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Setup stops at "Getting files ready for installation"

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64

    Setup stops at "Getting files ready for installation"


    I'm trying to install the Windows 8 Preview x64. I've successfully installed it on my old laptop and a Latitude ST from work, but it won't install on my main PC.

    I go through the setup wizard as normal; no errors. But, when it comes to the actual installing part, it gets stuck on "Getting files ready for installation (12%)". The computer is not frozen at this point - I still have full control of the mouse, and if I eject the DVD setup complains that it's missing. I've left it for an hour and it doesn't progress past 12%.

    Is the 12% significant? Could it be a hardware issue? (my specs should be below)

    Thanks for your help.

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  2. #2


    Earth
    Posts : 106
    Windows 7 Home Premuim x64 & Windows 8 Enterprise RTM x64


    AFAIK the 12% isn't significant. I've found I have better results using a USB. Also, you're ISO may be corrupted. If the USB thing doesn't work, try another ISO.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    SATA 3 drive controllers might be the problem try switching to SATA 2.

    Otherwise, Install onto a different machine, make an image of that - restore image to your main pc.
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  4. #4


    Quote Originally Posted by CreepinJesus View Post
    I'm trying to install the Windows 8 Preview x64. I've successfully installed it on my old laptop and a Latitude ST from work, but it won't install on my main PC.

    I go through the setup wizard as normal; no errors. But, when it comes to the actual installing part, it gets stuck on "Getting files ready for installation (12%)". The computer is not frozen at this point - I still have full control of the mouse, and if I eject the DVD setup complains that it's missing. I've left it for an hour and it doesn't progress past 12%.

    Is the 12% significant? Could it be a hardware issue? (my specs should be below)

    Thanks for your help.

    This is a fairly common problem with Windows 7 as well. Could be corrupt image or something.

    Windows 7 Stuck at 12% install - Microsoft Answers
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  5. #5


    Posts : 2
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64


    Thanks, everyone. I tried booting from USB and it worked without an issue (with the same ISO).
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  6. #6


    Posts : 5
    Win 7, 8


    I downloaded a ISO and it copied over to the USB fine using Ruffus, when I am installing it to the 4th partition (others are the reserved, recovery etc.) while its installing it copy files instantly then the getting files ready part it crashes at 48%. ive tried multiple USB sticks, different ports and whenever i try windows installation media it either has a random "error" or it says after a long time could not create bootable USB. it also pisses me off it doesnt save the ISO to your computer so you dont have to redownload it every god damn time
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  7. #7


    Not sure where your getting your download from but try this Create installation media for Windows 8.1 - Windows Help you will have the option to download the ISO.
    As to USB thumb Drives, I have found that some need to be Cleaned and then formatted Fat 32. This has worked for me on USB Thumb Drives that failed to create recovery media. Size needs to be minimum 4GB since there all the same I usually buy 8GB thumb drives then there are less issues.

    You should be installing to the disk, the install will create all the partitions windows 8 needs to run, boot and restore.
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  8. #8


    Posts : 5
    Win 7, 8


    yes it created them for me (partitions)
    I dont see where to download the ISO and keep it from that page...
    I got my ISO from here - Download Windows 8 Pro ISO 32 Bit / 64 Bit Free
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  9. #9


    Posts : 5
    Win 7, 8


    0x80070570 - I keep getting this error code

    it says its missing required files or ISO may be corrupt
    Last edited by snydes; 12 Aug 2015 at 08:39. Reason: more info
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  10. #10


    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Why didn't you get 8.1 from there?
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