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Install Windows 8 with 256MB RAM

  1. #11


    Appelhülsen Germany
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    OK that is maybe a good sign. I do not expect it to be easy, just take your time to think things through and make changes as necessary you may well be lucky and remember you still have the option of the repair options on the DVD I have never tried anything like this but they may well work for you

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  2. #12


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    Mac OS X Lion


    Startup Repair cannot repair this computer automatically.
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  3. #13


    Appelhülsen Germany
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    Windows 7 and Windows Developer Dual efi boot


    Is in my limited experience with WDP quite common and not always the truth run it 3 times anyway and see what happens.

    0x0000007B is most probably a driver issue

    I have had an idea, when you installed on another PC WDP will have installed many of the drivers it may be an idea to go back again and uninstall the display adapter, sound drivers, storage controllers and as many chipset drivers "System devices" as you can. then try again.
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  4. #14


    Appelhülsen Germany
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    Windows 7 and Windows Developer Dual efi boot


    As a last resort you could try a reset; Reset Windows 8 I do not know if it will be affected by the RAM limitations, possibly not as WDP is already installed.
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  5. #15


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    Mac OS X Lion


    So, I installed Windows 8 using another PC and inserted the hard drive into the old computer.

    I had a BSoD at startup. Then I tried pressing F8 at startup and it loaded "Prepare System Repair" but in the end I had my second BSoD. (0x0000000A) I also tried booting from the Windows 8 DVD resulting in "Windows failed to start".
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  6. #16


    Appelhülsen Germany
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    Windows 7 and Windows Developer Dual efi boot


    This looks to be a hardware compatibility problem and you may not get past it
    Have a look here; STOP 0x0000000A, 0x000000A, IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL and here; You receive a "Stop 0x0000000A" error message in Windows XP the operating systems are different but the tips given for BIOS or removing hardware are probably going in the right direction.
    It may also be possible that we are barking up the wrong tree and it may be a better option to try to get that extra bit of RAM
    Try googling the BSOD numbers and see what comes back, maybe you will see something that I have missed.
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