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Windows 8.1 Setup On Desktop crashes at 97% with no error

  1. #1


    Posts : 8
    Windows 7(going to 8.1)

    Windows 8.1 Setup On Desktop crashes at 97% with no error


    So basically. I'm trying to install Windows 8.1 Enterprise 32bit on my Windows 7. I launch it. It runs the set up, loading. Gets to 97% and closes with no error. So I thought I'd try the other set up in source folder. Ran that. It opened. Got to Setup is now starting. And then closed with no error. Why is it doing this? It use to work fine. But now it won't.

    See, it gets to here: imgur: the simple image sharer

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  2. #2


    Posts : 8
    Windows 7(going to 8.1)


    Please help. Bump. I'm on Windows 7 Enterprise. It has 3 days remaining. And I want to move to Windows 8.1 enterprise :C But it doesn't seem to be working.. I've redownloaded it twice. But when I launch it from the iso disk drive. It gets to 98% closes with no error. If I launch it from source. It does Setup is copying temporary files... Then Setup is starting then it closes instantly again without error. Help me please
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  3. #3


    Posts : 187
    Windows 8.1 Pro/ Windows 8 Enterprise


    Hi, follow this tutorial Create Bootable USB or DVD with Windows 8 ISO then restart PC and install.

    Good luck, werty
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  4. #4


    Posts : 8
    Windows 7(going to 8.1)


    My Disk Drive does not support disks over the right amount of space which I need to put it on a disc. And I don't have a big enough usb
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  5. #5


    Posts : 8
    Windows 7(going to 8.1)


    Of course, unless you know a way of fitting a 2.74gb file on a 1.93gb USB. It'd be great to know!
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  6. #6


    Posts : 187
    Windows 8.1 Pro/ Windows 8 Enterprise


    Use Windows 8.1 Upgrade Assistant Upgrade to Windows 8.1 from Windows 7 - Windows Help to check if everything is compatible. If some of your programs or drivers are not compatible uninstall them and then proceed with the installation of Windows 8.1.
    ( Probably on C: drive you have the hidden folder "$WINDOWS.~BT" - delete it before you try to install Windows 8.1 )

    Good luck, werty
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  7. #7


    Posts : 8
    Windows 7(going to 8.1)


    Okay I had the $WINDOWS.~BT deleted it. Going to run Upgrade Assistant, restart PC and try again!
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  8. #8


    Posts : 8
    Windows 7(going to 8.1)


    Nothing, I restarted, tried 2 different mounting programs. Deleted the folders. Ran the Upgrade Assistant, it said it would work. But it still crashes at 98% or when you launch the setup and it says Setup is starting
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  9. #9


    Posts : 187
    Windows 8.1 Pro/ Windows 8 Enterprise


    Most probably there is an incompatible driver or software that is preventing the setup from starting or completing the preparation.
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Windows 8.1 Setup On Desktop crashes at 97% with no error
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