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Old 11-05-2012, 11:51 PM   #1
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Default Unable to upgrade to Win 8


I thought I'd throw my 2 cents in and ask what I'm doing wrong....

I have a couple year old self built rig.
evga p55ftw
6gb ram
1 gtx-470
1 WD Raptor 150gb HD
1 Seagate 300gb, partitioned into 2 logical drives
1 Soundblaster card

And I've been running vista64 ( I know, I know )

All of my hardware is compatible.
I have 4 apps that will need to be re-installed (per Win 8)

I've attempted an upgrade, twice now. Both times it fails at a reboot.
The installer does its thing, takes about 15 minutes to get to the 100% mark where it goes in for it's first reboot. And the computer goes down, reboots and .... nothing.

The first time, I let it sit for half an hour before manually rebooting.
It reported a failed install and then restored vista

The second time I let it sit for 2 hours before manually rebooting.
It reported a failed install and then restored vista

Am I doing something wrong?

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Old 11-05-2012, 11:57 PM   #2
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same issue with me. I am going to pick up another hd and try dual boot.
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Old 11-06-2012, 02:16 AM   #3
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do clean build ? create 2nd partition and install it there. or backup you stuff and install it on first.

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