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Windows 8.1 installation taking forever

  1. #1


    Posts : 11
    Windows 8

    Windows 8.1 installation taking forever


    II fail to understand why windows 8.1 is taking forever to install. I removed my third party anti virus and the installation process went by smoothly. I got to the one drive screen and logged on to Windows but so far the screen is blank though I can move the mouse around. Should I reboot or wait?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    Are you upgrading or clean installing? If upgrading, by what method? If clean installing, are you using a retail disc or downloaded ISO? Please provide some additional background information and include your system specs (eg, make/model number of your laptop or desktop).
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  3. #3


    Posts : 11
    Windows 8


    I upgraded via the windows store. I got the message that Windows is being prepared and now there is nothing. I have a dell inspiron 3537 i5 4200 6 gb ram and 750 gb hard drive. I even got to log on with my Hotmail password. .
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  4. #4


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    Ok, thanks for that additional information. Unfortunately, I did an 8.1 clean install so I am not the best person to assist you but I'm sure your additional information will be helpful to the next responder. Good luck to you.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 11
    Windows 8


    Never mind. Got it to work after I disabled the graphic card and added a beta driver.
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