View Full Version : is Windows8 compatible with ASUS P5G-MX motherboard or not

11-24-2012, 10:05 PM
I have motherboard ASUSTek P5G-MX Intel 945 chipset (Socket775), Intel Pentium Dual CPU E2180 2.00 GHz with 2GB RAM, 1 TB HDD.

will w8 install and run on it?

this forum's "system-requirements-windows-8-174" dot html page says

Here is the non - official minimum Windows 8 System Requirements:
Motherboard - Asus P5GC-MX Intel 945 chipset
Processor - Intel Dual Core
RAM - 2 GB 1333 Mhz
Hard drive - 250 GB
Optical Drive - 20x DVD Writer

but mine is not P5GC-MX but only P5G-MX (no C there).

W8 is not even installing, preview didn't install, and now Windows 8 Enterprise Final Retail 32bit is not installing. I have tried installing from DVD as well as from flash pen drive.

both giving problem "A media driver your computer needs is missing."

What is the problem and how to get over this?

I am running w7-64 bit so my pc is sure 64 bit compatible, I guess.


11-25-2012, 06:29 PM
Hi vsrawat,

Thanks for posting.

It seems that this is a corrupt disk issue. You can try to use another DVD disk to see whether you get the same issue.

11-25-2012, 08:15 PM

I was using the dvd or using the flash drive with Yumi multiboot that didn't work.

Now, I downloaded "Windows 7 USB Tool" and copied my w8 ISO to flash using that tool that made the flash bootable also.

I booted using that flash drive, and it installed in a blink.

No problem at all. No hard disk or usb or dvd needed to be disconnected, no change of usb port. it didn't show any error message, and went on to install.

I am posting this message from windows 8.

So, somehow the dvd drive was not recognized by windows8 installer, and as long as dvd was in boot path or connected, w8 installer was throwing error message about that and was going in a loop. Even while booting from YUMI multiboot flash, dvd remained in booth path. And when purely flash boot was done, dvd went away from the path, and the install completed.