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Windows 8 clean install crashes on first screen

  1. #11


    Ahhh sorry I misunderstood. Sorry.

    theog

    Your instructions WORKS! Now I can get past that damn splash screen without crashing! I'm installing now as we speak - I'll tell you the result.

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  2. #12


    Now it's complaining about my harddisk.

    Current state

    2 partitions

    C and D

    C Windows

    D Data

    I deleted C during Windows 8 setup. It refuses to install still to that location - something about GPT and MBR. =\

    Help?
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  3. #13


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    Are you booting the DVD in uEFI mode?

    Click image for larger version

    & are you using Drive Option to make a new partitions?

    Click image for larger version
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  4. #14


    Yes I booted using Windows 8 UEFI Flashdisk (Not DVD). I disabled Legacy mode in my BIOS, so I don't think my computer can boot off non UEFI flashdisk.

    In your 2nd screen, there are 2 partitions for me. First C and D. I tried to make a new partition off C drive which has been deleted, but Windows 8 shows error message.

    Do I need to delete the D also?
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  5. #15


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    Quote Originally Posted by ddadda82 View Post
    Yes I booted using Windows 8 UEFI Flashdisk (Not DVD). I disabled Legacy mode in my BIOS, so I don't think my computer can boot off non UEFI flashdisk.
    Quote Originally Posted by theog
    Are you booting the DVD in uEFI mode?
    Press ENTER on the UEFI Drive, not the non-UEFI drive.(As in screenshot)
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  6. #16


    In your first screenshot there are two DVD, one UEFI and one Non UEFI right?

    In my place there's only one.

    Also, in partition page, I don't think it's possible to install Windows 8 UEFI with MBR partition exists already? Should I delete every partition first?
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  7. #17


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    Quote Originally Posted by ddadda82 View Post
    In your first screenshot there are two DVD, one UEFI and one Non UEFI right?


    NO, only one DVD Drive.

    The screenshot states, One Physical DVD Drive, at the top.
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  8. #18


    Done installing Windows 8 through UEFI Flashdisk. Thanks theog for the instructions!
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