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tried so far 3 times, no install

  1. #1

    tried so far 3 times, no install


    hi there anyone,

    Trying to install windows 8 consumer preview on very common harware.

    Phneom II X4 3.2gz, 8800gtx, 4gb ram and 320gb green WD HD with asrock mobo.

    I made DVD from ISO, started install and came back to computer this morning showing it could not install, but no error
    of any kind, that it put back windows 7.

    I chose 'leave nothing' instead of keep files /programs, but still nadda.

    Any idea why this is no error ?

    I used cheksum, and it came back fine for my 64bit english version.

    THanks for any help with this.

    nl

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Sofia
    Posts : 135
    XP, Win7, Win8_Eval


    If you startup from HDD what happens ?
    Please be more specific.

    Did you have Windows 7 and installed Windows 8 over it ?
    Did you create a separate partition for Windows 8 installation ?

    Can you post screenshots ? If yes:
    type on command prompt bcdedit and post output.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Hi there and thx for reply,

    I think upgrading from windows 7 was the deal breaker,so I backup up all files onto laptop by network connection ( xp pro), and reformmed, and all went smooth.

    Go fig.

    cheers
    nl



    Quote Originally Posted by boyans View Post
    If you startup from HDD what happens ?
    Please be more specific.

    Did you have Windows 7 and installed Windows 8 over it ?
    Did you create a separate partition for Windows 8 installation ?

    Can you post screenshots ? If yes:
    type on command prompt bcdedit and post output.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

tried so far 3 times, no install
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