Just built a new gaming pc myself, all new parts, first build so maybe there's something I'm not doing right. But I was following this guide for windows 8.1 installation However I decided not to do any of those tweaks under "System Setup after Installation" I just skipped to installing drivers so it's a pretty normal installation. That's just extra information, probably not relevant.
Installed windows 8.1 OEM.
Installed my drivers and I connected to internet but when I try to check for windows updates I get this error
Looked online for a solution, found one on windows website. I then downloaded WindowsUpdateDiagnostic from another PC and ran it on the PC i'm having issues with, it fixed something but I still can't update.
I also can't open a webpage using internet explorer even thought I'm connected to the internet. When I type any address it just loads "waiting for ..."
I've also noticed that windows is not activated when I try to activate it I get "Windows can't activate. Try again later."
Don't know if relevant but I actually installed Windows the first two times incorrectly, I mean it installed fine but I was trying to install on a GPT formatted SSD (used diskpart with command prompt at windows install window to clean and convert to GPT) but even though I formatted with GPT I kept ending up with a MBR formatted SSD. The problem was I wasn't booting from a UEFI Device. Third time I made sure I did and it worked.
Also I noticed restarting my PC is taking a little more longer than I've experienced before. I see a screen saying "Restarting" with a loading icon for like a full minute and then the PC boots up again but it never shuts down which I find odd. I don't know if it's a feature of my new motherboard or something (MSI Z97 Gaming 5).
I have the correct time and date settings on my pc and I have not installed an AV yet. I'm also getting help from reddit, but no one has responded back with any new solutions in quite some time now.
Should I just reinstall my OS? That would be a lot quicker. I just don't want to because it's a new SSD but also I may have the same problem again idk.