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Need help installing Windows 8 to SSD, tried everything.

  1. #1


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8 Pro

    Need help installing Windows 8 to SSD, tried everything.


    Hi guys, I joined here because of the incredible amount of help I see here and the awesome response time. I, unfortunately, have the issue of pride and I don't get around to asking for help until it's too late and everyone's asleep. Once solved, I'll do my duty of posting exactly the steps I took to solve this issue.

    [I'm using an Acer Desktop, Aspire M3970G]

    I recently ordered a Samsung 840-Series SSD. It came in the mail today and I went to my drawer, grabbing the old USB 2.0 4GB Sandisk Drive that I used to install Windows 8 Pro when I first purchased it. I copied a friend's CD directly to the flash drive, but I do not have access to the CD any longer. The USB drive has not been touched since I, without issue, installed it previously onto a 1TB Hitachi HDD.

    However, this installation has not gone as smoothly. The installation of Windows 8 Pro fails at the same time, every time. Which is 36% with error code "0x80070570."

    I have tried,

    • Removing, re-arranging, and every combination of that you can think of with sticks of RAM.
    • BIOS set to AHCI, IDE, RAID.
    • SSD-only, SSD+HDD
    • I have successfully installed Windows 7 Home Premium on it, no issues. (Both W7 and W8 are 64-Bit.)
    • Checked the hash to a clean one, matches.
    • Attempting installation after error code, back to back to back.
    • Different configurations of SATA cables, power cables, locations
    • Unplugging CD/DVD drive
    • Updating drivers, firmware, BIOS
    • USB drives of all sizes and brands.
    • Windows 7 Download Tool
    • Format through CMD, bootable through CMD, copy over files
    • Resetting CMOS
    • VGA instead of DVI
    • Burning to a DVD, attempting installation that way
    • Punching the monitor
    • Running over the SSD with my car
    • Please help


    EDIT: Currently attempting --
    ->Downloaded the Windows 8 Setup Utility.
    ->Entered Product Key, downloaded from the setup utility, chose to install from media, it's currently extracting to my flash drive.


    EDIT EDIT: This worked.
    Last edited by GageFaulkner; 22 Jul 2013 at 12:39.

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  2. #2


    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center
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  3. #3


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    With all due respect, the only thing I could find in reference to an OS installation was,

    "4) If this error is appearing during the installation of your OS (i.e Windows 7) try contacting Microsoft’s support staff and let them walk you through some troubleshooting steps. If the problem is with the disc, try and get them to send you a replacement."
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by GageFaulkner View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    With all due respect, the only thing I could find in reference to an OS installation was,

    "4) If this error is appearing during the installation of your OS (i.e Windows 7) try contacting Microsoft’s support staff and let them walk you through some troubleshooting steps. If the problem is with the disc, try and get them to send you a replacement."
    Not a bad idea.
    Their phone number:

    Microsoft Product Support Customer Phone Number | Shortest Wait | Best Support | GetHuman.com
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  5. #5


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8 Pro


    My problem is now fixed (check OP.)
    However, now I face the problem of re-registering my product key.
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