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Windows install in in loop "going through few basics"

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    Windows 7 & Ubuntu 12.10

    Windows installation in loop "going through a few basics"

    I have a very weird problem installing a Windows 8 Evaluation copy. I downloaded the copy straight from the MS website and it installs without any hiccups though it simply won't let me access the desktop.

    After I log into my Microsoft account, it restarts, and begins the entire "Let's go through a few basics" routine every time. No matter what I do, it repeats this. I tried reinstalling the OS, but it just did the same thing again.

    If anyone knows how to fix this, please let me know.

    Below are the specs of my PC. I am trying to install this on a server so the specs will seem a bit odd but this machine had Windows 2008 server R2 and Windows 7 Pro installed at various points -both of which worked fine.

    16-core 2.5Ghz Opteron 8380 (4 cpus)
    Tyan S4985 Motherboard
    20GB ram
    Nvidia Quadro FX3500
    1TB sata HDD
    Last edited by timy; 01 Mar 2013 at 20:25. Reason: unclear

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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1
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    Posts : 2
    Windows 7 & Ubuntu 12.10

    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Thanks for the suggestion. I just ran it (after reinstalling Win7) and it showed me that everything was fine except for "secure boot" and it said the DVD player would need an App (obviously).

    It appears that it should work then. Right?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Windows install in in loop "going through few basics"
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