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Windows 8 CP install failure

  1. #1


    Posts : 4
    Windows 7 / 8 x64

    Windows 8 CP install failure - stuck on fish


    I tried to intsall Windows 8 CP on my new PC which was already running Windows 7 Ultimate. The installation was going fine until it rebooted and showed the fish and bubbles screen and then got stuck. I have tried reinstalling, both using the online install as well as the ISO install procedures with the same results.

    Can anyone help?
    Last edited by Saksy; 07 Mar 2012 at 16:35.

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  2. #2


    Palm Coast FLorida
    Posts : 370
    Windows 8 Pro ($39.99 upgrade)


    are you dual booting?, please provide a few more details about your installation.

    thanks
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  3. #3


    Posts : 4
    Windows 7 / 8 x64


    I am trying to :-)
    For now I am basically using Windows 7 but, if I could get Windows 8 to work, I would probably just cross over and use that exclusively. Thanks for the reply.
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  4. #4


    Hi Saksy,
    Do you get any messages? normally the Fish and bubbles show for some time while installing the files from the disk to your hard drive(without any messages).
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  5. #5


    Palm Coast FLorida
    Posts : 370
    Windows 8 Pro ($39.99 upgrade)


    Make sure your computer meets minimum specs, allocate at least 25Gb of space for Windows 8 CP edition.

    try reinstalling and watch for glitches or messages, perhaps it will work the second attempt at an install.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 4
    Windows 7 / 8 x64


    Hi Brummyfan. Unfortunately I didn't get any messages - just the fish and the bubbles for several hours until I decided to give up and reboot.
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    Posts : 4
    Windows 7 / 8 x64


    Hi tcman50. My computer is a brand new i7 3930 with 8GB of RAM and with about 2TB of HD free at the moment.
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  8. #8


    Posts : 3
    Windows 7


    I am getting the exact same thing, i have tried installing from windows 7 and also booting from dvd and USB.
    All i get is the fish and the dots moving in a circle. One time the dots did freeze and then nothing changed for about 40mins so i rebooted.
    I'm running Athlon x4 640, 4gb ram, and have 500+ gb free hdd.
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  9. #9


    Try burning another disk at a lower speed and see whether it helps.
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  10. #10


    Posts : 3
    Windows 7


    I'm downloading the whole thing again and starting from scratch.
    Can you install this from a clean partition or do you need Win 7 to install it from?
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