Win 8.1 install failure(s)

Maxxbsj

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I have a new laptop pre-loaded with Windows 8 single language and I have been trying to install Win 8.1
I have tried the install from the windows store AND the ISO file install....both have failed. I made sure that one of the windows updates was uninstalled (cant remember the kb, but it was an 8.1 update), I also turned off my AV as directed. Can someone PLEASE help.

Thanx.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 8 single language
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo B590
    CPU
    Intel core i3
    Memory
    4 gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Mobility Radeon X2300
    Internet Speed
    4 mb/s
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    KAV Pure
Hi there
First things.

1) are you doing a Windows UPDATE or installing from new via a downloaded iso.
2) Is the machine set with UEFI BIOS.
3) GPT or MBR disks being used.

The answers to these questions will determine the possible causes of failure you have in installing W8.1.

To see if your machine is UEFI check the BIOS.

To see if a disk is GPT go into command mode and type DISKPART. then LIST DISK and you'll see a little asterix (*) against GPT disks as in my screenshot here.

Cheers
jimbo
 

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  • OS
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1 X LG 40 inch TV
    Hard Drives
    SSD's * 3 (Samsung 840 series) 250 GB
    2 X 3 TB sata
    5 X 1 TB sata
    Internet Speed
    0.12 GB/s (120Mb/s)
Hi Jimbo,

I've tried to go into the bios, but it doesn't go in. Supposed to pess F1 on start up but nothing.

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Thanks
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 8 single language
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo B590
    CPU
    Intel core i3
    Memory
    4 gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Mobility Radeon X2300
    Internet Speed
    4 mb/s
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    KAV Pure
microsoft always recommends to install windows 8.1 from the store(by installing the upgrade related update) but many people prefer clean installation since it's still beta.so we would suggest you to do a clean install.now,when your clean installation failed, exactly what error did it show you.this would expand suggestions regarding the installation.for further info, have a look at the tutorial created by our admin brink.

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/27188-windows-8-1-preview-download-install.html
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 pro with WMC x86 & windows Blue preview x86 with Windows 7 Ultimate SP1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    custom-build PC
    Motherboard
    INTEL DH55PJ MOTHERBOARD
    Browser
    google chrome
    Antivirus
    Kaspersky Pure 3.0
If you do a clean install of Windows 8.1, make sure you order your Recovery DVD's from OEM manufacturer.

You can order the Microsoft official OEM Recovery disks from the OEM manufacturer's website.
Lenovo Support - Home (US)
Click on Parts & Accessories.
 

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  • OS
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Other Info
    Notebooks x 3

    Desktops x 5

    Towers x 4
Isn't 8.1 Beta (at least early one) supposed to work only with English (US) version when upgrading and then the clean install is the only way.?
 

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  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home made
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen7 2700x
    Motherboard
    Asus Prime x470 Pro
    Memory
    16GB Kingston 3600
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus strix 570 OC 4gb
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 960 evo 250GB
    Silicon Power V70 240GB SSD
    WD 1 TB Blue
    WD 2 TB Blue
    Bunch of backup HDDs.
    PSU
    Sharkoon, Silent Storm 660W
    Case
    Raidmax
    Cooling
    CCM Nepton 140xl
    Internet Speed
    40/2 Mbps
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    WD
Hi there
It looks like you've got at least one GPT disk -- to get into the Bios it's usually something like DEL / F2 / F8 or whatever -- hit the relevant key as soon as you power on the machine. See the manual / google for BIOS for your machine type.

Cheers
jimbo
 

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  • OS
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1 X LG 40 inch TV
    Hard Drives
    SSD's * 3 (Samsung 840 series) 250 GB
    2 X 3 TB sata
    5 X 1 TB sata
    Internet Speed
    0.12 GB/s (120Mb/s)
Hi J,

will try in a min. What exactly is EUFI and GPT? Sorry, don't know all the tech jargon.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 8 single language
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo B590
    CPU
    Intel core i3
    Memory
    4 gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Mobility Radeon X2300
    Internet Speed
    4 mb/s
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    KAV Pure
Hi Jimbo,

I've tried to go into the bios, but it doesn't go in. Supposed to pess F1 on start up but nothing.

Many have said that: gets fixed if you are really fast; the startup of BIOS usually has 0sec time delay so all key presses need to be instantly on boot when things are shown on screen.


Yes it's UEFI because factory settings install the OS on disk0, which is GPT.

Still don't see where the OS is in the screenshot, but:
GPT on OS disk means UEFI boot.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 10 x64
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy DV6 7250
    CPU
    Intel i7-3630QM
    Motherboard
    HP, Intel HM77 Express Chipset
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD4000 + Nvidia Geforce 630M
    Sound Card
    IDT HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6' built-in + Samsung S22D300 + 17.3' LG Phillips
    Screen Resolution
    multiple resolutions
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 250GB + Hitachi HDD 750GB
    PSU
    120W adapter
    Case
    small
    Cooling
    laptop cooling pad
    Keyboard
    Backlit built-in + big one in USB
    Mouse
    SteelSeries Sensei
    Internet Speed
    slow and steady
    Browser
    Chromium, Pale Moon, Firefox Developer Edition
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    That's basically it.
Hi J,

will try in a min. What exactly is EUFI and GPT? Sorry, don't know all the tech jargon.

Here is a wiki page about both... Unified Extensible Firmware Interface - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

But , basically , EUFI is a more modern hardware Operating System for booting up and controlling your PC architecture , if has big advantages over the older system (BIOS) , GPT is a newer way (supported by EUFI enabled motherboards) of partitioning/controlling hard disks.

Both of which remove some limitations from memory access limits on boot up and partition/disk sizes amongst other things.
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Memory
    6 GB
    Screen Resolution
    1280 x 1024
    Hard Drives
    12 TB in 6 disks
    PSU
    TX650
    Keyboard
    G15
    Mouse
    Intellimouse 3.0
    Internet Speed
    100 Mbits
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Trend Micro
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