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Windows 8 Pro installation freezes

  1. #1

    Windows 8 Pro installation freezes


    Hello.

    I have a problem with my upgrade from windows 7 to windows 8. I just bought the windows 8 upgrade, but the installation freezes at 40 % all 5 times I have tried to run it. I can`t find a iso to burn and try to run it from boot. Does anyone have an idea of what this problem might be?

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  2. #2


    Renton, WA
    Posts : 3
    Windows 8


    Need more detail. Is there an error. Do you just see a black screen? How do you know it's at 40 percent? I recently upgraded my laptop from Win 7 to Win 8, and during the install, the screen went black several times, and after letting it run for an hour and a half, the screen was still black, so I did a hard shut down and turned my laptop back on and I got the "Windows 8 install was unsuccessful, reverting back to Windows 7. I searched online for this issue and read this web page:

    Fix Black Screen on Windows 8 Laptop with Intel HD Graphics

    I hooked up another monitor to my laptop, and lo and behold, it showed a screen that wanted me to pick a color scheme for my background. So the upgrade was successful, but the video driver no longer worked. So I went to the Dell web site and performed a check on my system, and it installed the compatible driver. After a reboot, my laptop screen came on, and I was good to go.

    There are other options in this web page, which may help, if you don't have the same issue as I did.
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    Europe
    Posts : 41
    Win 7/Win 8/Android x86/iOS/OS X


    You can try to look into the log files to find out the source of your trouble (see here)
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    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by frustrated View Post
    Hello.

    I have a problem with my upgrade from windows 7 to windows 8. I just bought the windows 8 upgrade, but the installation freezes at 40 % all 5 times I have tried to run it. I can`t find a iso to burn and try to run it from boot. Does anyone have an idea of what this problem might be?
    Make the DVD from your download, than do a clean install.
    Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version - Windows 7 Forums
    Clean Install - Windows 8

    If you need to redownloading your Upgrade D/L
    How to redownload your Windows 8 Upgrade setup D/L.
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