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Windows 8 Installation has failed - 32%

  1. #1

    Posts : 9
    windows 7 pro 64

    Windows 8 Installation has failed - 32%

    I see this problem has been been discussed but no solutions have worked here.

    I am installing the Windows 8 upgrage on a windows 7 professional 64 machine.

    The upgrade assistant noted the DVD and Secure boot issues that I believe are common incompatibilities.

    I ordered the $39.99 upgrade and tried to install and it fails out at 32%

    Never asks for product key.

    I have chkdsk/r/f, turned off Avast, backed up with no success.

    Of course MS is not taking calls over the weekend for this little problem, so i remain frustrated and a little disappointed.

    I expect they will make good but until then, any suggestions?


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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:
    Try a clean install.
    Clean Install - Windows 8
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  3. #3

    Posts : 5,592
    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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  4. #4

    I' got the same problem (80% in my case) Too bad the installer doesn't tell you more. I solved this problem by copying the whole DVD on the hard drive and running the installer from there. Looks like it has a problem installing off a DVD. ... Just to face other problems down the road but at least I could get past this one. LOL
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  5. #5

    Posts : 9
    windows 7 pro 64

    Working with MS tech online for the past hour. No luck yet.
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  6. #6

    Posts : 9
    windows 7 pro 64

    MS in my machine going on four hours trouble shooting. Nothing. Still no upgrade.
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  7. #7

    Posts : 101
    Windows 8 pro with WMC x86 & windows Blue preview x86 with Windows 7 Ultimate SP1

    Healthy DVD and correct burning of setup files is the deal... which, theog has already given instructions, if not done properly, they interrupt you around 32%, 72% and many other places......... happened to one of my friend.
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