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Old 03-07-2014, 01:54 AM   #1
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So I have just acquired an ASUS Pro 55S laptop that has Vista and I wish to wipe it and install Windows 8.1. Now when I boot up to the USB drive I created it doesn't do the spinning circle and then a blue error message like this for example, I've been able to use this USB to install on my laptop.

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Hmmmm I've never seen this error before but from what I can see from Google it's a form of BSOD.

Couple of steps that I would take to get round it.

Re-build your bootable Windows 8 USB stick.
If that doesn't work then try making a bootable DVD to install it from? Could be something in the drivers that it doesn't like installing from USB?

That would be my first steps.
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I am also thinking whether its because the hard drive is set to IDE/AHCI but I cannot find any where in the bios to change it..
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Disable UEFI and Enable Legacy Boot - How to Uninstall Windows 8, Install Windows 7 on Your PC | PCMag.com

^^Try that link. I hate reinstalling OSes on Windows 8. It's ridiculous.
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Disable UEFI and Enable Legacy Boot - How to Uninstall Windows 8, Install Windows 7 on Your PC | PCMag.com

^^Try that link. I hate reinstalling OSes on Windows 8. It's ridiculous.
No the laptop has Vista and I need to be able to Windows 8.1 on, The bios is American Megatrend..
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Since all else has failed I am using the recovery partition and will remove the bloatware..
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Gotcha. I would think it has to be in the BIOS somewhere.
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I might do a bios update to see if that helps..
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