can you install windows 8.1 on a refurbished hard drive?

dnlcarver

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So I am trying to install windows 8.1 on a computer I built. It installs and then when it restarts it comes up with a sad face and some message that goes by to fast to read. This is the second hard drive I have tried and the same thing happened. Both of them are refurbished hard drives. Please help.
 

dnlcarver

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Feb 7, 2015
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Do have a clue what it might be making it fail on start up.
 

dnlcarver

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Feb 7, 2015
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I have checked with Microsoft and they said it is a good copy but might be bad. So they told me to download it form their web site to a USB and I did and it still won't work.
 
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