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Installed okay - Unable to complete Win 8 setup

  1. #1


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    Windows 7

    Installed okay - Unable to complete Win 8 setup


    Installation went fine as a dual boot with Win7. However I have been unable to complete the initial setup. Navigating the screens is a nightmare for selecting options like the wireless connection. Got past that to the screen after entering my email address where it asks for my email password. I can enter everything okay but cannot move out of the password box to the NEXT or Cancel buttons at the bottom of the page.

    Have tried both my wireless and wired keyboards and makes no difference.

    Any ideas on what I am missing or a solution before I just uninstall and wait for the release version?

    Thanks

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  2. #2


    Hi Kevin,
    Welcome to the forums, try "Use Express settings" in step 10, in step 15 select to logon as normal user account from this tutorial:
    Clean Install - Windows 8
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    Posts : 2
    Windows 7


    Thx for the welcome and assist brummyfan - I was able to finish the setup and am using Win8 now - am still not sure what the problem was but discovered I had to use the space bar in order to make progress through some of the screens - the tab, enter and arrow keys would not always do what I expected - in the screenshots you provided, on page 15 - after I highlighted Don't want to log on with a Windows Live ID? - I discovered by accident that to activate that option I had to hit the space bar - it then let me go to Next and took me to page 17 to setup the local account. From there everything else went fine.

    Thanks again
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    Glad to hear that you have W8 up and running, Thanks for letting us know.
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