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Win 8 install from USB flash drive problem

  1. #1


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    Win 8 install from USB flash drive problem


    Hi!

    I have searched the forum on my problem without finding it.. So here it goes:

    I have successfully put a Win 8 version on a 8GB USB drive. When I boot from it to install win 8 on my currently win 7 Asus laptop I hit a wall. It shows a black screen with the Win 8 logo in the middle that provides you with the feeling that everything is going well. But after about 10 seconds the screen turns blue and for about 1 second a message is shown that says " ;-( Windows ran into a problem, we will restart the computer for you." And it restarts and keeps looping this procedure until I change boot order again..

    Upsetting to say the least.

    Please help me!


    Ocek

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  2. #2


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Sounds like BSOD during the install process. I think I would run the upgrade advisor to see if it flags any incompatible hardware.
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  4. #4


    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by ocek View Post
    Hi!

    I have searched the forum on my problem without finding it.. So here it goes:

    I have successfully put a Win 8 version on a 8GB USB drive.


    Please help me!


    Ocek
    You might be needing a 16 GB flash drive:

    http://i50.tinypic.com/2h2h3xx.png
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    Quote Originally Posted by medab1 View Post

    You might be needing a 16 GB flash drive:

    http://i50.tinypic.com/2h2h3xx.png
    That is for a OEM manufacturer's Recovery USB Pendrive,Which backups the Recovery Partition, not Windows 8 install USB.
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    win 7


    Hi,

    Thanks for your answers. I will check out the links and get back to you.

    Ocek
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  7. #7


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    Ran the advisor but it did not flag any specific hardware. Only installed programs like Norton, Rosetta stone etc that could use an upgrade. Dont think that is where the problem is.

    Any other thoughts?

    Ocek
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    Do you have a PC with a uEFI/BIOS firmware?
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  9. #9


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    Not sure what that means but my BIOS has got that old school pixel look


    Ocek
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Win 8 install from USB flash drive problem
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