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Installation stuck at Expanding windows files 98%

  1. #1

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    windows 8

    Installation stuck at Expanding windows files 98%

    I'm trying to install win8 on my pc (hp pavillion g6) which its hdd is completely empty; but it gets stuck on expanding files at 98%
    I'm installing it via dvd
    please help

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  2. #2

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

    Is this a OEM manufacturer's PC with Pre-installed Windows 8?
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  3. #3

    Posts : 56
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 (6.3.9600)

    Try using a different installation medium.

    You can use the Windows 7 USB/DVD download tool to copy your Windows 8 DVD on a USB flash drive and boot and subsequently install from the flash drive.

    You can get the Windows 7 USB/DVD download tool here Microsoft Store
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Installation stuck at Expanding windows files 98%
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