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Error when installing Windows 8

  1. #11


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Did you predefine a partition to which you install and do you have an active partition on that drive?.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 17
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64b


    I was installing it to one partition, the one with windows 7 because i have several system images of the laptop so i was not worry about formatting or wipe the drive. i'll download the iso again and try again. Could you post a reliable link with the downloads?
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  3. #13


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    From your original post I had the impression that you might have run into a problem with the active partition. But if you installed "over" win7, there might be a different problem.

    I had first installed "over" my old Vista which was on a different HDD. I ran into all kinds of problems. Only after I cleaned the old Vista partition and created a new primary partition was I successful. I did, however, have another partition on the drive which was marked as active and where the Win8 installer could dump the bootmgr.

    Regarding a reliable download site I cannot help you. I do not remember from where I got mine.
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  4. #14


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


    Quote Originally Posted by LM2007 View Post
    I was installing it to one partition, the one with windows 7 because i have several system images of the laptop so i was not worry about formatting or wipe the drive. i'll download the iso again and try again. Could you post a reliable link with the downloads?
    Check out this thread:
    Windows 8 Developer Preview release
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  5. #15


    Posts : 17
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64b


    Upgrade came with the same error, but now i did a clean install which involved deleting the partition and it worked, Installation went smooth and completed successfully. I was so lost working with it, but after disabling the Metro interface (i don't have touchscreen anyway) i tested it and was pleasant, the boot incredibly only takes 12 seconds!! is this gonna be permanent or it just because is the preview?


    Thanks again to all of you for the help and thanks to these forums.
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