i get a black screen that says operating system loading??? There is no operating system so im at a loss. Any help would be appreciated.
    this is a link to the spec page of the comp:

    Pitbull FX8379 ICE

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    The only other computer i have is a macbook does rufus run on mac?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rcurtiss000 View Post
    The only other computer i have is a macbook does rufus run on mac?
    Unknown.

    You can use the DVD.
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    Use the DVD? the dvd will not work i keep getting missing file errors when trying to install from the disk thats why Microsoft suggested wiping the ssd and starting over. Which I did. Then they sent me the wim file and Winpe saying to put winpe on the flash drive then insert the utf8.wim file into the images folder which i did. BUt now when i boot from that usb drive i get the lodaing operating system and it just sticks there??
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    Ask Microsoft to replace the DVD.

    You can order MS Replacement disks from here:

    Replacements, Refunds and Rebates Solution Center
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Cant install Windows 8 on a blank SSD
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