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Installation issues in Windows 8 Release Preview x64

  1. #1


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    Win7

    Installation issues in Windows 8 Release Preview x64


    I had problems during the installation with these files:
    spwizimg.dll
    spwizres.dll
    installprep.exe

    Because they have been downloaded badly and I can not go forward with the installation. Those who have succeeded to install "Windows 8 Release Preview x64 English Version", could pass them to me please?
    they are in the folder "Sources" of "Windows 8 Release Preview x64 English Version" iso file.
    Thanks

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  2. #2


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Why not just download the ISO again and burn a new disk?
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  3. #3


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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Because it is a big download.

    You don't need to bother with that.

    Just apply the install.wim with imagex then run bcdboot command- much faster and more flexible.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 4
    Win7


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Because it is a big download.

    You don't need to bother with that.

    Just apply the install.wim with imagex then run bcdboot command- much faster and more flexible.
    it will work?
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  5. #5


    Portsmouth Hants
    Posts : 772
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Imagex means a big download too - but fortunately you don't even need imagex - use DISM instead - which you don't need to download:

    "For those that are put off by a long download to obtain imagex.exe, it is possible to apply the Windows install.wim image using dism.exe - which is found in your c:\Windows\system32 folder.

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

    this is absolutely equivalent to:

    imagex /apply d:\sources\install.wim 1 t:

    and takes a similar time to apply the image. ~20 min"

    Another means to extract files from a Wim image is using 7-Zip use the 9.27 alpha version on Windows 8 wims, 9.20 seems to fail sometimes
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  6. #6


    Posts : 4
    Win7


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Because it is a big download.

    You don't need to bother with that.

    Just apply the install.wim with imagex then run bcdboot command- much faster and more flexible.
    can you give imagex.exe to me, please?
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  7. #7


    INDIA
    Posts : 148
    Windows 8 RP, Windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by fafhrd View Post
    Imagex means a big download too - but fortunately you don't even need imagex - use DISM instead - which you don't need to download:

    "For those that are put off by a long download to obtain imagex.exe, it is possible to apply the Windows install.wim image using dism.exe - which is found in your c:\Windows\system32 folder.

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

    this is absolutely equivalent to:

    imagex /apply d:\sources\install.wim 1 t:

    and takes a similar time to apply the image. ~20 min"

    Another means to extract files from a Wim image is using 7-Zip use the 9.27 alpha version on Windows 8 wims, 9.20 seems to fail sometimes
    Hi, can you please tell me where to enter that command, while doing a clean install? Many thanks
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  8. #8


    Posts : 4
    Win7


    thanks for all the advices, but nothing to do. It doesn't work. I'm not versed in these things.
    Could you simply pass me those files that I mentioned at the beginning of thread, if you've installed with success win8 RP x64 eng? That would be grateful!
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