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Error when booting into windows 8

  1. #11


    Portsmouth Hants
    Posts : 772
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Chris - exactly how are you installing Windows 8 onto your Asus netbook?

    The Asus comes with Windows 7 Starter - are you just running the installation as an upgrade from a downloaded .iso, or using a USB with the install setup installed on it?

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  2. #12


    Posts : 8
    Windows 7


    I am upgrading using the upgrade assistant from the Microsoft website!

    Thanks

    Chris
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  3. #13


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    If you 'upgrade', you better image the OS that is on the system right now because it will be lost. And maybe you want to go back to it if you decide that Windows 8 is not all that great.
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  4. #14


    Portsmouth Hants
    Posts : 772
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    ok, it does not work that way, I think everyone will agree. Time to do it a different way. Go and download the .iso and we'll work from there.
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  5. #15


    Portsmouth Hants
    Posts : 772
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Another question - is the netbook still working OK? Have all the failed upgrades rolled back to leave you with an undamaged Windows 7 system?
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  6. #16


    Portsmouth Hants
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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Assuming you have the iso file downloaded onto the netbook, you might wish to keep the Windows 7 system it has already for the time being, in case Windows 8 is unworkable.

    Because of screen resolution, Metro does not work well on netbooks.

    You either need a USB external disk - a hard disk or reasonably fast Thumbdrive of greater than 16GB - a 16GB SanDisk Cruzer blade is workable - OR you need to make a partition on your hard drive of size greater than 20 GB.

    Do this from Windows 7 on the netbook:

    Assuming partitioning is needed, search diskmgmt.msc to open the disk management console

    I don't know how your ASUS is set up, but there will probably be a hidden recovery partition of about 13 GB, an System Reserved partition of about 100MB, and a main Windows 7 boot partition filling the remainder of the 320GB disk.

    If it is like this you need to shrink the main partition - select it, and right click and shrink volume - you need to shrink space by about 24000MB to give a working size for Windows 8 - create an extended partition and a logical partition within that for your new installation. This needs to be formatted to NTFS and given a drive letter.

    ISO files are not mounted natively by Windows 7 - you may need to get something like Elby CloneDrive elby Free Software to enable you to mount the Windows 8 Install iso on the netbook as a BD_ROM drive.

    Once Mounted, the important file is in the \sources folder called install.wim

    The following is done from an elevated command prompt

    For this example the BD_ROM Drive letter is d: and the Drive you plan to install windows 8 on is T:

    dism /apply-image /imagefile:d:\sources\install.wim /index:1 /applydir:T:\

    On a hard disk the time is about 20 minutes, on a thumbdrive, over an hour is normal.

    Once the application reaches 100% successfully and returns to the command prompt, type

    bcdboot T:\Windows /s c:

    This adds an entry to the Windows 7 boot manager to dual boot to windows 8 - text mode boot menu - best not to change to the Windows 8 boot manager yet.
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  7. #17


    Australia
    Posts : 13
    Windows 7 and Windows 8 CP


    This is an interesting problem...

    Tell us if the VM system works, because I suspect a bad disc...
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  8. #18


    Posts : 1
    Windows 7 and XP


    I got problem downloading YM, and other softwares... its restarts automatically
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  9. #19


    Posts : 8
    Windows 7


    Doesn't work on vm. it says I need things on that are in my bios but they actually aren't on my bios at all so I can't do it looks like I will have to wait until the proper version comes out!! :'(
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  10. #20


    City of Burj Khalifah
    Posts : 273
    8 Release Preview, 7 Home Premium


    Quote Originally Posted by foxdie888 View Post
    I got problem downloading YM, and other softwares... its restarts automatically
    Sorry to interrupt.

    Can you give us idea how did you install the W8!?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chrisallen1275 View Post
    Doesn't work on vm. it says I need things on that are in my bios but they actually aren't on my bios at all so I can't do it looks like I will have to wait until the proper version comes out!! :'(
    You need to update the BIOS of the netbook that will support the W8. This issue has a thread in Windows 8 NEWS.
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