Why can I install Linux but not Windows?

bewc

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I recently built a PC by myself for the first time. I have been unable to install either windows 7 or 8, with them both giving me the error message "this computer's hardware may not support booting to this disk", but I managed to install Linux MInt 17.1 with no problems at all. What's going on, and how do I install Windows?
 

bewc

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor (£143.98 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: ASRock H81M Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£46.55 @ CCL Computers)
Memory: Kingston 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£51.44 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£38.34 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 280X 3GB Vapor-X Video Card (£209.59 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Case: Cooler Master K350 ATX Mid Tower Case (£23.99 @ CCL Computers)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (£63.46 @ Amazon UK)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£10.19 @ Aria PC)
Case Fan: Cooler Master SickleFlow 69.7 CFM 120mm Fan (£4.73 @ CCL Computers)
Monitor: BenQ GL2250HM 60Hz 21.5" Monitor (£91.19 @ Amazon UK)
Keyboard: Logitech K120 - UK Layout Wired Standard Keyboard (£11.34 @ Amazon UK)
Mouse: Cooler Master CM Storm Xornet Wired Optical Mouse (£15.58 @ Scan.co.uk)
Total: £710.38
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-03-10 15:30 GMT+0000
 
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