I don't know if this is the right arena to use, but I could not find the free clinic. When I try to upgrade from Windows 8 to 8.1, I keep getting the message across the screen inside an orange band- Couldn't Install Windows 8.1. You can't install Windows on a USB flash drive from setup. The GPU is a 3rd gen i7 on an Asus motherboard. The C drive is a 500gb Samsung Pro. I have been given tips about changing the registry, and changing the hard drive management (disastrous). Any suggestions. My computer go to guy is stumped. This is not a rare problem so there must be a solution, although Microsoft has not said or done anything.
Also, sometimes this orange band shows up telling me not to remove the USB drive until windows shuts down.
Thanx, in advance.