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jeremy39

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I've created a virtuall HDD ( a partition ) in Win 8.1, named it and assigned it a drive letter. I have created both a cd and USB ISO. I've researched and followed instructions on how to disable UEFI. When I change the boot order in BIOS to either the USB or CDROM the PC still boots straight to Win 8.1 and does not give the install option. What did I miss?
 

jeremy39

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No. Its an ISO image and I do not want to install it over my working Windows 8.1.
 

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You can't use an ISO directly, you need to extract or burn the ISO, an ISO is a container.

What exactly are you trying to do?

A virtual hard drive is not a partition, did you create a new partition for this install?
 

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Well, there's my problem. I intended to create a separate partition and I stupidly assumed that the VHDD was the same thing in Windows 8 terms. So, now to remove the virtual drive and create a partition. Thank you.
 
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