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Solved Release Preview Installer Not Working


MrAustinFTW

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#1
It's infinitely continuing the "checking apps and devices" part of the compatibility check. I haven't been able to run many program installations either since I installed the Consumer Preview. I was excited to get rid of it for the Release Preview, but then it happened again. I'm going to probably use the ISO like I did for the Consumer Preview (My computer which had been running Developer's Preview was asking for the disk to fix the installation, and when I went to download the setup again, hoping it would work, I found that the newer version was out, so I HAD to use the ISO). I guess I've been forced into it again, but the download's taking a while, so meanwhile, does anyone know how I can get the Installer to work? :confused:
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Release Preview Build 8400
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Dv7 6165us
    CPU
    AMD A8-3500M 1.5GHz
    Memory
    6GB DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon HD 8750M; AMD Radeon HD 6620G
    Screen Resolution
    1600x900
    Hard Drives
    Hitachi HTS547564A9E384 640 GB
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless mouse-a few years old
#2
Welcome to EightForums Sir MrAustinFTW

With regards to ISO installation, EightForums can suggest you the following;
* http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/2299-clean-install-windows-8-a.html (I suggest you this)
* http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/5349-windows-8-go-setup-usb-flash-drive-usb-disk.html
* http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/2234-upgrade-install-windows-7-vista-windows-8-a.html

Most of us here Win8 RP is working but we need to take risk for drivers that are (later version) might not work as we expected. Even I, got some issues with my driver and to take considerations that will RUN only in Win7 OS. Platform of x32 or x64 is another one to give attention and might not work as well.

However, try the guide we suggest and let us know what is the out come of the installation. :)
 
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    8 Release Preview, 7 Home Premium
    System Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS K53SJ Notebook
    CPU
    CPU @ 2.10GHz
    Motherboard
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2310M Processor
    Memory
    DDR3 1333 MHz SDRAM, 2 x SO-DIMM socket for expansion up to 8 G SDRAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 520M with 1GB DDR3 VRAM
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6" 16:9 HD (1366x768) LED Backlight
    Hard Drives
    500GB 5400rpm/7200rpm
    Case
    Aluminum Blue
    Keyboard
    Built in
    Mouse
    HP 2.4 GHz Wireless Optical Mobile Mouse
    Other Info
    Qualcomm Atheros AR9002WB-1NG Wireless Network Adapter
    Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
    Microsoft Wi-Fi Direct Virtual Adapter
    Bluetooth Device (Personal Area Network)

MrAustinFTW

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#3
I tried to do an install using the iso, thinking that I'd be able to keep my files in Windows.old, but I was not, so I must wait until I get an external hard drive. le sigh :(

I do know how to install with an iso. As I said, I've done it before. I could have installed it, but, obviously, I don't want 600 GB of Personal files to be deleted.

Edit:

What is this part?:
"Most of us here Win8 RP is working but we need to take risk for drivers that are (later version) might not work as we expected. Even I, got some issues with my driver and to take considerations that will RUN only in Win7 OS. Platform of x32 or x64 is another one to give attention and might not work as well."
It made no grammatical sense, and therefore no sense.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Release Preview Build 8400
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Dv7 6165us
    CPU
    AMD A8-3500M 1.5GHz
    Memory
    6GB DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon HD 8750M; AMD Radeon HD 6620G
    Screen Resolution
    1600x900
    Hard Drives
    Hitachi HTS547564A9E384 640 GB
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless mouse-a few years old
#4
Yes, you can still get it.

  • Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, tap Search (or if you're using a mouse, point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and then click Search), enter Computer in the search box, tap or click Apps, and then tap or click Computer.
  • Double-tap or double-click the drive that Windows is installed on (typically, the C: drive).
  • Double-tap or double-click the Windows.old folder.
  • Double-tap or double-click the Users folder.
  • Double-tap or double-click your user name.
  • Open the folders that contain the files you want to retrieve. For example, to retrieve files in the Documents library, double-click Documents.
  • Copy and paste the files that you want from each folder to a folder in Windows 8 Release Preview.
  • Repeat steps 5-7 for each user account on your computer.
source Windows 8 Release Preview: frequently asked questions
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    8 Release Preview, 7 Home Premium
    System Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS K53SJ Notebook
    CPU
    CPU @ 2.10GHz
    Motherboard
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2310M Processor
    Memory
    DDR3 1333 MHz SDRAM, 2 x SO-DIMM socket for expansion up to 8 G SDRAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 520M with 1GB DDR3 VRAM
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6" 16:9 HD (1366x768) LED Backlight
    Hard Drives
    500GB 5400rpm/7200rpm
    Case
    Aluminum Blue
    Keyboard
    Built in
    Mouse
    HP 2.4 GHz Wireless Optical Mobile Mouse
    Other Info
    Qualcomm Atheros AR9002WB-1NG Wireless Network Adapter
    Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
    Microsoft Wi-Fi Direct Virtual Adapter
    Bluetooth Device (Personal Area Network)

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