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Win 8 64b & Inspiron 530

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    Win 8 64b & Inspiron 530


    Hello folks, I have a Dell Inspiron 530 using the Q6600 CPU and 6GB RAM, I have tried installing Win8 64b but it fails at 17% stating that it cannot find some file and does not give me any options to correct, tried many times and it did not work.

    Interestingly enough I installed the 32bit version of Win8 in the same computer and it did work, in fact I am writing this post from it.

    Any ideas why the 64bit version is failing, is there a problem with it?

    Thank you in advance.

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    First off, I'd say you should reburn/copy to USB or DVD or whatever you used. Try writing at a slow speed, etc.
    Also, the download itself may have been corrupted. Where did you happen to download that particular copy of the 64bit version? There seems to be one download that didn't work correctly for me, too, and found another download that worked fine.
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    Windows 8


    Hello, I have a similar issue. Any chance you found a solution? For me Windows Vista 32 bit and Windows 8 32 bit run fine. In addition, I was running 64 bit Windows 8 successfully from March until September 2013. Then I started receiving BSOD with increasing frequency. I tried to refresh windows, but it would BSOD during refresh. I tried to reset windows and it would BSOD. Now I've tried a clean install, but it still crashes BSOD during install. Sometimes it crashes quickly (23%) and sometimes it gets as far as 77%
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    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by ssakolsnow View Post
    Hello, I have a similar issue. Any chance you found a solution? For me Windows Vista 32 bit and Windows 8 32 bit run fine. In addition, I was running 64 bit Windows 8 successfully from March until September 2013. Then I started receiving BSOD with increasing frequency. I tried to refresh windows, but it would BSOD during refresh. I tried to reset windows and it would BSOD. Now I've tried a clean install, but it still crashes BSOD during install. Sometimes it crashes quickly (23%) and sometimes it gets as far as 77%
    Since you have run Win 8 64 bit successfully for six months or so, it may be that some peripheral is going bad. It could even be software related.

    In September, did you install any new software? A new card or peripheral? If so, remove it and see if that helps. Hopefully, nothing on your mobo is going bad.
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    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by aadman View Post
    Hello folks, I have a Dell Inspiron 530 using the Q6600 CPU and 6GB RAM, I have tried installing Win8 64b but it fails at 17% stating that it cannot find some file and does not give me any options to correct, tried many times and it did not work.

    Interestingly enough I installed the 32bit version of Win8 in the same computer and it did work, in fact I am writing this post from it.

    Any ideas why the 64bit version is failing, is there a problem with it?

    Thank you in advance.
    How old is your computer? It may be that it's just not up to Windows 8 64 bit. My self-built Intel DG-33 mobo handles Windows 8 64 bit quite well, but when I tried to update it to 8.1, Microsoft says it's not capable of handling it.

    Try the Upgrade Assistant and see what it says.
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