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windows 8 install glitch

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    windows 8 install glitch


    Recently I attempted an install of windows 8 on a hp touch-smart During the process (near the end) power failed and the computer lost power...now its calling for a re-install but I cannot get the comp to boot from the cd/dvd and it wont let me change it in the bios. it allows me to change boot order but even then it refuses to boot from the dvd drive...any ideas?

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    Try booting the DVD from the One Time Boot Menu.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dkongsmitty View Post
    Recently I attempted an install of windows 8 on a hp touch-smart During the process (near the end) power failed and the computer lost power...now its calling for a re-install but I cannot get the comp to boot from the cd/dvd and it wont let me change it in the bios. it allows me to change boot order but even then it refuses to boot from the dvd drive...any ideas?
    I assume you are trying to boot from a Win8 installation DVD. I assume you are not trying to install under UEFI. Please clarify if either of my assumptions is incorrect.

    Given what's above, if you are trying to boot from a Win8 installation DVD, then, maybe, an alternative would be to boot from an install flash drive. Do you have a Win8 ISO that could be used to create such a flash drive? See Create Bootable USB or DVD with Windows 8 ISO. If you don't have an ISO, and given an appropriate product key and access to another a Win machine of the same "bitness" as that of your HP TouchSmart, you can use OPTION 1 here (Windows 8 Upgrade ISO - Download or Create) to produce ESD files than can be used in OPTION 2 of the same tutorial to create an ISO which, in turn, can be used to create an install flash drive as mentioned above.
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