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  1. #1


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8 pro

    Windows 8 problems


    I just upgraded to windows 8 pro earlier today from 7 and it was working fine. Then I checked for updates and said there were 5 important updates, so I installed them. I did a restart and it was taking a very long time configuring windows, finally it got to where I put in my password and now it's been at the part where it shows my name and email address and says welcome with the dots spinning for a very long time. Is this normal? I've never had it take this long with past windows OS's.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8 Core


    How long is a "very long time"?

    This very well may be normal for Windows 8 because as I recall...one of the updates was 169MB.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8 pro


    About 45 minutes to an hour.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8 pro


    It had finally got past the welcome screen but now the screen has just been black for about 20 minutes.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8 Core


    So after waiting for 45 minutes, it got past the welcome screen and is now at a black screen?

    If you have the time, I would leave the system on overnight. If it is not remedied in the morning, boot into Recovery Console and use System Restore to undo the changes of the updates.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8 pro


    Well it seems to working now. After it sat awhile I forced a power off, then when I started it up again it said failed to reconfigure windows or something like then it restarted itself and it seems to work fine now.
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  7. #7


    Have a glance through your update history. I think you will find that it tried to update your graphics card and has now back dated it again. (HP?)
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  8. #8


    East Coast, USA
    Posts : 6
    Windows 7 Pro & Windows 8 (Dell OEM)


    Drivers for ATI/AMD Radeon HD 4xxx & below are supposed to be in the install disk, as AMD isn't going to provide support for Windows 8 with those cards. Except for quarterly bug fixes, if needed.

    Only those that are 5xxx & up will still get AMD support.

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