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Windows 8 install DVD wont boot no matter what. I set up the priority booting in BIOS for CD-DRIVE, nothing. It tries to find the CD for few seconds, then boots up from HDD. I've used 3 different install DVD's (using MS official tool, windows 8 image creator itself as well as Nero...) and 2 different source for the .iso. No luck.. Is there anything else, totally obvious, that I am missing? I feel like an idiot.
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Create a bootable USB drive and install it from that. If it's not an upgrade installation DVD, go ahead and use a 3rd party DOS or Linux based utility to format the destination drive before attempting the installation if necessary.

I had a MSI X58 board that I had to completely remove the destination drive from the boot priority (disabled boot) in order to install from any media.

That might be the nuclear option for you.
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I tried a USB, nothing.. It refuses to boot the installer. frown.gif
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Is this a new retail disk, used disk or digital download?
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Windows 8 install DVD wont boot no matter what. I set up the priority booting in BIOS for CD-DRIVE, nothing. It tries to find the CD for few seconds, then boots up from HDD. I've used 3 different install DVD's (using MS official tool, windows 8 image creator itself as well as Nero...) and 2 different source for the .iso. No luck.. Is there anything else, totally obvious, that I am missing? I feel like an idiot.

Any luck with a USB installer instead?
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One of the SATA ports werent set to AHCI mode in bios. >_< Such a rookie mistake.
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Hmm, glad you got it sorted smile.gif

Congrats!
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