Now I remember why I only do clean installs.

Discussion in 'Operating Systems' started by WiseUp216, Nov 17, 2012.

  1. WiseUp216

    WiseUp216 Platinum Member

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    After reading a lot of positive experiences in this forum regarding Windows 8, I purchased the Windows 8 Pro upgrade. As much as I love Windows 7, I'm not afraid of a little change.

    After going through the complete upgrade process, I received this message on the final re-boot. No information, no error codes, nothing. Just a simple 'FAIL'. I don't even know where to begin in troubleshooting with a message like this. D:

    The installer also required that I uninstall my Asmedia USB 3.0 drivers before I could begin. After reinstalling them when I got back to Windows 7, my USB 3.0 ports are still dead. Bah!

    So, yea, no real point to this thread other than vent a little. I'll give 7 a little more time before I try a clean installation of 8 in the future.

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  2. Zap

    Zap Elite Member

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    Wow, that's fail for sure.

    So is there an easy way to fresh install Win8 Upgrade? Win7 was pretty easy.
     
  3. KillerBee

    KillerBee Golden Member

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    Now if only "we" gives you a refund - then you would be back to like it was before :p
     
  4. ImDonly1

    ImDonly1 Platinum Member

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    Shouldn't there be a failed install log somewhere?
     
  5. WiseUp216

    WiseUp216 Platinum Member

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    Good point. I'll see what I can dig up.
     
  6. Super56K

    Super56K Golden Member

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    I actually was hit with that the first time I tried to upgrade from Windows 7. Rather than futz with it I re-ran the upgrade install and it completed successfully.
     
  7. HumblePie

    HumblePie Lifer

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    I just installed 8 over the weekend for the first time. Admittedly I did a FRESH install of windows 7 before doing the upgrade. I just installed 7, did all the patches, and driver installs I needed. Nothing else besides that for windows 7. After, I the the digital windows 8 pro upgrades and it went smooth.

    I will admit it was something that took the vast majority of the day to complete. A fresh install of windows 7 with all the patches still takes about 3-4 hours. windows 8 took another 3-4 hours to do as well. Then there were hours of tweaking and "app" installing on 8 after as well. Basically my entire Sunday was consumed with window's 8 install. If I had to start over from the beginning from an error like the OP got I might have thrown in the towel out of frustration as well.
     
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    kleinkinstein Senior member

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    Did you keep your receipt? WTF kind of message it that?! I hate win8ate, but I digress.
     
  9. WiseUp216

    WiseUp216 Platinum Member

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    Well, that is good to hear. I will try it again over the long holiday weekend.


    Digital download. Not sure I could return it even if I wanted to.
     
  10. SimMike2

    SimMike2 Platinum Member

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    Are you on dialup internet? An install should not take that long.
     
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