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Windows 8 installation stucks at midway

  1. #1


    Posts : 13
    windows 8 pro

    Windows 8 installation stucks at midway


    I have recently formatted my old windows. But now I am not able to install windows 8(actually even windows XP and seven) . When I try to boot from USB setup starts But 'Getting files ready' (which is second step of installation) stucks at midway like at 14% or 52% or 74% i.e. at any arbitary percentage and nothing happens . Actually I am able to move my cursor but installation no more proceeds further . I have tried to format many times and to run installation but everytime installtion stucks at midaway without any error .

    My laptop specs are as following:
    Acer aspire 5745 , 500GB HDD , 3GB RAM , intel core i3 processor .

    If anyone has idea to fix this problem please do let me know . Any help will be appriciated . (Sorry if my english is poor or posting the thread at wrong place)

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  2. #2


    Posts : 1,093
    Windows 8 Pro Windows 8.1 Preview


    Try a clean install by following this procedure:

    Clean Install - Windows 8

    Please make sure you delete all existing partitions as shown by the image in step 7.

    Good luck.
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  3. #3


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    By "format", what exactly do you mean ?

    Did you wipe the computer clean of everything that was on it ?

    If so, I suspect you are using upgrade disks & not full versions to reinstall.
    Am I close ?

    If you were upgrading to 8 from an older version, no formating was needed.
    To upgrade you needed the old system to be there.

    Now I suspect you will need to purchase a full version of windows 8 to get it to install.
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  4. #4


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by JustATest View Post
    OK David. You got this one.
    We posted at the same exact time.

    Don't leave.
    You know more than I do.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 1,093
    Windows 8 Pro Windows 8.1 Preview


    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by JustATest View Post
    OK David. You got this one.
    We posted at the same exact time.

    Don't leave.
    You know more than I do.
    Hey old buddy,

    We just seem to be meeting up at the same time in multiple threads so I just thought I'd give way.

    Cheers!
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  6. #6


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by JustATest View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by JustATest View Post
    OK David. You got this one.
    We posted at the same exact time.

    Don't leave.
    You know more than I do.
    Hey old buddy,

    We just seem to be meeting up at the same time in multiple threads so I just thought I'd give way.

    Cheers!
    Well,checking back to see if I'm doing any good would be good.
    I could be like the blind leading the blind & we'll both fall in a ditch.
    Thanks for the rep.2 to go.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 13
    windows 8 pro


    I have seen your tutorial to clean install windows 8 . But problem is that 'Expanding windows files' hangs at midway (as you have posted it in screenshot 9) and also the installation process has become very slow than earlier. I tried this many times but nothing worked . Do you have any fix?
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  8. #8


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


    Have you tried reinstalling using the Acer Recovery DVD, than upgrading to Windows 8?
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  9. #9


    Posts : 13
    windows 8 pro


    I don't have Acer recovery dvd and I do not have any backup.
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  10. #10


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


    Try re-downloading the Windows 8 upgrade ISO.

    https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...ad-create.html
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