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Windows Developer Preview 64 bit w/o tools iso?

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    Windows 8 Release Preview Build 8400

    Windows Developer Preview 64 bit w/o tools iso?


    I'm running the Windows Developer Preview 64 bit w/o developer's tools on my computer. I installed it through an iso mounted to a USB flash drive. Now, months later, it says I need to insert the disk to repair Windows. (It froze and when I restarted it said this). I can only download the consumer preview now, rendering me unable to fix it. I want to update to the Consumer Preview on my computer for the purpose of the iso being "corrupt" (missing different files each time) no matter how many times I try to redownload and remount it. If anyone knows of somewhere I can download it or has it saved somewhere and is willing to upload it somewhere, I would greatly appreciate it.

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    Hi,

    Easiest choices of many:

    1) Try booting to safe mode then open an elevated command prompt and run this command to fix it:

    sfc /scannow

    2) Just custom install the Consumer Preview.

    3) If you still have the USB intact, use that to repair.

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    There might be something wrong with your hard drive, because Windows files do not really become corrupted otherwise, causing freezes. (Maybe 3rd party software over-writting but still probably would not freeze.)

    Once you have any operating system up and running, run this command from an elevated prompt:

    chkdsk /r
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  3. #3


    Posts : 21
    Windows 8 Release Preview Build 8400


    I can't boot in safe mode because I can't boot it at all. I've been trying to install the Consumer Preview all day, but it said that it couldn't find install.wim, and I re-downloaded and redid everything, but it still couldn't find that file from the English x64 iso. Is there any other way I could do this than the iso? I'm downloading it on one computer and putting it onto another.
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    8250 x86 + 7 SP1 x86 + Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x86


    Simply make a USB key or DVD with it as Brink shows here:

    https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...eview-iso.html

    If it fails, re-download the .iso and make the USB or DVD again.

    Install.wim is the file that IS ALL of Windows. (Part of the .iso)
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  5. #5


    Posts : 21
    Windows 8 Release Preview Build 8400


    I'm trying it again right now, I've been doing this for the past 9 hours.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 21
    Windows 8 Release Preview Build 8400


    Wow. I just tried the Windows 7 USB/DVD download tool to mount the same image it called invalid earlier and it worked this time. I'm just bewildered. I hope this installs correctly.
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