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How to Correctly Install Windows 8.1 Preview

  1. #61


    Posts : 203
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Finally, just woke up and found the official links on Microsoft download page; downloading right now...

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  2. #62


    Houston, Texas
    Posts : 21
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit with Media Center


    Installed from the Microsoft store. Now all my USB 3.0 ports are inactive. Been a pain trying to find a way to get them back on. USB Root HUb (xHCI) "Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged. (Code 19)"

    Trying to remove it and then reinstall but no luck so far
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  3. #63


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Maybe it would be good idea to install 8.1 on "virgin" windows, without any third party software, specially AV, there's no vay in this short time everybody could synchronize everything. That's what I'll do when I get ISO of it. Btw. is ISO available yet, oficialy ?
    Hello Mike,

    Sure is. See OPTION TWO below.


    https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...d-install.html
    Thnx, downloading now.
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  4. #64


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    why would anyone want to install any preview on a good working install of windows ,not me for sure ,i did a full install from iso on separate partition ,all is working well so far !!! now i will install my software .
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  5. #65


    Madrid, Spain
    Posts : 228
    Windows 8.1 x64


    I am installing it and it is the slowest download I have seen from the old days of a rare movie in eMule.

    After two hours it's still at 25%.

    Additionally, everything is faulty. I look at the progress bar and sometimes it shows the percentage and other times it doesn't. Everything is full of problems and fails in this installation.
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  6. #66


    Madrid, Spain
    Posts : 228
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Actually, it's been like this for 20 minutes already.

    Looks like the 25% installed is gone or something.

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  7. #67


    Quote Originally Posted by kmint View Post
    Actually, it's been like this for 20 minutes already.

    Looks like the 25% installed is gone or something.

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    It's normal. Mine took a while to show the progress bar too !

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  8. #68


    Madrid, Spain
    Posts : 228
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by vrosa View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by kmint View Post
    Actually, it's been like this for 20 minutes already.

    Looks like the 25% installed is gone or something.

    Click image for larger version

    It's normal. Mine took a while to show the progress bar too !

    Oh, how professional and well finished from Microsoft. We have all the time in the world to worry about bad installations after all.

    Who cares if we cancel it because we think it's not working and then we can no longer install it again.

    Microsoft is a horrible company, seriously.

    Thanks a lot anyway, I will just wait a few more hours until something happens, If it does.
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  9. #69


    @ kmint

    I had the same exact problem > Twice. Only to find out it wouldn't install. I gave up. I went the ISO route. You may want to consider that.
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  10. #70


    Madrid, Spain
    Posts : 228
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    @ kmint

    I had the same exact problem > Twice. Only to find out it wouldn't install. I gave up. I went the ISO route. You may want to consider that.
    Oh dear... And the ISO route I guess means to fight with UEFI and etc.

    I really like to try new things but Microsoft can really get on my nerves.

    Thanks a lot HippsieGypsie.
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