Problems Installing Windows 8.1


  • Hello MS forums i've been having some trouble installing Windows 8.1 on my ideapad z710 laptop, so here's what i did

    1. i downloaded a Windows 8.1 Enterprise ISO from ""

    2. i burnned it to a dvd using the slowest possible speed and than i went to my BIOS switched to UEFI only But my optical drive was not being detected i switch it to legacy support and the optical drive was there but when i tryed to but from it it skipped straight to my bootloader

    3. than i decided to try USB i formatted my USB to FAT32 Flaged it as bootable an installed the ISO with "Unetbootin", than i booted the USB and the setup screen asking me to configure my locales and keyboard started up but when i click Next>Install i get the Message "A media driver your computer needs is missing" inserting a DVD with the drivers won't work as it doesen't get detected (The USB is NOT in a USB 3 port, and i tried changing ports and unplogin every peripheral device like mouse ethernet cable etc..).

    4. than i decided to try to upgrade from my currecnt Windows 7 installetion so i inserted the USB run the Setup and than i get the message "we can't tell if your pc is ready to continue installing windows 8.1. try restarting setup"...

    i want to upgrade OR clean-install windows 8.1 in place of windows 7, i have tryed everything i can think of and i can't get it to work if you have any suggestions please tell me

    A solution to any of this three problems would be much apreciated, thanks in advance...

    Wednesday, May 06, 2015 2:00 PM