Okay, so I just recently purchased an alienware m17xr3 which came with windows 8.1 pro installed on it. Someone suggested that I should buy a W8 disk and do a clean install so everything is fresh and I am the administrator. Well, everything seemed to be going good, I popped in the w8 cd and booted from the cd drive and the w8 install came up. I typed in the activation key, went in and finished out a typical clean install. Then it got to the part where it restarts, and then I got a black screen with a blue windows tile on it and just the 5 dots spinning in a circle underneath of the logo (loading?) The problem is, I've been on this screen for over 45 minutes now and according to all of the videos I've watched on how to clean install windows 8 it should only hang there for a few minutes and then say "loading devices" or something of that nature. If anyone can help me out with this or if I need to provide any more info please ask! Thank you so much!
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3/11/14 at 4:13pm