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Suggested Steps To Take Installing And Setting Up Windows 8

  1. #31


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by azasadny View Post
    Mine did this until I setup the BIOS to "boot from hard drive" as the 1st option (default), then boot from CD/DVD as the 2nd choice with others disabled. It worked for me... Good luck!
    Thanks for the fast reply, indeed i could finish the installation after i disabled the third boot option but the graphics were very damaged i could hardly get to the desktop which looked like it went through a paper shredder and then i managed to install the Nvidia graphics driver, after a reset it wouldn't load the User............ Microsoft seriously screwed this one. the graphic card on that computer is relatively new, released not more than 3 years ago. i cant imagine why Windows 8 would have such serious issues with it.

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  2. #32


    Welcome to EightForums, Star. It's good to have you.

    I'm glad you are making progress. If there's anything else we can help you with, please let us know.

    Thanks, Art, for the solution to the installation problem.
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  3. #33


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Welcome to EightForums, Star. It's good to have you.

    I'm glad you are making progress. If there's anything else we can help you with, please let us know.

    Thanks, Art, for the solution to the installation problem.
    Thanks for the warm welcome ^_^ i'm glad i found you guys.
    About my problem, i gave up trying to install Microsoft Windows 8 on that Nvidia graphic card, there are serious compatibility issues and the installation takes so long. I wasted like 5 hours trying everything. After browsing the internet it has come to my attention that there is a general incompatibility between Windows 8 and some Nvidia Ge-Force graphic cards.

    But don't worry, i wont leave that computer behind on OS technology, it's going to have PcLinusOS dual boot with his old and trusted Windows 7.
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  4. #34


    You're quite welcome, Star. Sorry to hear of your problem with the card. Good luck to you.
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  5. #35


    Wynnum Australia
    Posts : 466
    Windows-10-Pro-Build-11099.rs1-x64


    A) Clean Install Clean Install - Windows 8

    Pros:
    a) Fresh start – no holdovers from previous OS or issues due to bugs in upgrade process.
    c) May be faster than upgrade.
    d) Keeps user files and settings, along with compatible programs and drivers, but installs over a previous version of Windows to 8.
    e) Reduces system configuration time.
    f) Will cost less for a period of time to upgrade to Windows 8 than to custom install.
    g) ?
    Found a bug.

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  6. #36


    Hello, TONSCHUH. Welcome to Windows EightForums. It's good to have you aboard.

    Good eye! Thank you for pointing that out. That certainly doesn't belong there. That's for upgrade. I will correct immediately.
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  7. #37


    Star - Which NVidia card do you have? Do you have the latest driver for it?
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  8. #38


    Wynnum Australia
    Posts : 466
    Windows-10-Pro-Build-11099.rs1-x64


    Thanks @HippsieGypsie !

    I'm happy to be part of this community.
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  9. #39


    Posts : 959
    Windows 8.1, 10


    Apologies if I missed it, but one of the things I'd recommend before starting an installation is taking a good backup. If you're aiming to have a comprehensive checklist then perhaps it should be mentioned?

    There is also (unless anyone knows how to work around it) a "gotcha" for people upgrading Windows XP. I used Windows XP's built-in Backup which I always found very useful to save my files. However I haven't found a way to restore Windows XP backup files from Windows 8.

    So the XP user who relies on Windows XP backup, then does a Clean Install (not that it's very easy, given you seemingly can't "install by creating media", perhaps for this very reason), may have no way to get their files back.
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  10. #40


    Welcome to Windows EightForums, DavidY. It's good to have you aboard.

    No, you didn't miss it. I can't believe we missed it! That's #1 on the list, eh? Thanks for the good suggestion.

    So what your saying is that one would have to manually transfer the files from a XP backup source?
    Last edited by HippsieGypsie; 12 Jan 2013 at 17:57.
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