I agree with caperjack. The default monitor drivers will work just fine. The manufacturer drivers are primarily intended to add specific ICC profiles that may or may not be different from the default Windows profiles. In my case, I have the HP driver installed but the ICC profile is actually no...
Personally, I would not attempt to size anything during the installation and I would not worry about sizing anything else at this time either. Generally, Win 8.1 does just fine at default settings in those areas. So, if you are ready to get started, then just go for it and lets see...
I'm not sure where you are with this issue or if these tutorials will help. FYI anyway:
I cannot say conclusively that Silverlight could be the definitive cause of your issue but there is one easy way to find out. Just uninstall it and see what happens. Good luck,
Best of luck with your Windows 8.1 installation; however, since I don't see the B590 on Lenovo's upgradable list, be prepared for some issues and hope for the best. Also, their Win 8.1 driver selection is quite limited for your model so you may have to go elsewhere for some of those...
I only have two remaining suggestions and they are not based on technical merit relative to the above:
1. Try using the diskpart "clean" command to take your HD back to unallocated and see if the restoral works.
2. Look to your BIOS for anything that might have changed relative to your...
One more thing. When you attempted to do a restoral to your old HD, did you set the appropriate options to "delete all existing partitions" (on the target drive if available) as part of the process? Please be advised that I know nothing about Paragon because I use Macrium; however, I did manage...
That information would have been very useful if included in your first post. Anyway, try this:
How do I reset Windows Update components?
If you tried that already run sfc /scannow (from an elevated command prompt) to see if it finds any errors.