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"We couldn't install Windows 8"

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Windows 7 64 bit SP1

    "We couldn't install Windows 8"


    Now been working at installation for over 48 hours, not non-stop and have tried installing the upgrade over Windows 7. All goes well until virtually the last moment when it bombs out and eventually comes up with the following message "We couldn't install Windows 8".
    I have removed all USB attachments, I have cleared everything in MSCONFIG, I have disbled my firewall and anti- virus, I have run the Windows 8 Upgrade assistant and unistalled every item it suggested for review (41 in all).
    Still get the "We couldn't install Windows 8" message.

    Can ANYONE assist please.

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  2. #2


    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.

    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.
    SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation - Windows 7 Forums
    Clean Install - Windows 8
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Windows 7 64 bit SP1


    I am upgrading from an Upgrade DVD.
    The clean boot is not really an option as I have the Upgrade DVD and with to keep all my setiings and programs from Win 7. hence the purpose of the upgrade which the MS rep informed me in person would be quite simple!
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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