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Computer stalled on "setting up a few more things 79%"

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    Windows 8.1

    Computer stalled on "setting up a few more things 79%"


    My HP computer is stalled on a screen stating " setting up a few more thing 79%" after i completed a system refresh on my laptop that is running windows 8.1. A box pops up and says " windows could not complete the installation. To install windows on this computer, restart the installation." I cannot get out of this screen! I have turned off and restarted my computer multiple times, however it also goes right back to the setting up a few more things screen and stalls at 79%. I have attempted to press shift and f8 at restart with no luck. Please help me as i cannot do anything on my computer

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    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    Do you have windows 8.1 setup media ? You can try booting from it..

    Create installation media for Windows 8.1 - Windows Help
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    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1


    No unfortunately I do not have a back up. And even if I did, the issue is that I cannot get out of the "setting up a few more things screen" because it just restarts each time i restart my computer. It is going in a loop and i cannot get to the desktop. Is there anyway i can get out of the install to my desktop?
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Computer stalled on "setting up a few more things 79%"
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