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Can't make a clean win 8 install


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#1 smurfekidsa

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 10:00 AM

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.

 



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#2 Anshad Edavana

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 10:22 AM

Hi

 

I guess you did the proper procedure to make the USB drive. That error message  can be happen if you boot from a USB 3 port. Try a USB 2 port instead.

 

If that didn't helped try burning the ISO to a DVD and use that.



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Posted 03 May 2013 - 10:26 AM

I have tried all my USB ports. I dont have a cd rom so burning to a dvd wont help. What can I do?



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Posted 03 May 2013 - 11:25 AM

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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Posted 03 May 2013 - 12:05 PM

Hi

 

Do you mean there is no HDD you can see ?.

 

What is the make and model of your Laptop ?



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Posted 03 May 2013 - 12:12 PM

yes I cant see any HDD to choose to install win 8 on. I have a HP pavilion sleekbook 15"

http://www.komplett.no/k/ki.aspx?sku=771788#extra



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Posted 03 May 2013 - 01:05 PM

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Please try installing Win8 after disabling "Secureboot" . I can't find a BIOS setup manual for your Laptop but i guess 'Secureboot' is located under "boot options".  After turning off "secureboot" change UEFI boot to legacy (If there is an option to change).



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Posted 03 May 2013 - 01:19 PM

thanks,

If this tip does not work, 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.

 

Or wouldu rather go for a clean win8 installation?



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Posted 03 May 2013 - 01:37 PM

Hi

 

For an OEM machine i always prefer factory image restore. If you do a clean install you may have activation issues since the disk used to install is not OEM. So far reports from net indicates mixed results. If you have a retail Win8 disk with legit key you can do a complete re install without worrying about activation.

 

Another option is to create 'Recovery DVD' set using HP recovery manager. Then you can wipe out entire HDD and try a clean install. If the activation fails you can use recovery DVD set to restore original factory software. (i know you don't have a DVD drive but just mention it)






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