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windows 8 cannot install required files error 0x8007025d

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    windows 8 cannot install required files error 0x8007025d


    I bought a new SSD and want to do a clean install on it, however am having problems during the install process and receive the following message:

    Windows 8 cannot install required files. Make sure all files required for installation are available, and restart the installation. Error code: 0x8007025d

    The install images was downloaded from the Microsoft website and I have tried using a USB thumb drive and DVD install disc and both receive the same error. I have used the DVD disc when I originally installed Windows 8 Pro on the same desktop but on an IDE harddrive and believe the disc should still work (i.e. no scratches on it).

    Here's how I prepared to install:

    1. Unplugged all harddrives except for brand new SSD (Crucial M4 128 GB SSD)
    2. Changed bios settings to AHCI (before was on IDE) (using Asus P5k-V motherboard)

    I'm not sure what's going on if the harddrive is corrupt, the bios settings need to be tweaked, the drive is incompatible with my motherboard or something else.

    Any help would be much appreciated as I don't want to go back to using the IDE drive to boot windows but rather use the new SSD.

    TIA

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    I also tried plugging the SSD into another SATA port. When I tried installing Windows 7 on the same SSD, I got a similar error as well during the install, which spits out the error around the 10% progress mark
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    Thanks for the response theog. I tried first with a download that was burned onto a DVD. I also redownloaded the ISO and put it on a USB drive. Both of these have brought up the same error. Would you recommend trying to donwload and install it a third time?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmacintosh12 View Post
    I bought a new SSD and want to do a clean install on it, however am having problems during the install process and receive the following message:
    Windows 8 cannot install required files. Make sure all files required for installation are available, and restart the installation. Error code: 0x8007025d

    The install images was downloaded from the Microsoft website and I have tried using a USB thumb drive and DVD install disc and both receive the same error. I have used the DVD disc when I originally installed Windows 8 Pro on the same desktop but on an IDE harddrive and believe the disc should still work (i.e. no scratches on it).

    Here's how I prepared to install:

    1. Unplugged all harddrives except for brand new SSD (Crucial M4 128 GB SSD)
    2. Changed bios settings to AHCI (before was on IDE) (using Asus P5k-V motherboard)

    I'm not sure what's going on if the harddrive is corrupt, the bios settings need to be tweaked, the drive is incompatible with my motherboard or something else.

    Any help would be much appreciated as I don't want to go back to using the IDE drive to boot windows but rather use the new SSD.

    TIA
    It may be because Windows stores some files on RAM, and an external SSD is portable, not attached to a RAM set.
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    Have you tried, or made shore the ssd drive is Blank, no partitions
    before installing… this may help.
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    @averchat. I've tried deleting all partitions before the installation using the windows utility just before the main installation starts. Do you think another kind of formatting would help?
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    You may need to load drivers for your SSD drive in the install process
    The CD that came with the SSD should contain the driver for your SSD drive.
    When installing win 8 after you start the install you will come to a screen
    That gives you a choice of what drive to install it on to, on that screen
    Bottom left hand side it gives you a choice to Load Drivers
    Select (Load drivers) and load the drivers for your SSD drive.
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    Ok - I'm still having problems and getting to the same error point during the install. Here's what I've tried:

    1. Updated the firmware for the SSD
    -still got to the same error during the "Getting files ready for installation" part of the setup
    2. Redownloaded Windows 8 image, re-formatted usb drive, re-created bootable usb drive
    -still got to the same error during the "Getting files ready for installation" part of the setup

    @averchat, my SSD didn't come with anything other than the drive (no cables, no manual, no cd) - where would I find alternative drivers? I didn't see any on the crucial website.
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    If your ssd drive came without drivers it does not need them
    This era 0x8007025d seems to have no answer.
    Is your Bios setup for AHCI…
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