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Win 8 RP won't install- black screen

  1. #1


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    Win 8 RP x64

    Win 8 RP won't install- black screen


    I downloaded RP ISO, burned to a DVD with ImgBurn, and tried to install over Win 7 Pro x64 using the 'Keep programs, setting' option. It goes into install mode (after uninstalling Security Essentials) and reboots a couple of times but never finishes. I wind up with a black screen. Upon resetting, it states that it could not install and would reinstall Windows 7, which it does.

    BIOS is updated.

    Attached it the setupact.log text file.
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  2. #2


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Soon2beexpat, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Where did you get your copy of Windows 8 RP from?
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    Win 8 RP x64


    the Microsoft site
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  4. #4


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    Win 8 RP x64


    I found the problem. I was reading another thread on this forum and the user said that his laptop screen was black but his monitor hooked up via HDMI worked. When I started the upgrade, I had my TV, which is plugged in to my computer via HDMI, turned off. So I turned it on on started the WIN8 disc again. Lo and behold, everything was running on the TV through the HDMI.
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    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted. Thank you for posting back with your findings.
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