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  1. #1


    Posts : 16
    Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate /32bits

    Installation problem


    Hi eightforums,
    i'm trying to install win8 from bootable DVD into a new partition with 20GB vhd. Dual-booting it with win7, but its getting struct at "Devices getting ready 8%".

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    please help me...

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  2. #2


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


    Hi,

    Why bother at all with VHD in this scenario? Simply install normally to the new partition you already made. 20 GB should be fine for x64, but I'd make it at least 30-40 GB.

    If installing x86, slightly less is alright. Recommend to go x86 with your hardware.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 16
    Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate /32bits


    Hi Gman,
    created new partition with 20 GB and installing it., its repeating same issue..
    and thanks for reply...
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  4. #4


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


    Sure thing, you're welcome.

    Is this an ASUS motherboard?

    You can type msinfo32 in the Start menu then press Enter. File | save on the opened screen. In Windows Explorer now, right click the saved file and choose Send To>>>Compress (Zip) folder. Attach the zip made to a new post. Maybe there are some clues to see or something. I dunno.

    Please also attach a screenshot of Disk Management of Windows 7.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 16
    Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate /32bits


    Hi Gman,
    Its getting struck whenever i save msifo32..
    so i attached screenshots of system info and disk mgmt..
    pls check.
    Sorry for delay..
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  6. #6


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


    Format H: to NTFS quick in Disk Management.

    Convert H: to a Primary partition. Use Acronis Disk Director or GParted live.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 16
    Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate /32bits


    formatted to NTFS quick.
    How to convert
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  8. #8


    Posts : 16
    Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate /32bits


    ok.. installing Acronis Disk Director
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  9. #9


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    8250 x86 + 7 SP1 x86 + Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x86
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  10. #10


    Posts : 16
    Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate /32bits


    ok Gman,
    I've converted H: to primary using Acronis Disk Director.. what shld i do next??
    reply me when u r free.. coz i know i'm here in India, its 4.40 pm here.. u dr could in at 7 am..

    thank you..
    Last edited by kanoj; 24 May 2012 at 08:51.
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