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Windows 8.1 installation failed

  1. #1


    Posts : 187
    Windows 8.1 Pro/ Windows 8 Enterprise

    Windows 8.1 installation failed


    Hi, I am trying to upgrade (or clean install) from Windows 8 Enterprise to Windows 8.1 Pro on an old PC Asus F5V. I have ran Windows 8.1 Upgrade Assistant and it tells that everything is compatible ( ATI catalyst control center and Install manager must be reinstalled and there is a new version of camera driver). I have made a bootable usb device, the Windows logo appeared but the wheel did not appear. After a minute a BSOD appeared: Your computer ran into trouble.... with no error code. What could be the cause?
    Thanks for Your help!

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  2. #2


    Texas
    Posts : 1,022
    Windows 8.1


    You might want to check with Microsoft to see if in fact you can go from Windows Enterprise to Windows Pro. Enterprise is for corporations and ITs.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 187
    Windows 8.1 Pro/ Windows 8 Enterprise


    Update: After I started the Windows 8.1 setup within Windows 8 it installed and the computer need to restart. The Windows logo appeared and the same BSOD. The computer restarted and a message came up that my Windows 8 installation was restored. Now on C drive a new folder showed up named "Boot". Is it safe to delete this folder or not?
    ( P.S. I had bad experience with dual boot Windows 7-8. Deleted Windows 7 and Windows 8 wont boot - need to reinstall)
    Thanks
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  4. #4


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


    To clean install:
    1) Clean the HD Drive, using Step one in this tutorial:
    SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation - Windows 7 Help Forums
    than
    2a) Clean install with the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disk.

    2b) Clean Install - Windows 8

    2c) UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with
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  5. #5


    Posts : 187
    Windows 8.1 Pro/ Windows 8 Enterprise


    Hi, I have tried also with the "Windows 8.1 pro with Update" ISO. The Windows logo appeared and after a 30 seconds the first dot of the circle appeared and again the BSOD but this time in the last moment I saw the error code but the computer restarted too quickly. Is there a way to find the error code since the MiniDump folder in Windows 8 is empty?
    Thanks!
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