My friend has just built his PC and has got to the stage of trying to install Windows 8 - but for some reason, it isn't installing. He's got a disc that he's booting off and when he types in his product key, it tells him to check his installation media for some reason. I did some digging and a few people are saying to update the BIOS.
The motherboard he has is a MSI Z77A-G45 Thunderbolt. Apparently the BIOS version is 10.1, which I can't find on the website, so suggested updating the BIOS. Seeing as he doesn't have Windows installed, he's been trying to use the M-Flash utility with the BIOS update on his FAT32 formatted memory stick with the files on the root, yet it won't find it on any of the options under the M-Flash menu. I'm at a complete loss as he's tried different updates, different ports, different memory sticks, all with the same problems.
He's current having to download Windows 7, but in the meantime I'm trying to find a solution, so wanted to know if anyone else knows why it's doing this? It just seems weird anyway that Windows is declining his key anyway. Anyone had that problem before either?
Thanks in advance