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Windows 8.1 Pro Reinstall


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#1 Impulsed

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 08:00 PM

Hey there !

 

I've recently built a gaming computer and got MSDN version Windows 8.1 Pro.

Sadly, while installing it, I unintentionnaly took the 32-bit version.

 

Weeks later, realizing that 64-bit is much better for gaming purposes and that some games are not 32-bit compatible, I attempted a clean install, but without succes.

 

To create my media, I used ''Windows7-USB-DVD-Download-Tool'' and made it from the iso file ''en_windows_8.1_professional_vl_with_updates_x64_dvd_4065194''.

 

Attempted to create it on a 32-bit, as well as a 64-bit computer, but nothing seems to work out. Every single time, I get this error message :

 

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I verified, and my computer is 64-bit compatible.

 

What should I do?

Do you guys need anything else to help me?

 

Thanks alot.



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#2 jonuk76

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 09:22 AM

Maybe I'm not understanding something here, but to do a clean install I believe you would have to boot from the USB device, rather than running the setup program from within your currently running copy of Windows.  That is what you are trying to do isn't it?

 

Start computer, using whatever the key is on your system to choose boot options (on mine, its F12), choose the USB stick as your boot device.


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Posted 14 July 2014 - 10:16 AM

Worked like a charm. I can't thank you enough ! 



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Posted 14 July 2014 - 03:02 PM

Not a problem, glad it worked :thumbsup2:


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