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Setup cannot continue due to a corrupted installation file

amrkhatab

New Member
Hello everyone,

Hope you are doing well, I bought a new HP laptop, I format the hard disk because it containing only two partitions the first partition consuming all space and the other partition for the recovery, then I format the hard disk and I tried to make a new spaces and install windows but it cannot,

This message appear to me every time I try to install windows,

"Setup cannot continue due to a corrupted installation file. Contact the vendor of your windows installation disc or your system administrator for assistance"

please note that I try to boot by USB and DVD and in both methods same message appeared.

kindly help me, I'm unable to open windows because hard disk formatted.

I'm waiting for your kind response.

Thanks,
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    8.1

TrustMe

Member
Member
You can download Windows 8.1 from here. Burn a new DVD or place it on a USB flash drive and try installing again. Make sure you install the same version of Windows that your new computer came with (Home or Pro). If you install a different version it will not activate. If you use the correct version, it will not ask for a key, it will automatically read the one in the BIOS.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro

amrkhatab

New Member
You can download Windows 8.1 from here. Burn a new DVD or place it on a USB flash drive and try installing again. Make sure you install the same version of Windows that your new computer came with (Home or Pro). If you install a different version it will not activate. If you use the correct version, it will not ask for a key, it will automatically read the one in the BIOS.


Thanks for your kind reply,

How can I know the version of windows which came with laptop is there any way to know it, please update me,

Many thanks,
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    8.1

amrkhatab

New Member
Thanks for your kind response,

I want to mention that I cannot access my laptop because there is no windows installed on it, so I want to know how can I know the version of the windows installed before, is ShowKeyPlus will make me able to know that by startup?

If not is there any other similar bootable software that make me able to know the version installed.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    8.1

amrkhatab

New Member
Thanks for your reply.

I did the previous steps and I get this message " OME KEY" it is containing keys like windows keys, and " OME Edition" : Win8.1 RTM CoreSingleLanguage OEM:DM,

where can I download this Win8.1 RTM CoreSingleLanguage OEM:DM, please help.

Thanks in advance for your assistance,
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    8.1

amrkhatab

New Member
Thanks for your reply, please note that there is no data in hard disk due to format process I did before , so how can I download this windows and this tool need internet connection to download the version which is previously installed.

if there is other method can you explain how can I download it.

Many thanks,

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    8.1

TrustMe

Member
Member
[EDIT] I just thought of it. You can use Kyhi's Windows 10 Recovery Tools to go on the internet and download Windows 8.1 Single Language.

I don't know any other method of downloading Windows 8.1 without a working computer. Do you have a copy of Windows 7? You can temporarily install that just to download Windows 8.1.

Do you have any family members or friends that will let you download Windows? Do any of them have a copy of Windows 7 or 10 you can borrow?

The last thing I would suggest is to check with your local computer repair shop. See if they will make you a copy of Windows 8.1. Tell them you don't need a key, that would be much more expensive. You could also check eBay. I found a DVD with all versions of Windows 8.1, 64 and 32 bit for $5.89. US.

eBay Windows 8.1 DVD all versions
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro

Ahmed Atef

New Member

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Inspiron 5521
    CPU
    Core i7
    Motherboard
    Intel
    Memory
    16
    Graphics Card(s)
    Amd
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Kaspersky

TechnoMage

Active Member
Power User
Just curious.... isn't there a sticker on the bottom of the Laptop, with the Windows version and Lic Key on it?

:cool:
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win-8.1/Pro/64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Acer X-1200
    CPU
    AMD 2 Core
    Motherboard
    Acer
    Memory
    Crucial, 4GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDEA GeForce 9200
    Sound Card
    On Board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    24" Acer
    Hard Drives
    Sandisk, SSD 500GB
    PSU
    Acer
    Case
    SFF Slimline
    Keyboard
    emachines 101 key
    Mouse
    Logitech Wireless
    Internet Speed
    5 Meg
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    Using Classic Shell on Win-8.1 /pro/64

Ahmed Atef

New Member
Just curious.... isn't there a sticker on the bottom of the Laptop, with the Windows version and Lic Key on it?

:cool:

Thank you, solved by UEFI boot.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Inspiron 5521
    CPU
    Core i7
    Motherboard
    Intel
    Memory
    16
    Graphics Card(s)
    Amd
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Kaspersky
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