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Bought 39.00 download of Windows 8 Pro and Install fails at 20% - Help

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    Windows 7 Home Premium

    Bought 39.00 download of Windows 8 Pro and Install fails at 20% - Help


    Bought 39.00 download of Windows 8 Pro and Install fails at 20% - Help

    I uninstalled incompatible software.

    keeps failing at 20% during installation

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  2. #2


    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Try redownloading from the email link.

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Windows Store email
    If you need to download Windows, write down your new product key and enter it here.
    Than make the ISO, & burn to DVD.


    Try a upgrade install from the DVD:
    https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...ndows-8-a.html
    or
    Try a clean install.
    Clean Install - Windows 8
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  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    Windows 7 Home Premium


    I burned ISO to DVD and tried again. Still fails at 20% during install. Trying to avoid clean install, too much to reinstall.
    I have Windows 7 Home Edtion.
    should I unplug my 3 external drives first?
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  4. #4


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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Try running this MS tool
    What is the System Update Readiness Tool?
    this may help.
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  5. #5


    Same thing happened to me. theog didn't help either. Any other ideas? No error message or anything. Just tells me it failed
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  6. #6


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    Windows 7 Home Premium


    I disconnected all my external hard drives and it finally is installed, long process.
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  7. #7


    W8 often fails to install off the DVD. I solved this problem by copying the whole thing to the HDD and launched the installer from there.
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