Fails to Install

  morddwyd 14 Apr 12

Tried to install twice, but install gets to 25% (both times) then computer shuts down.

Restart is simply a normal boot into Win 7 with no sign of any Windows 8 interface at all.

Any suggestions?

  woody 14 Apr 12

I presume you have downloaded win 8 . You then burnt iso to dvd. You put dvd in drive - switched off - then started the pc -boot into dvd. Then what did you do?

  sharpamat 15 Apr 12

Further to woodys post, How did you try to load Win 8?

Was it a clean install or an upgrade that you attempted?

If a clean install was it to an empty partion, a spare HD or a VD?

If you tryed an upgrade It cannot be uninstalled only removed

  morddwyd 15 Apr 12

Thanks for the responses.

Tried both a bootable usb drive and a hard disc install.

Eventually got it to install up to the final reboot, but then got a message that install had failed and was reverting to previous version (Win 7 64 bit).

Then found that the installation was corrupt and looping, and had to go right back to basics and go into the BIOS.

I was playing around the best part of the whole day yesterday.

I think I'll wait for the retail version, or at least the RC!

  woody 16 Apr 12

USB drive - thats a NO NO. If you have tried to load it onto an internal hard drive and it failed - download/burn onto a different speed DVD. The win 8 program is very sound - thats not saying i like it! It is worth trying.

  sharpamat 16 Apr 12

Further to woodys advice plus my own.I only ever use an external drive for back up and restoring information

1 Did you if fact burn the image you downloaded on a DVD?

2 Check your internal hard drive, you may have enough space to make a new partion into which you can load Win 8

Installing is simple useing the method as per woodys first reply.Plus select a clean install and direct it to the partion you want to install it on

there is no confirmation as yet on a RC so its still unknown if this will happen / or if it does will be made available to users

  morddwyd 16 Apr 12

"USB drive - thats a NO NO."

Could you advise why?

It's offered as an option, so should be OK.

  woody 16 Apr 12

Win 8 release is an early form of the OS. You will see a number of sites showing how they have succeeded with usb. In my opinion/experience - like always on the net it is only my opinion/experience - usb is a no no. Part of trying a new program is to find how easy it is to download/install/use. If you have tried best part of the day - you know your set up - pc/dvd/usb etc is not working with this item. It loads quite easy with no problems IF the components are ok. We did ask - did you try a dvd - did you try a diff dvd speed or do you insist on usb?

The things I do not like and your,usb, problem can be overcome but the idea of trying a pre retail version is to see how it works straight out of the box.

Don't give up but try the easy way - its usually the best.

  morddwyd 16 Apr 12

Take your point, reason I tried the USB route was because it was the easier option - I had the usb drive to hand, but I didn't have a dvd.

When I have another couple of hours to spare (I'm with BT, the download literally takes hours, they can't get above 2 mtgs!) I'll give it a try.

  woody 16 Apr 12

Did you download it to usb? or to hard drive? If you DL to HD it is still there - now burn it to DVD.

  morddwyd 16 Apr 12

Yes, I've got it as a 3gig ISO file so I might give it a whirl.


This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Should I upgrade to Windows 10? 8 reasons why you should upgrade to Windows 10... and 2 why you…

We are being sold the ability to spend money we don't have. And we love it

IKinema aims to banish droopy shoulders and wonky spines in animated CG characters

How to use Apple Music in the UK: Complete guide to Apple Music's features

We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message