After hours of trying I’m at a complete loss and am resorting to my favourite forum in these situations, in the hope someone can help out.
I’ve downloaded Windows 8 Pro via MS Dreamspark. First I downloaded the English ISO file and burned it to DVD. The installation failed, so to avoid problems I downloaded the Dutch version, since currently I’m running Windows 7 Ultimate Dutch with language pack. I use the language pack to set Windows to English, but to avoid problems I switched it back to Dutch.
At the installation itself I opt to only keep my personal files, and confirm that I would have to re-install languages in Windows 8.
It then starts installing windows 8.
After the reboot the window 8 logo appears and the circle with the little bulbs ‘spins’, and ‘preparing’ underneath uptil a percentage, then it reboots again and only shows the windows 8 logo with the bubbles spinning (but no percentage anymore), it does this for a few seconds then reboots again and again logo and bulbles only, for a few seconds and then it switches to a blue screen telling me the installation has not completed and the previous version will be installed. In other words, MS telling me that I’ve just wasted another half-hour of my time with no indication of what is causing the failure L
- Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit (Dutch with language pack and service pack 1 installed)
- Motherboard: Asrock A75 PRO 4 (socket FM1, VGA)
- Graphic card: AMD Radeon HD 6550D (APU)
- Processor: AMD A8-3870K (black edition)
I’ve removed almost all software and installed the latest BIOS from Asrock (which should be Windows 8 ready) and drivers from AMD.
Only three issues according to the upgrade assistant:
- Install an app to play dvd’s
- Secure start is not compatible with the pc
- Screen resolution is not compatible with the aligning
These 3 points only have an ‘i' icon in front them.
An overview of installed programs is in the attached file.
Before I start wasting another half-hour of my time, does anyone know what might be causing the failure to install? Any help is highly appreciated.
Edited by blubblub, 07 September 2013 - 04:52 AM.