I am doing a clean install of Windows 8.1 on an old PC. It was purchased as download from Microsoft Store and written to and booted from a USB flash drive.
It went through all of these steps:
- Copying Windows Files
- Getting files ready for installation
- Installing features
- Installing updates
Then at "Getting finished" I am stuck at this stupid dialog box.
Please unplug the following external drive and click OK to restart your computer and finish installing Windows.
How do I tell what physical drive this is? Can I drop to command prompt during installation? And is it safe to unplug it while powered on?
There is no external hard drive connected, none that I can see. There is no USB or FireWire drive connected externally. I think it sees one of the internal drives as external... in some weird way?!