Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums

Error: Windows PE cannot start because the actual...

  1. #1

    Posts : 2
    Windows 7 64-Bit

    Error: Windows PE cannot start because the actual...


    I'm new to this forums.

    I'm trying to upgrade my Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit to Windows 8 Pro. I get this error message after the first reboot.

    If someone could help me that would be much appreciated


    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails IMG_2476.jpg  

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2

    Posts : 2
    Windows 7 64-Bit

    Can anyone help?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3

    Posts : 135
    XP, Win7, Win8_Eval

    The error message tells something went wrong during upgrade.
    The X drive is usually mapped to installation/repair media (DVD/USB).

    You should restart from disk (nothing like USB,CD,DVD attached) and see what options are offered.
    1. Continue with installation
    2. Rollback installation
    3. other option ?

    and decide what you want to do next.

    If unsure just post back what happens when you boot from disk:
    - do you have boot menu ?
    - any option choices what to do next ?
    and so on.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4

    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1

    Did you backup.

    Quote Originally Posted by Microsoft

    Make sure you’re on the PC you want to upgrade. This must be a PC that is currently running Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP with Service Pack 3 (SP3), Windows 8 Release Preview, Windows 8 Consumer Preview, or Windows Developer Preview. (Windows 8 Setup checks that your PC meets all system requirements before it installs Windows 8.)

    Have your product key handy. You can find it in your online order information, in the confirmation email for your purchase, or on the packaging. The product key will look something like this:

    Make a backup of everything you want to keep. Save it somewhere you can get to it later, like an external drive or a DVD.

    Always better to do a clean install.

    Clean Install with Windows 8 Upgrade
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Error: Windows PE cannot start because the actual...

Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Partition showing very less free space than actual
My K partition is of 24.3GB and says that only 3.80GB is free. However in reality, the data inside is worth only 14.3GB which means 10GB should be free, not 3.80GB. What could be the problem? I have attached the screenshot too. Even though there are no hidden files in this partition, I...
General Support
What is the actual username of win 8 user?
I am really confused by all the different names given to a single user profile on windows 8. For example, when I look in the Administrators group on my computer, I simply see my profile listed as Joe. When I go to give permissions to a folder under the security tab, then edit. I click add, and...
Network & Sharing
How To Create Actual 256px icons?
Hey what's up guys! I have an issue with creating crisp clear 256x256px icons for windows, no matter what tool I use, I end up getting icons in 32x32px with smooth edges. I can convert my .png images to 256x256px icons with 32-bit depth but they end up being distorted with crappy edges when I apply...
Windows 8.1 Start button may not offer actual Start menu
Read more at source: Windows 8.1 Start button may not offer actual Start menu | Microsoft - CNET News
Windows 8 News
Error when start windows
When I start the pc fails to boot and it turned off, then turn it on again if , then not have any problem. C:/Windows/Minidump/051813-52650-01.dmp C/User/***/AppData/Local/Temp/wer-86237-0.sydata.xml
General Support
Windows 8 start screen error! Help!
18755 Help! I visited this forum later on with the help that i wanted to restore my built in default start screen apps in windows 8! I did that and this what happen, after i used a restore bat file i downloaded from this forum. Thanks All pls i need your help! :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
General Support
Atikmdag.sys error won't start windows
I have had trouble updating an ati radeon hd4830 graphics card on my hp envy. When I updated I would get bsod on win7. I decided to upgrade to win8. The upgrade would fail with no error code. So I do a clean USB install of win8. It completes the install an I start setting up win8, once I finish and...
Installation & Setup

Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook