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Can't install Windows 8, why?

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  • Started 1 year ago by Cerberus
  • Latest reply from scorpion99
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Cerberus
Posts: 6

Hello guys,

I'm not able to install Windows 8 on my laptop. I've put an .iso file on a dvd and an usb but still no success. I have tried two different methods to install:
- Restart my laptop and try to boot it with BIOS
- Double clicking the .exe from my desktop.

With both methods I get a different error.

Error 1

Error 2

Does anybody get any idea why this happens?

Much appreciated!

-Cerberus

Posted 1 year ago
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StringJunky
Posts: 2454

Have you burnt the iso with an image burner to dvd like this one?...set it to burn at 4x: http://fileforum.betanews.com/.....28426215/1

Posted 1 year ago
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Cerberus
Posts: 6

Yes I've done it exactly like that, with the same software. At first I thought that the .iso was damaged so I downloaded another one, but still the same problem.

Posted 1 year ago
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Xhi
Posts: 6298

In the first case it looks like you are trying to upgrade a 64-bit system with a 32-bit disk.

In the second case it looks like you are trying to do a clean install with an Upgrade disk.

That would be my interpretation. Where did you get the disk?

Posted 1 year ago
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StringJunky
Posts: 2454

I looked at your errors and I don't know...someone will chime in shortly I'm sure. :)

Tony

Posted 1 year ago
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warlock
Posts: 4100

Agree with Xhi, use method where you got error 1 and try install as 64 bit.

Posted 1 year ago
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Cerberus
Posts: 6

@ Xhi
I downloaded an image from the internet, that contains an .iso for Windows 8. If that is what you mean.

@ StringJunky
Thanks anyway ;)

Posted 1 year ago
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Xhi
Posts: 6298

Perhaps you downloaded the wrong one to match your computer and situation.

Posted 1 year ago
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Cerberus
Posts: 6

@ Xhi
I'm pretty sure I downloaded the correct one. It's the one that says x86, right?

Posted 1 year ago
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warlock
Posts: 4100

http://www.valuewalk.com/2012/.....it-system/ Might be something to consider.

Posted 1 year ago
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Cerberus
Posts: 6

That can't be it. My laptop is definitely a 64-bit.

System

Posted 1 year ago
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warlock
Posts: 4100

Then according to error 1, as Xhi said you are using the 32 bit disk.

Posted 1 year ago
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Cerberus
Posts: 6

Alright, I'll double check it and retry. Thanks for the information and help guys (Y)

Posted 1 year ago
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Xhi
Posts: 6298

x86 is 32-bit!

Posted 1 year ago
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owen123
Posts: 800

Where did you download it from?

Posted 1 year ago
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scorpion99
Posts: 1033

What is your computer or laptop model????

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