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Can't install windows 8 preview

  1. #1

    Posts : 2
    windows 7

    Can't install windows 8 preview

    From the DEV center I downloaded Windows8-ReleasePreview-UpgradeAssistant.exe. I've run this from a physical machine and from a VM and on both platforms I get the same issue. It tries to connect to the internet and then throws up a message: "We can't connect right now - check your internet connection and try again"

    I have a Lan cabled plugged into my system so getting to the internet is not a problem. What can causes this and now do I install this? Does it create a log file anyplace on my system that gives a reason?

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  2. #2

    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello Mgh, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    I would recommend to download the Windows 8 ISO file and use it to create a bootable USB/DVD to use to install with instead.

    You can use it to do either a upgrade or clean install.

    Hope this helps,
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