Unable to upgrade to Win 8

Discussion in 'Operating Systems' started by Kirel_Redhand, Nov 5, 2012.

  1. Kirel_Redhand

    Kirel_Redhand Junior Member

    Jun 15, 2010
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    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?
    #1 Kirel_Redhand, Nov 5, 2012
    Last edited: Nov 5, 2012
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  3. ronnn

    ronnn Diamond Member

    May 22, 2003
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    same issue with me. I am going to pick up another hd and try dual boot.
  4. postmortemIA

    postmortemIA Diamond Member

    Jul 11, 2006
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    do clean build ? create 2nd partition and install it there. or backup you stuff and install it on first.