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Error when installing Windows 8

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    Error when installing Windows 8


    I tried everything to install Windows 8, from USB to the old optical drive, but at the end same results. At 30% of installation progress it stuck with an unspecified error.


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    from USB to the old optical drive
    Hmm, the optical drive is the CD/DVD reader. Is that's what you mean??
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    Quote Originally Posted by LM2007 View Post
    I tried everything to install Windows 8, from USB to the old optical drive, but at the end same results. At 30% of installation progress it stuck with an unspecified error.

    Did you try to re-download the image because lot of users has reported that problem. Then are you trying to upgrade or Clean Install?
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    Yes, i meant CD\DVD.

    I downloaded it like 4 times and tried clean install and upgrade, but same problem and sadly the message don't specify what occurred
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    Could be scratched DVD, corrupt USB or even your HDD. If you have another machine, try doing a dual booth with the media you're using and see how that go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aem View Post
    Could be scratched DVD, corrupt USB or even your HDD. If you have another machine, try doing a dual booth with the media you're using and see how that go.
    That's what I'd suggest as well.
    But have you also tried booting from the USB itself? From what it looks like, you're installing whilst running Windows 7... perhaps there is a conflicting process inside your Windows 7 that prevents progression of the installation?
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    Tried outside Windows 7, same result. I will have to wait then for a later release, if any.
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    The only thing I can think of is that your downloaded file is corrupt. Have you tried redownloading it (if your bandwidth permits it)?
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    Restart the machine and press F5 (or F12 or whatever Fs) and perform a system diagnostic, this will diagnose your hardware for any abnormalies. If the test comes back all good then it must be the iso on usb that's causing the failure. Btw, have you tried a different USB?
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    Yes, there are many possibilities, but the only way you can find out is to test. I'm not quite sure it'd be a physical USB issue unless the formatting is incorrect... but even then it wouldn't work, right? The only possible explanation (with the USB at least) is that the ISO contents were corrupt from download, provided there are no pre-existing hardware abnormalities.
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