Windows 8.1 Reset your PC says "media inserted is not valid"

I'm resetting a Windows 8.1 PC.  Media is Windows 8.1 (same DVD used to do the original install).

I've renamed software and system files in c:\windows\system32\config per Microsoft's instructions, which then say to run the "Reset your PC" function.

When I run Reset Your PC, it asks for the "installation or Recovery media".  I put in the same DVD that was used to do the original install (Windows 8.1) and it says, "The media inserted is not valid. Try again."

What's going on, and what is the workaround?

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Eng. Nidal KamalInformation ConsultantCommented:
Good day,

There are two versions o windows 8.1 DVD x32 and x64. These DVDs are not exchangeable. In other words, one has to choose the correct DVD that win 8.1 used to run under.
DaveWWWAuthor Commented:
I'm using the same DVD that was used to do the original installation: 64-bit.
Eng. Nidal KamalInformation ConsultantCommented:
Good day,

Please take an ISO image of the DVD on a different PC, and inform me of the output result.
DaveWWWAuthor Commented:
I tested the DVD using "VSO Inspector" software, and it passed fine.

The solution was to go to Microsoft's site, download and burn a new ISO for Windows 8.1.  That worked perfectly.

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DaveWWWAuthor Commented:
There are many messages online indicating the same problem I had and the most common resolution was to download a new ISO from Microsoft. That worked for me.
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