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Trouble installing Windows 8

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    Windows 7

    Trouble installing Windows 8


    Hello,

    Today I tried to install Windows 8, but the installer froze at 0 percent on the "getting files ready" step. Anyone know what could be causing this?

    Thanks in advance.

    EDIT: I have a Thinkpad Edge E430 if that helps.

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  2. #2


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


    Welcome to EightForums.

    Have you try running the
    How to use Standlone Windows 8 Upgrade Adviser
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    Windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Welcome to EightForums.

    Have you try running the
    How to use Standlone Windows 8 Upgrade Adviser
    I ran Upgrade advisor before installing Windows 8. The only things it said were incompatible was some preloaded software.
    Last edited by Stratosphere; 23 Jan 2013 at 21:42.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 3
    Windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by Stratosphere View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Welcome to EightForums.

    Have you try running the
    How to use Standlone Windows 8 Upgrade Adviser
    I ran Upgrade advisor before installing Windows 8. The only things it said were incompatible was some preloaded software.
    So I got Windows 8 installed, but it ran extremely slowly, and the next time I booted up the computer, it just went to a screen that said that windows could not start, then it said "diagnosing system" and then "attempting repairs", where it has just been hanging for a while.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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