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Windows 7: Not able to install windows 8


08 Mar 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601)
 
 
Not able to install windows 8

wants dual booting with windows 8 developers edition 32bit on separete empty hdd partition, my oem is windows7 64 bit ,

on booting with windows 8 dvd ,then clicking on install now option it gives msg to load drivers the detailed msg is: A eequired cd/dvd drive device is missing . if u have a driver floppy disk,cd/dvd,usb flash drive,please insert it now.

on direct opening winows 8 dvd source files and then running setup , it gives an error -shown below



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08 Mar 2012   #2
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Please register /join our sister Forum Windows 8 Forums

All questions pertaining to Win 8 will be better addressed there.
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09 Mar 2012   #3
Microsoft MVP

 

Hi again Prateek -

The error is almost always a bad installer.

Download the ISO again and burn to DVD using ImgBurn at 4x speed.
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09 Mar 2012   #4

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

I used Windows 7 built-in ISO burner for both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 8 CP. Just right click the ISO file and select Burn.
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09 Mar 2012   #5

7 x64
 
 

Please don't dual boot a Beta OS. Get yourself a Virtual Machine software program and install Win 8 in that. You will thank me when it is time to remove it.
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09 Mar 2012   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601)
 
 

actually the problem is that i m having 32bit windows8 developers edition iso, so a 32bit windows can be run on a processor of 64bit ????, , or for running 32bit OS the processor should be of 32bit only ,!!!????

i m able to install linux mint of 32bit, but on booting and after selecting linux, nothing appears (black screen remains), ??

so i m confused in 32bit and 64bit OS and their compability with processors of 32bit and 64bit !!!!!!!!!!
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09 Mar 2012   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Hi again Prateek -

The error is almost always a bad installer.

Download the ISO again and burn to DVD using ImgBurn at 4x speed.

hiiii,,,,
with the same dvd my friends installed windows8 of 32bit easily but i cant ,,why because my processor is of 64 bit??????
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09 Mar 2012   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JMH View Post
Please register /join our sister Forum Windows 8 Forums

All questions pertaining to Win 8 will be better addressed there.
thanks,,, i will join.. but let this thread be discussed.
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09 Mar 2012   #9

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

There is a lot more experience on eightforums.com regarding the issue. Please register and discuss it there.
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09 Mar 2012   #10
Microsoft MVP

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by prateek133 View Post
actually the problem is that i m having 32bit windows8 developers edition iso, so a 32bit windows can be run on a processor of 64bit ????, , or for running 32bit OS the processor should be of 32bit only ,!!!????

i m able to install linux mint of 32bit, but on booting and after selecting linux, nothing appears (black screen remains), ??

so i m confused in 32bit and 64bit OS and their compability with processors of 32bit and 64bit !!!!!!!!!!
You can run 32- or 64-bit on a 64-bit processor.

Use this for Dual Booting Linux: Dual-Boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu in Perfect Harmony - windows 7 - Lifehacker

I've already told you the error is a bad installer. Download another ISO and burn to DVD using ImgBurn at 4x speed.

For further help ask in eightforums.com
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