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Installation problem Windows 8 Pro Upgrade

  1. #1

    Posts : 1
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

    Installation problem Windows 8 Pro Upgrade

    I've tried upgrading my machine three times now and have no clue what is happening.
    It keeps on failing at around 96% on the finalizing stage and reverting back to windows 7.
    "We cannot Install Windows 8 your machine has been reset to the way it was before"
    Soon as it hits 96%, my monitor turns itself on standby for a good 25-30 seconds, and then comes back on once windows 7 has been reset. I thought this might have something to do with my display driver. But I can't see any reason for it.
    Maybe its a problem with my GPU. But I've searched the web and found no issues with it and windows 8.
    Before installation I uninstalled all incompatible drivers and applications. Even ran the upgrade assistant again after each failure just to be sure everything was done. And always says i'm ready for installation.

    Here's my specs if its a hardware problem,

    Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
    cpu -
    i5 3570k Ivy Bridge
    mobo - Asus P8Z77-V LX (I've uninstalled AI Suite and USB 3.0 drivers) because they weren't compatible.
    ram - 8GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600MHz
    hdd - 1TB SATAIII 3 6.0Gb/s
    gpu - EVGA 2GB Superclocked GTX 660 ti


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  2. #2

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

    Make the DVD from your download, than do a clean install.
    Clean Install - Windows 8

    If you need to redownloading your Upgrade D/L
    How to redownload your Windows 8 Upgrade setup D/L.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3

    Posts : 41
    Win 7/Win 8/Android x86/iOS/OS X

    Maybe this delivers the clue to direct you to the right direction?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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