Welcome to EightForums, Star. It's good to have you.
I'm glad you are making progress. If there's anything else we can help you with, please let us know.
Thanks, Art, for the solution to the installation problem.
About my problem, i gave up trying to install Microsoft Windows 8 on that Nvidia graphic card, there are serious compatibility issues and the installation takes so long. I wasted like 5 hours trying everything. After browsing the internet it has come to my attention that there is a general incompatibility between Windows 8 and some Nvidia Ge-Force graphic cards.
But don't worry, i wont leave that computer behind on OS technology, it's going to have PcLinusOS dual boot with his old and trusted Windows 7.
You're quite welcome, Star. Sorry to hear of your problem with the card. Good luck to you.
Found a bug.A) Clean Install Clean Install - Windows 8
a) Fresh start – no holdovers from previous OS or issues due to bugs in upgrade process.
c) May be faster than upgrade.
d) Keeps user files and settings, along with compatible programs and drivers, but installs over a previous version of Windows to 8.
e) Reduces system configuration time.
f) Will cost less for a period of time to upgrade to Windows 8 than to custom install.
Hello, TONSCHUH. Welcome to Windows EightForums. It's good to have you aboard.
Good eye! Thank you for pointing that out. That certainly doesn't belong there. That's for upgrade. I will correct immediately.
Star - Which NVidia card do you have? Do you have the latest driver for it?
Apologies if I missed it, but one of the things I'd recommend before starting an installation is taking a good backup. If you're aiming to have a comprehensive checklist then perhaps it should be mentioned?
There is also (unless anyone knows how to work around it) a "gotcha" for people upgrading Windows XP. I used Windows XP's built-in Backup which I always found very useful to save my files. However I haven't found a way to restore Windows XP backup files from Windows 8.
So the XP user who relies on Windows XP backup, then does a Clean Install (not that it's very easy, given you seemingly can't "install by creating media", perhaps for this very reason), may have no way to get their files back.
Welcome to Windows EightForums, DavidY. It's good to have you aboard.
No, you didn't miss it. I can't believe we missed it! That's #1 on the list, eh? Thanks for the good suggestion.
So what your saying is that one would have to manually transfer the files from a XP backup source?
Last edited by HippsieGypsie; 12 Jan 2013 at 17:57.