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Going in circles when installing win8, b

  1. #1


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    Going in circles when installing win8, b


    Hi there!


    Im installing windows 8 pro on my computer which used to have win 7. I've downloaded the ISO-fie and burnt it on a flash drive. I've rebooted the computer and get to the installation of windows, I get to type in languages and choose if I want to completely refresh it or just update. I chose go completely refresh, I delete the old partions of my SSD but leave the OEM-portions. Then press continue. After that the computer is installing and restarts after which I go through the same process again only with a new partion created.

    Help me me out and I would be this happy!
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    This may or may not help---

    Downloads - Microsoft Windows
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    Windows 8 ... Soon


    No, I've downloaded it already, booted the computer from a flash drive with the file and now I can't move past that stage. It reboots from the flash drive each time it restarts (which it does automatically with the installation....
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    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    what version of software x86 or x64

    and what is on those two HDBR partitions??

    looks like oem win 7 recovery partitions

    You have two disks > what is the rest on disk 1??

    partition selection should be primary
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    64 since that's what I had on win7.

    I don't know what's on there, it came with the computer but I assumed it was something that Fujitsu preinstalled and wouldn't mess with the operating system. Would you delte them as well?

    And yeah apparently I have two disks. When I delte everything (except from the ode) I end up with two discs of "allocated space". Then after "doing the installation" I end up with a part of the selected drive as a partion of a few hundred Mb and the other one with something installed on it. But I keep coming back to that same place
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    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    Do you know if the pc has two drives.?
    Is there any data on the pc you need off of it?

    Right Now your disk partition is a logical - which means it is a partition within a partition

    your picture cuts off after partition 1 on disk 1 - whats the rest of it
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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    @ Klart :

    Take the flash drive out after the first restart:

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    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    Good Thought..... Really GOOD Thought...
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    There's no data on it. And no, I thought it only had one SSD 128 GB.
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    Yea, maybe the old pic was no goo. When I delete everything except from the ode s this is what it looks like. Now I tried once installing it on drive 0 and once on drive 1 and pulling out the flash drive but it says the same thing. I get back to the boot menu:


    Thank you you for helping me out!
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    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    Only one drive you say?? IF SO

    Boot from setup media > at install screen > hit F10 to bring up Command Prompt

    Type> diskpart
    Type> select disk 0
    Type> clean

    close prompt window > continue setup
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