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About to give up with Windows 8

  1. #1

    Posts : 28
    Windows 7 ultimate

    About to give up with Windows 8

    So I purchased and downloaded Windows 8 a couple of days ago. I have tried over and over to get it to install but to no avail. I've been using the upgrade option, as burning a disc hasn't worked (twice getting 0x8007045D) and each time I see the new Windows 8 splash screen, it states it's preparing my devices, then after a restart it, blue screens and restores me to Windows 7. There's a lot of dead pixels on the splash screen, and some really glitchy streaks from the mouse.

    Now, I've tried the official Windows forum over and over, and after 2 days haven't been contacted or replied by any of the official staff. In fact I haven't had a single reply. I've tried the Tech Chat, nothing. I mean... considering this is the release, you'd expect a little activity with problem solving. So I instead tried a few things of my on, I updated my drivers and tinkered about a bit, but nothing worked. Now after I restarted I can't even run the installer. It says there was a problem in the download, and that I need to re-download. Where? How? Who knows! My email invoice tells me to download the installer, which then asks me to purchase Windows 8 again! I'm furious... how can they have messed this up so bad, and after almost 3 days not have responded to a single question!?
    Has anyone had problems like this?!

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  2. #2

    Posts : 1,127
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    i read some guy had a problem installing Windows 8. it turned out to be his external hard drives giving him a hard time. he unhooked them and then the install went fine.

    your error sounds like classic device install problems.

    so the advice to give is, disconnect as many of your peripherals and cards as possible. then when windows 8 is done installing, plug all your cards and devices back in. a finished windows 8 will have a much easier time installing the devices than the basic installer.

    so if you have TV tuners, network cards, external hard drivers, scanners, printers, etc., plugged in, disconnect them and try again. yes, you shouldn't have to do this. but some configurations can mess up an OS installer. at least it's not like the Windows XP days where we had to have floppies with SCSI drivers so that we could install to the hard drive.
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  3. #3

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

    It says there was a problem in the download, and that I need to re-download. Where? How?

    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.
    How to redownload your Windows 8 Upgrade setup D/L.

    Than make the ISO, & burn to DVD or USB pendrive.
    Create Bootable USB or DVD with Windows 8 ISO

    Try a upgrade install from the DVD:
    Try a clean install.
    SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation - Windows 7 Forums
    Clean Install - Windows 8

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  4. #4

    New Zealand
    Posts : 1
    Windows 8 Professional x64

    Every time I boot Window 8 I get a different error and it goes through the tedious repair process to find nothing, I am also about to give up, although it does perform like a dream when I goes which I like.

    also if anyone knows why does the on screen keyboard toolbar keep coming back when I disable it, its bloody annoying
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  5. #5

    Posts : 1
    Windows 8

    If you have an antivirus product running, try uninstalling that first. I've come across reports that win 8 doesn't like Microsoft security essentials, at least, during the installation phase.

    Good luck
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  6. #6

    Posts : 28
    Windows 7 ultimate

    I wish I had something I could unplug for this but I've already done everything, even my we can and phone chargers are gone. I'm currently looking at the restore blue screen so typing this on my phone.
    The only thing I can think of is my video card. I'd have to revert back to using the onboard and physically remove the card and try installing like that I guess. Maybe that's a project for later as I have to head to class. This was supposed to be done this weekend
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  7. #7

    Posts : 28
    Windows 7 ultimate

    I'll try disabling MSE too but I had already checked my antivirus was uninstalled etc.
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  8. #8

    Posts : 28
    Windows 7 ultimate

    I wish I was able to burn a disc and go from there but each time I try it starts to burn, sounding all happy, and suddenly stops, spits the disc out and tells me it's error 0x8007045D, and the disc is blank. I have tried downloading the installation again, and did so last night, letting it run the install after I headed to bed. This is what I woke up to:

    Note I actually woke up to the black screen, with the dead pixels in the top left, similar to the slash screen. I wish I had taken a picture of that but I had just woken up. I have to pull a manual restart as it doesn't move past that black screen, and upon restarting I see that in the picture. Lots of broken pixels, then it reverts be to Windows 7. Without as much as a hint at a reason as to why.

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  9. #9

    Have you ran the upgrade assistant from MS?
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  10. #10

    Posts : 39
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1

    This is exactly what you get with Microsoft. Nobody's ever home, but the line's busy! I suppose that you should hang up and try your call again. These people will NOT spoonfeed you.
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