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Please help, I'm unable to install Windows 8 CP

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    Please help, I'm unable to install Windows 8 CP


    Hi!

    Ever since wednesday and the release of the consumer preview have I struggled with getting windows 8 installed. My setup is a Acer Aspisre 6930 with 2 drive bays, I have one SSD of 120GB with my Win7 on it and one HDD with other data and now also a partition of 62GB which I have tried to install Win 8 onto, among other attempts and locations.

    Firstly I downloaded the ISO and made a bootable USB, booted from it, or rather tried, but got the message that has followed me throughout these days: BOOTMGR IMAGE IS CORRUPT

    As I'm no noob, no major noob a least, I understood that the download could have been corrupted, re-downloaded using both normal download and the win 8 setup downloader that microsoft presented with this release. No luck boooting from USB or from DVD, I get the same message every time. I have tried several different combinations of iso-files, dvds and 3 different USB-sticks.

    So I have tried other things, like installing from within Win7, and over Win7 which led to that I managed to format my disk and I had no OS at some point, and no usable recovery image, tho I'm back at Win7 on my SSD now, with a working recovery image.

    When I manage to get the installation going of win 8, it goes to the point or restart and then gives me the message I now hate more than anything: BOOTMGR IMAGE IS CORRUPT

    Can anybody help me here? Do you need any additional information then I'll provide it quick.... Please help, I would like to install Win 8 on my SSD, but I can live with a dual boot as well....

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    Anyone? This really bugs me, would so much like to run win 8
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    Question, what did you use to make a bootable USB drive or disk?
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    The windows 7 usb dvd tool, the one reccomended on the microsoft site
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    Windows 8 CP


    Quote Originally Posted by simongis View Post
    The windows 7 usb dvd tool, the one reccomended on the microsoft site
    I also used that and can confirm it works.
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    Yes I think it worked for most people. Might be something wrong with the iso's, so i am about to finish a torrent download of the iso now and going to check the hash sum to be sure that it is correct.
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    Quote Originally Posted by simongis View Post
    Yes I think it worked for most people. Might be something wrong with the iso's, so i am about to finish a torrent download of the iso now and going to check the hash sum to be sure that it is correct.
    I would try that, I got my copy from a torrent because downloading it from the Microsoft site would had taken the rest of this decade!
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    Quote Originally Posted by simongis View Post
    Yes I think it worked for most people. Might be something wrong with the iso's, so i am about to finish a torrent download of the iso now and going to check the hash sum to be sure that it is correct.
    Yep, good idea. Let us know how it goes.

    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by simongis View Post
    Yes I think it worked for most people. Might be something wrong with the iso's, so i am about to finish a torrent download of the iso now and going to check the hash sum to be sure that it is correct.
    I would try that, I got my copy from a torrent because downloading it from the Microsoft site would had taken the rest of this decade!
    Guess I was lucky, took me 4.5 hours only to download, not bad considering our DSL speed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie1551 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by simongis View Post
    Yes I think it worked for most people. Might be something wrong with the iso's, so i am about to finish a torrent download of the iso now and going to check the hash sum to be sure that it is correct.
    Yep, good idea. Let us know how it goes.

    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by simongis View Post
    Yes I think it worked for most people. Might be something wrong with the iso's, so i am about to finish a torrent download of the iso now and going to check the hash sum to be sure that it is correct.
    I would try that, I got my copy from a torrent because downloading it from the Microsoft site would had taken the rest of this decade!
    Guess I was lucky, took me 4.5 hours only to download, not bad considering our DSL speed.
    I took be about.................two hours via torrent?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie1551 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by simongis View Post
    Yes I think it worked for most people. Might be something wrong with the iso's, so i am about to finish a torrent download of the iso now and going to check the hash sum to be sure that it is correct.
    Yep, good idea. Let us know how it goes.

    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    I would try that, I got my copy from a torrent because downloading it from the Microsoft site would had taken the rest of this decade!
    Guess I was lucky, took me 4.5 hours only to download, not bad considering our DSL speed.
    I took be about.................two hours via torrent?
    Wish our internet was that fast, anything that big under 8 hours is great. It really sucks lol
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