I would like to do a clean install of Windows 8. I do not want to use the OEM stuff or do a Windows recovery. I have burned the ISO to a USB drive and when I boot, hit f12, and select USB I get "Checking media... failed"

I tried disabling SecureBoot (f2 to get to UEFI\BIOS options) to no avail. I am able to boot the USB only when switching from UEFI mode to CSM mode. I would like to keep UEFI, but simply disable SecureBoot.

  • If you attempt to boot to a bootable Windows 8 installation (DVD) disk the process fails? What is the exact error message? – Ramhound Apr 15 '13 at 19:05

Perhaps the ISO image isn't burned to the USB drive in a way that is compatible with booting from UEFI. Try following the procedure in Create bootable USB drive for Windows 8 clean install on UEFI.

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