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Windows 8 Release Preview Installation Problems!


ZervR

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I have tried everything to install Windows 8 Release Preview onto my PC and it freezes at the end when it boots up on the last stage, and stays there.

I have tried to full format my HDD and nearly everything to try install it, still nothing working.
Im not 100% sure but could it be the PC it-self? Windows 7 also refuses to install, XP is the only one that works for me.

I have tried using only 2 sticks of RAM, using one HDD.

I really dont want to be stuck on XP, I heard that Windows 8 was coming out October 26 for $40 upgrade so im not sure if that will work even!

Please respond.
 

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Kevin Ismail

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To help you rule out the problem please fill your exact system specs on the lower left of your post. Or you can fill it thru your user CP.

KEvin
 

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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
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    Home Built system
    CPU
    Core i5
    Motherboard
    Intel DH55PJ
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI 4650
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    Realtek HD Integrated
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    LG Flatron L1742S; LG Flatron 19"; Samsung TV 48"
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    1280:1024; 1366:768;1920:1080
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    SSD 256 GB
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alikhan

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I have tried everything to install Windows 8 Release Preview onto my PC and it freezes at the end when it boots up on the last stage, and stays there.

I have tried to full format my HDD and nearly everything to try install it, still nothing working.
Im not 100% sure but could it be the PC it-self? Windows 7 also refuses to install, XP is the only one that works for me.

I have tried using only 2 sticks of RAM, using one HDD.

I really dont want to be stuck on XP, I heard that Windows 8 was coming out October 26 for $40 upgrade so im not sure if that will work even!

Please respond.
Seems like you are running low on minimum requirement needed to install OS.
What are your system specs?
 

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    Windows 7 64 bit & Windows 8
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Self Assembled
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 930
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA X58A UD7
    Memory
    Gskill 2x3 GB of Ram
    Graphics Card(s)
    Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 5870
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung Monitor ( single ) 20"
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    1600 X 900
    Hard Drives
    Seagate 1 TB Barracuda
    PSU
    Cooler Master GX650 W
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    Cooler Master 690 II plus
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    Intel Stock Cooler
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    Logitech G15 gaming keyboard
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    Logitech MX518
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    3.1 Mbps Wireless Internet Modem [ Photon ]
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ZervR

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Im sure im not running low on requirements but I dont know the exact specs, its a custom built PC and my dad built it 1 year ago. I do all my Graphics work on it, and it runs smoothly with even all my programs open.
 

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HippsieGypsie

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Control Panel -> System. Gives you system specs. Please specify. Thanks.
 

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    8.1 Pro X64
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    Acer T690
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    Intel Pentium D Dual Core
    Motherboard
    Acer/Intel E946GZ
    Memory
    2GB (max upgrade)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3000 - PCI Express x16
    Sound Card
    Integrated RealTek ALC888 high-definition audio with 7.1 channel audio support
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer AL1917W A LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1440 X 900
    Hard Drives
    350 GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.10
    Thumb drives
    PSU
    Standard 250 watt
    Case
    Desktop 7.2" (183mm) W x 17.5" (445mm) L x 14.5"
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    Dual case fans + CPU fan
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    Acer Windows PS/2
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    Wireless Microsoft Arc
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Without knowing your spec it is uneasy to offer you any possible solution. :(
But you might want to check out with BIOS setting if it has explicit setting for XP or Vista(else) as some model have it. Win 8 will install on many old machines. Considering yours is said only 1 year old, then there should be anything in the BIOS that prevent it from install.
Did you already try resetting BIOS to default setting?

Kevin.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home Built system
    CPU
    Core i5
    Motherboard
    Intel DH55PJ
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI 4650
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Integrated
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG Flatron L1742S; LG Flatron 19"; Samsung TV 48"
    Screen Resolution
    1280:1024; 1366:768;1920:1080
    Hard Drives
    SSD 256 GB
    Seagate Barracuda 500 GB
    WDC 1 TB
    PSU
    Power
    Case
    Simbadda
    Cooling
    Conventional
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wireless
    Mouse
    Logitech Wireless
    Internet Speed
    1.4 MBPS
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    External HDD WDC 2 TB
    Dial Up Modem Huawei
    Home-made Home Theater

Kevin Ismail

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That spec is for sure has no problem with Win 8. What motherboard do you have?
You can start by first resetting BIOS to default setting, then see if the installation disk run into boot process. Sure if you have any valuable data you then need to back it up first.
Post back the result.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home Built system
    CPU
    Core i5
    Motherboard
    Intel DH55PJ
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI 4650
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Integrated
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG Flatron L1742S; LG Flatron 19"; Samsung TV 48"
    Screen Resolution
    1280:1024; 1366:768;1920:1080
    Hard Drives
    SSD 256 GB
    Seagate Barracuda 500 GB
    WDC 1 TB
    PSU
    Power
    Case
    Simbadda
    Cooling
    Conventional
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wireless
    Mouse
    Logitech Wireless
    Internet Speed
    1.4 MBPS
    Other Info
    External HDD WDC 2 TB
    Dial Up Modem Huawei
    Home-made Home Theater

HippsieGypsie

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#9
Specs as requested:

Intel (R) Core (TM) 2 Quad CPU
Q6600 @ 2.40GHz
2.40GHz, 4.00GB of RAM
First off -> Welcome to EightForums, ZervR. :)

Thanks for the specs, but please fill that out in your profile if you have not done so and, of course, if you so choose. It is handy for those who want to help.

Good suggestion Kevin!

Also, ZervR, please read through the first part of Installation section of http://www.eightforums.com/installa...s-take-installing-setting-up-windows-8-a.html

Hope that helps.
 
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    8.1 Pro X64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Acer T690
    CPU
    Intel Pentium D Dual Core
    Motherboard
    Acer/Intel E946GZ
    Memory
    2GB (max upgrade)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3000 - PCI Express x16
    Sound Card
    Integrated RealTek ALC888 high-definition audio with 7.1 channel audio support
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer AL1917W A LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1440 X 900
    Hard Drives
    350 GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.10
    Thumb drives
    PSU
    Standard 250 watt
    Case
    Desktop 7.2" (183mm) W x 17.5" (445mm) L x 14.5"
    Cooling
    Dual case fans + CPU fan
    Keyboard
    Acer Windows PS/2
    Mouse
    Wireless Microsoft Arc
    Internet Speed
    54mbp/s
    Browser
    IE11
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    Office Pro 2013 / Nokia Lumia 1520 Windows Phone 8.1DP GDR1

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