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Solved Can't install Windows 8


BCXtreme

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Hey everyone!

Wow, I've been gone a long time. I guess college will do that to a person. But with the Windows 8 Developer Preview out, it's time to be on the bleeding edge once again, and my computer is resisting. The OS appears to install just fine, but when I boot into the setup on the hard drive (after it's done with the DVD), it says that the installer cannot configure Windows to work with my computer's hardware, and restarts the system. System specs are as listed.

Anything jump out at anyone??
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7 Professional x64
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Alienware M17x-R3
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-2720QM @2.20GHz
    Memory
    16.00GB DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M w/1.5GB RAM
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17" 3D widescreen
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1200
    Hard Drives
    1.5TB RAID 0 (750GB x 2)

Britton30

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Not sure, but it may not like a RAID setup. From what I've read here in the Developer8 threads is good luck is had with a separate physical drive or in a VM, VBox seems to be the choice.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 7 Ult X64 SP1
    System Manufacturer/Model
    H.A.L. 2000
    CPU
    i5-2550K @ 4.4GHz, today
    Motherboard
    ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3
    Memory
    16GB GSkill Sniper 2133 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS GeForce 650Ti Boost
    Sound Card
    Realtech onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung P2570HD
    Screen Resolution
    1920X1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 840 PRO OS, Seagate Constellation 500GB, Users
    PSU
    Corsair HX650W
    Case
    Inwin Dragon Rider
    Cooling
    120mm X4 case fans 3 intake, 1 exhaust , 120mm X2 CPU cooler fan
    Keyboard
    some old Dell I found
    Mouse
    steelseries Sensei
    Internet Speed
    50Mbs/11Mbs
    Browser
    IE11, Pale Moon, Opera
    Antivirus
    NIS 2013
    Other Info
    LG BluRay BD/RE, DVD/RW, front panel w/USB, eSATA, Audio, multi-card reader, Mr Fusion generator

mikedl

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I didn't have any problem repartitioning my Win 7 drive to allow a partition for the DP install. I did the same thing prior with the 7989 Win 8 leak. I uninstalled it (the 7989 leak) without issues (reformatted the partition) and then installed Win 8 8102 on the same partition.

I've already "refreshed" it once to get back the Win 8 OS choice screen and everything still works fine.

Although, it did take a while to get back to where I was before the "refresh" just so I could get the Win 8 OS choice screen again after I rearranged the default OS selection in the Troubleshooting options and was left with the old Win 7 OS selection screen on boot up.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8, x64, DP8102 - Win7 Ultimate x64, Dual Boot
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Toshiba
    CPU
    Core 2 Duo T5500
    Motherboard
    Intel
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel 965
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Laptop 17", Gateway 20"
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900 (x2)

BCXtreme

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Not sure, but it may not like a RAID setup. From what I've read here in the Developer8 threads is good luck is had with a separate physical drive or in a VM, VBox seems to be the choice.
I'm not satisfied with Windows 8's performance in VirtualBox, I want to be able to test it where it can take advantage of my full system resources. It seems like a gross oversight to make a public OS release that does not support RAID, but if this is the case, might this be solved by installing/booting Windows 8 on a Virtual Hard Disk (VHD) on the physical machine?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7 Professional x64
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Alienware M17x-R3
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-2720QM @2.20GHz
    Memory
    16.00GB DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M w/1.5GB RAM
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17" 3D widescreen
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1200
    Hard Drives
    1.5TB RAID 0 (750GB x 2)

Lee

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BCXtreme, this is not a public release, it is a Developer release. We should see a huge improvement when the first real Beta, and then the Public Beta are finally released.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 8, (VM win7, XP, Vista)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion p1423w
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 3330 Ivy Bridge
    Motherboard
    Foxconn - 2ADA Ivy Brige
    Memory
    16 GB 1066MHz DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD 5450
    Sound Card
    HD Realteck (Onboard)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Mitsubishi LED TV/Montior HD, Dell 23 HD, Hanspree 25" HD
    Screen Resolution
    Mit. 1980-1080, Dell 2048-115, Hanspree 1920-10802
    Hard Drives
    1 SanDisk 240Gig SSD, 2 Samsung 512Gig SSDs
    Case
    Tower
    Cooling
    Original (Fans)
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Keyboard 2000
    Mouse
    Microsoft Optical Mouse 5000
    Internet Speed
    1.3 (350 to 1024 if lucky)
    Browser
    Firefox 19.1
    Antivirus
    MSE-Defender

BCXtreme

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Not sure, but it may not like a RAID setup. From what I've read here in the Developer8 threads is good luck is had with a separate physical drive or in a VM, VBox seems to be the choice.
I'm not satisfied with Windows 8's performance in VirtualBox, I want to be able to test it where it can take advantage of my full system resources. It seems like a gross oversight to make a public OS release that does not support RAID, but if this is the case, might this be solved by installing/booting Windows 8 on a Virtual Hard Disk (VHD) on the physical machine?
This solution worked for me (installing Windows 8 on a VHD and then booting the physical computer from the VHD).

BCXtreme, this is not a public release, it is a Developer release. We should see a huge improvement when the first real Beta, and then the Public Beta are finally released.
I am aware that it is a developer release. And if I had to guess, I would say RAID setups are more common among developers and power users than among the general public.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7 Professional x64
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Alienware M17x-R3
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-2720QM @2.20GHz
    Memory
    16.00GB DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M w/1.5GB RAM
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17" 3D widescreen
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1200
    Hard Drives
    1.5TB RAID 0 (750GB x 2)

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