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Installation won't complete

  1. #1


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    Windows 7

    Installation won't complete


    I have a fairly new Dell Inspiron laptop and purchased Windown 8 to install on it. It goes fine through the installation process and reboots like is says it will, but it stops doing anything once it reboots. All I get is a black screen. It has sat overnight and still nothing. I've tried 4 different times and the same thing happens every time. I am able to get it uninstalled and Windows 7 back, but what am I doing wrong?

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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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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Windows 7


    I've run that several times and it doesn't kick back any reason that it wouldn't install properly.
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    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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  5. #5


    I tried installing W8 on two computers and I never succeeded. On the second computer, I got the problem you describe. I don' know the reason for that.
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    Posts : 3
    Windows 8


    Hi , can anybody provide me a systemrepare disk iso, with the option to go " Startup Settings screen" Thanks in advance ... :-)
    (Black screen under clean instal WIN 8 ) Tryed everything .....
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    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 or USB pendrive.
    Create Bootable USB or DVD with Windows 8 ISO
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  8. #8


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    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 or USB pendrive.
    Create Bootable USB or DVD with Windows 8 ISO
    Thanks , but i really need a, "systemrepare disk iso, with the option to go " Startup Settings screen"
    I have made 2 , but none have this option......
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  9. #9


    Try uninstalling any security software ( if you have installed), even if it's MSE, any USB peripherals and see whether it helps.
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  10. #10


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by brummyfan View Post
    Try uninstalling any security software ( if you have installed), even if it's MSE, any USB peripherals and see whether it helps.
    Thank, did NOT help :-(

    I removed my HDMI cabel, then i could go on install. I will try to attache again , now BACKING UP..... Thank for all help .
    Last edited by Fauert; 29 Oct 2012 at 11:03. Reason: More info
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