Having just upgraded most of my old PC, motherboard, CPU and RAM I am not trying to install windows 8.1. I have the ISO file and have made a bootable USB following instructions andusing bootcamp on my macbook pro (no access to other PC) I put my usb in a usb 2 slot and reset the computer and then choose boot device as the USB.
Firstly it seemed to freeze on the MSI initial screen (with options for pressing del and f11 for bios and boot device set up) but there was a small square roughly in the middle of the screen turning round after about half an hour it has now moved onto a black screen that says setup is starting and has been on this for 10 minutes now. Is it normal for it to take this long? From memory when I last loaded up vista it took about 30 mins or so.
My setup is a MSI Z97 pc mate mobo, i5 4690k processor and 16GB RAM, still using an older SATA hardrive which has vista installed on it, but will format that drive.
Thanks for any help