I bought windows 8 and I'm a real stickler for using what I pay for. But I'm also bored as hell too. I want to install Windows 8 because I paid for the darn thing and might as well use it. I bought it last year during the $40 offering. Not alot, but I might as well use what I pay for right?
Ok, what exactly is the problem you are asking? The problem goes like this. I uninstalled about 4 items that prevent me from installing Windows 8 and started the install when I did uninstall them. (they were all Toshiba crapware like media creator bla bla.)
The install gets to 45% then stops or hangs and doesn't move. the HDD and DVD drive lights stay on and that's it. the little circle of dots continue to go round and around ad nauseum,
did some reading around on the net but I want YOUR opinions, your best ones because I've read about turning off services via msconfig and on the startup tab turning off most services and this is supposed to solve the issue upon restart.
What say you?
I appreciate your help
Best Answer chrisj1968 , 17 August 2013 - 21:47
I got Windows 8 installed. It appears that the former DVD had some sort of fault on it. I still have my key for windows 8 and I installed "Classic shell" for my start menu.
seems to be good to go. Now off to install the latest AMD drivers.
Thanks everyone.. the USB seems alot more reliable.
Cheers! I'll update to 8.1 when it RTM's.
my understanding is 8.1 will be made available through the store correct?
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