How to install Windows 8.1?

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  1. crysum

    crysum New Member

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    I have a brand new ASUS laptop and it's empty. It has no OS.

    I bought a Windows 8.1 disk (a full version not an update) and I'm up and ready to install it.
    The problem is I don't know how.

    These are the steps I did so far:

    1) Turned on laptop
    2) Put in disk
    3) Restarted laptop
    4) Went into the Setup Utility menu

    And this is what I have so far:
    [​IMG]

    What do I do next?
     
  2. whs

    whs Extraordinary Member

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    1. put the installation disk in and get it spinning
    2. bring up the BIOS boot menu - usually by tapping F12 or ESC, but the splash screen should tell you
    3. go to CD/DVD reader with the up/down keys
    4. hit ENTER
    5. watch out for a message on the left top of the screen that says "hit any key ...."
    6. hit the space bar and you are on the roll.
     
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  3. ussnorway

    ussnorway Windows Forum Team
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    Asus uses the [esc] for [f12] on many models to open the boot options (including bios).

    You may also need to un-lock the bios before you can install a new Asus system... its called "secure boot control" and can be set to enable (blocks new installs) or disable (allows new installs). BJ2HdhC.
     
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  4. whs

    whs Extraordinary Member

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    Thanks for pointinting that out (ESC). I should have known that. I own an Asus myself (that I rarely use though). I updated my post.
     

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