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Error on Install

  1. #1


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    Win 7 Pro

    Error on Install


    I'm trying to install Win 8 Pro. After a few mins into the beginning of the install, I receive the following error "Windows cannot read the <Productkey> setting from the unattend answer file." Pretty much all the solutions I've come across during a search deal with this error and installing in a VMware environment. I'm not doing that. This is a clean install. Thanks

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  2. #2


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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    This is a clean install
    Welcome to EightForums.

    You can type in key at Step 4 in tutorial:
    Clean Install - Windows 8
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  3. #3


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    Win 7 Pro


    Not to be rude but pretty much knew that already. The problem is I don't even get to Step 2 based on your link. I don't even see anything about caching of files for install. Just a little bit of the Window's 8 splash screen then error.
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  4. #4


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    Do your have a uEFI/BIOS firmware MOBO?

    Where do you buy your DVD from?
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  5. #5


    Posts : 8
    Win 7 Pro


    Yes. I'm using a Asus p8p67 deluxe up to date.

    The disc is built from an ISO. The ISO was free Win 8 Pro from my university. Of the ISOs I've gotten from the school, this is the only one that I've run into an error with.
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  6. #6


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    Is the ISO x64?

    Are you booting from the uEFI DVD Drive.

    DVD:

    Click image for larger version

    USB:

    Click image for larger version
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  7. #7


    Posts : 8
    Win 7 Pro


    Yea, it's 64. I also booted from both (P4 and uEFI) of the drives listing and during both installs I received the error just after the Windows 8 splash screen.
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  8. #8


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    Give your DVD Drive a good clean, & reburn the DVD disk.

    If you have a USB Pendrive:
    UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows
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  9. #9


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    Win 7 Pro


    The drive is only 5 days old. Wanted to try lightscribe out so I bought a new drive and the attempt to install prior to these postings was from a second created disk. I'll check out doing the install from a usb. Not thrilled about it considering I have buku disks and few USBs.
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  10. #10


    Posts : 8
    Win 7 Pro


    I burned the iso on a usb drive and still had the same problem. It something to do with Win 8. I see too many posting during searches. I did rule out my DvD burner. I had no problem get to two different Windows installer splash screens. Just can't get past the error.
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