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Cant reinnstall win 8

smurfekidsa

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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.
 

My Computer

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  • OS
    Windows 64 bit

smurfekidsa

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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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  • OS
    Windows 64 bit

theog

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

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theog

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Sounds like a bad ISO, re-download.
 

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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1
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    Notebooks x 3

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    Towers x 4

smurfekidsa

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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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  • OS
    Windows 64 bit

theog

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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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  • OS
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Other Info
    Notebooks x 3

    Desktops x 5

    Towers x 4

smurfekidsa

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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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  • OS
    Windows 64 bit

Brooklyn567

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how big is the drive?

how big are the partitions?

Is it one big drive with no partitions?
 

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