Hi, I'm 82 years of age, and while I don't think I've got Altzheimas the memory is not what it was, .....but then neither is the software! My older main computer devoured itself recently and I thought that rather than put a new MB and/ or a CPU in the thing, I'd be better off getting a new desktop box complete, as it would have all the new goodies like sata and built-in HDMI and dramm3 etc. However I had bought Win 8 with update to 8.1 and both 32 bit and 64 bit versions....in fact the full retail package..I thought! I bought it originally to put in my rebuilt box, before I decided to get a complete new one. However to save a bit of the hard-earned pension, I didn't get the new one with windows installed, thinking I could install it myself. Now however I find it doesn't want to boot up from the Win 8 setup disk! I asked on an open line what should I do and someone (I think Microsoft) told me to put in a usb stick and it would make it ok! After about two hours (my broadband line is a bit narrow at times) the bloody thing came up and said "not enough room on the usb drive. It's an 8 gig usb stick and as far as I could judge the whatever it was that was meant to go on there was only about 4gig, in any case I thought the thing would format thew stick first.
Help! Do I need to buy yet another mem ory stick? or how do I clean this one up! After all that how do I persuade the thing to boot up using the mem stick, and do I first have to load the 32bit program followed by the 64bit program or can I start off by usingh the 64 bit disk straight after the mem stick? The MB is a ASROCK FM2 A58M- HD4, and the cpu is a AMD A4 7300 dual core with1.0Mb total cache. I know this is really a gaming box, but whilst I do not use any games, I do a lot of browsing and on line streaming, and living in Victoria Australia it gets a bit warm here sometimes and as the one that ate itself was about the third to go more or less the same way (overheating) I figured a games box would stand a rather better chance of getting through a few summers! Please Assist!