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Windows 8 installation problems.

  1. #1


    Faisalabad
    Posts : 12
    windows 7 32 bit Windows 8 32 bit Professional

    Windows 8 installation problems.


    i am trying to install windows 8 consumer preview but not succeeding.everytime i tried its says that some important files are missing.i have burned iso 3 times on different new dvds.but still same problem.please help me solve this problem.by the way i have use magic iso and nero burner to burn the iso file.Thanks

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Masoomsahib, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    You might see if creating a bootable Windows 8 installation DVD or USB using the method in the tutorial below may work for you.

    How are you trying to install Windows 8, and in what type of setup (ex: dual boot or by itself)?

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
    Last edited by Brink; 22 May 2012 at 14:21. Reason: typo
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  3. #3


    Posts : 1,851
    8250 x86 + 7 SP1 x86 + Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x86


    In addition to the above, you can check on your bios settings for Plug and Play OS to be enabled or set to yes.

    ASUS boards by factory default are set to no and it causes problems like that when installing Windows.

    Even better is to set Optimized Defaults first, save. Then check Plug and Play OS setting and set to enabled if needed, then save. If you are using an SSD drive, then also set the storage for AHCI mode there and save.

    If you play to keep Windows 7 and that is currently not running in AHCI mode (and you have SSD), don't change that one at all yet. We'll have to do some things to make it all work well.
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  4. #4


    Faisalabad
    Posts : 12
    windows 7 32 bit Windows 8 32 bit Professional


    Thanks both of you for helping me out.@brink i have tried everything you said but still not succeeded.i am trying to do a clean

    installation.i have created a bootable dvd and usb too from the software you said to satisfy myself but same problem.so i

    downloaded a fresh copy again but still same.i gave it to my other friends too and they are facing same.

    @Gman i dont know how to change bios setting and what you really is trying to tell me.its bit confusing.please tell me easy way

    so i can try that too.Thanks
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  5. #5


    Posts : 1,851
    8250 x86 + 7 SP1 x86 + Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x86


    Check the hash of the file you downloaded and compare it to the value shown here: Windows 8 Consumer Preview download links now live - Neowin

    If the hash is not the same, then your download is not well.

    If you use Google, you can find a 3rd party utility to install to check on hashes. I never used this, but it will probably be good: HashCheck Shell Extension

    As for the bios settings, you can check your motherboard owner's manual or the motherboard website which will have a .pdf owner's manual. I can't tell you any better since all bios versions are different. Good luck.
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  6. #6


    Faisalabad
    Posts : 12
    windows 7 32 bit Windows 8 32 bit Professional


    this is the third time i have downloaded windows 8.and this time i have downloaded it from the links you gave me.when i checked the

    hash through the software you mentioned earlier,the checksum is different from mentioned right to links.i m freaking out.!Click image for larger version
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  7. #7


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    8250 x86 + 7 SP1 x86 + Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x86


    It probably has something to do with poor internet connection. I am aware that parts of India are very slow, so I am guessing maybe Pakistan is similar in that regard.

    If that is not the issue, I would definitely uninstall any 3rd party security in safe mode with the special tool. If this is Windows 7 you have now, reboot and install MSE on it then.

    Uninstall all download manager types of software.

    Then try to download again. You might have better luck finding a torrent that claims to be that good hash. I never looked myself at all. If you do find something like that, just check the hash when it completes.

    Good luck.
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  8. #8


    Faisalabad
    Posts : 12
    windows 7 32 bit Windows 8 32 bit Professional


    well we have poor internet connection in Pakistan.

    I have installed MSE.I have find a good torrent thats clams to be good hash but when i downloaded it,still not the same hash.

    Something else??

    Thanks for generous help
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  9. #9


    Sofia
    Posts : 135
    XP, Win7, Win8_Eval


    You can download Win 8 Release Preview ! (32-bit version is 2,43 GB)
    (Consumer Preview is outdated)
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  10. #10


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8 Pro 64 bit


    Hi, greetings from Taiwan!

    I had similar symptoms but the fault was not the Internet. It turned out to be a bad RAM stick that corrupted almost all large file transfers. This was hard to detect because the OS still worked OK, mostly. After I put in new RAM, everything worked!

    I suggest you try to move around a few large files on your system and compare their hashes. (TeraCopy is a good tool to use.)
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