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Windows 8 clean install crashes on first screen

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    Windows 8 clean install crashes on first screen


    After BIOS page passes, it loads for 10 seconds and crashes. Error screen disappears too quickly so can't take note. This is a new laptop.

    Have tried 64 bit Windows 8 ISO and from Flashdisk.

    LENOVO IdeaPad V480 161

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    This is a new laptop.
    What OS is Pre-installed?
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    Windows 7 Ultimate.

    And also, I tried running setup Windows 8 from Windows 7, it said Windows 8 setup has failed at 40% (in Windows 7 still).
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    Try Cleaning the HD Drive, using Step one in this tutorial:
    SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation - Windows 7 Support Forums

    As the new MOBO's now have a uEFI/BIOS firmware.
    How to install Windows 64 bit on a uEFI/BIOS firmware:
    UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with
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    Hi thanks.

    I'm doing the tutorial you listed now - creating UEFI flashdisk.

    In the meantime, do tell me something. Is my laptop not suitable for Windows 8?
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    All new Notebooks should be OK.
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    Just FYI, I was pissed after several hours trying. So I ran check program Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant. It said NX is not supported on my processor and thus Windows 8 isn't feasible. >_>

    I'm still copying the file again.
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    How to Lenovo guide
    Windows 8 Upgrade
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    No such thing as

    B) Having the free program 7-Zip installed, right click on the sources\install.wim file on the USB, and click/tap on 7-Zip and Open archive. (see screenshot below)

    Cannot find install.wim anywhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ddadda82 View Post
    No such thing as

    B) Having the free program 7-Zip installed, right click on the sources\install.wim file on the USB, and click/tap on 7-Zip and Open archive. (see screenshot below)

    Cannot find install.wim anywhere.
    Are you now going to install Windows 7?
    As Step 11 is for Windows 7 only.
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