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Jump Drive with Win 8.1 pro will not install on new ssd

  1. #81


    I have two other folders "base" and "offline"

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  2. #82


    Quote Originally Posted by KYHI View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by sparhawk View Post
    Thanks Bill...I see you agree not to copy tp a flash drive the we are attempting. I am not as well versed in windows as some of you people and i appreiate other opinions.
    The 'Create Media Tool' gives you two options..

    Create USB media - you just insert a USB and let the tool finish - then boot your pc using setup USB

    Create ISO media - right click ISO, burn to DVD - then boot your pc using setup DVD

    I have been assuming since post 1 - that you have a partition issue when using DVD and USB setup media - thus we agreed to try this route..

    If you could follow directions - But that don't seem to be working either - so please feel free to try other options..

    What we are trying to do here is Re-Creating Bare Metal Reset / PBR Recovery Media..

    Because PBR Media Applies a Windows Image rather then Setting Up Windows..

    This process takes maybe an hour to - download the Setup Media - Extract and Create Decrypted ISO - Prep the Install.wim - apply those images to the Hard Drive..

    Basically, you end up with all the required system partitions and a recovery partition, the same way OEM's do it..

    I have done this many times - I even spent last night scripting a program that will Prep the Install.wim and Boot.wim - rather then having to copy and paste Image Prep.txt commands into a window..
    No this is going to work with your new explanations i think. Hope you are not giving upon this, but do understand if we should do something else. My idea is to go ahead and clean install my dv d 8.0 pro version then upgrading to 8.1 through the store. What do you think? However, I would need to replace my dvd first.
    Last edited by sparhawk; 04 Jan 2015 at 10:23.
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  3. #83


    I don't doubt your ability at all, it's all me. I do have a hardware issue though. I am trying usb again. TIA
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  4. #84


    Never thought to go ahead see if usb would load windows setup and it did. We were doing-correctly after all.
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  5. #85


    Penn's Forest
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    Glad you got it sorted Hawk,

    Quote Originally Posted by sparhawk View Post
    I could not install from CD, however, I got one screen past where I entered the product key. Formated with Active Boot Disk and tried again. I am wondering if the jump drive doesn't have a required file or files. I didn't see any large files or cabs.
    I didn't realize you wanted a Bare Metal Recovery / Push Button Reset - silly me.
    I thought you were just having trouble installing Win8.1 Pro :

    Pretty cool stuff though.

    Bill
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  6. #86


    KYHI certainly knew what to do....not untill I went back through post by post did it work for me. This one of the best forums on the net.


    Thanks everyone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slartybart View Post
    Glad you got it sorted Hawk,

    Quote Originally Posted by sparhawk View Post
    I could not install from CD, however, I got one screen past where I entered the product key. Formated with Active Boot Disk and tried again. I am wondering if the jump drive doesn't have a required file or files. I didn't see any large files or cabs.
    I didn't realize you wanted a Bare Metal Recovery / Push Button Reset - silly me.
    I thought you were just having trouble installing Win8.1 Pro :

    Pretty cool stuff though.

    Bill
    .
    I scripted that whole recovery process,
    by getting the proper setup media,
    prepping the windows image,
    partitioning the hard drive
    and use recovery media to apply those Images

    Once you prep a windows Image the only thing that changes between the many different PC's are the Drivers and Product Key

    And that is scripted Too.. In a Nutshell..
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