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Posted 17 November 2012 - 16:20
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Posted 17 November 2012 - 16:27
Posted 17 November 2012 - 16:29
How is your friend trying to install 8? DVD or USB ?
I got that message using USB when I accidentally plugged it into a USB 3.0 port, moving it to a USB 2.0 port solved the error
Posted 17 November 2012 - 16:34
Posted 17 November 2012 - 16:44
Might be the RAID Controller driver it needs
Download from the board manufacturers site, extract and copy to FAT32 formatted flash drive, when asked for the driver, point it to that driver on the stick
Posted 17 November 2012 - 16:48
I just messaged him this, and he has no idea what driver that is. And neither do I.
Posted 17 November 2012 - 18:00
How old is the system he is installing it on?
Posted 17 November 2012 - 18:09
Posted 17 November 2012 - 18:16
Okay, installation has started and he has resolved the driver's error.
But now he is running low on space, so there is a file by the name of "windows.old". Can he delete that? Is it safe to delete it?
Posted 17 November 2012 - 18:39
Yea, its the old install of the previous windows that windows 8 keeps incase it needs to roll back, unfortunately its not very easy to delete
He will have to take ownership of and give himself full permissions over the entire folder and files
Might be easier to boot a live Linux Distro and delete it from linux
Posted 17 November 2012 - 18:45
One more question. How can he revert back to Windows 7? He wants to re-install so he can dual-boot it with Windows 7.
Posted 17 November 2012 - 18:55
In Windows 8, put the mouse down to the bottom left start screen corner and Right Click > Disk Management
Select C: > Right click > Shrink Volume
Choose the size he wants the partition for 7 to be and hit Shrink
Once it has partitioned, it will be Unpartitioned Space, to avoid confusion with any other drives etc, I find it best to Right Click that unpartitioned space and choose Format > give it a name like "New 7" something easy to spot / remember during HDD selection in setup and choose Quick Format
Once it has formatted, just boot from the 7 DVD as normal and choose that new partition to install onto
The end result will be a choice of 7 or 8 to boot into when he powers on the machine