10-30-2012 09:34 PM
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  1. blehblehbleh's Avatar
    Yes I managed to get it back... I spent the night with a guy from microsoft he went through all possible options and he we callback at 11pm(eastern) today (october27)... I spent 12-15 hours with microsoft employees on the phone and chatting in the last 30 hours... This is way too complicated... tomorrow we try to do a clean install on a formatted computer for the second time (had to reinstall W7)... we also went through all the components of my PC to make sure that it was not related to the hardware... everything is fine. I'm just unlucky hahahaha
    Oh. So you already formatted your computer? I was gonna tell you to backup all your data if you haven't already, and then download easybcd to set the master boot record to point to the windows 8 installation...
    10-27-2012 12:58 PM
  2. anon(5335899)'s Avatar
    If you feel comfortable with Linus I'd suggest you get partedmagic on a USB stick and clear any partitions you can lose. Make sure you copy your personalinformation to a safe place including registration info/keyfiles. SkyDrive would be a perfect spot for those. It will be easy to clear all partitions from your OS X drive and it should be available as unallocated space after a reboot. Make sure it is the first drive in your system and install W8 to it.
    10-27-2012 02:58 PM
  3. Simon Tupper's Avatar
    I have been transferred to the 2nd level of their help centre, there an employee played inside my PC and changed a few codes. we formatted my PC, then reinstalled windows 7 to install W8, but it was unsuccessful, the guy from Microsoft was clueless. I bought a physical copy today and a 36Gb USB Flash Drive and I wait for Microsoft's call.

    The guy from Microsoft said: "It's been a while since someone had such a big issue that I couldn't fix it within 5 hours" And really he knew what he was doing...

    I CAN'T WAIT TO HAVE W8! I was really close to buy a new PC just to get it! But I need to eat too so...
    10-27-2012 04:44 PM
  4. anon(5335899)'s Avatar
    I'd use the tools in my previous post an just copy everything from C:\ into a folder in E:\BACKUP_C\ (or something similar), use the partitioning tool to remove the C: and reserved partition and leave the D: and E: partition as they are. Then reboot, go into BIOS and reset to defaults, then clean install from DVD or USB.

    You should see one block of unallocated space before the D: partition, just select that and install there. Once done rebuild your system from the copied image. Don't just move stuff back, but re-download and re-install where you can.

    Forget about antivirus. firewalls or other junk, this is all built in now.
    10-27-2012 05:38 PM
  5. welsbloke's Avatar
    I think at this stage you are doing the right thing using the MS support. I have always found them to be a dog with a bone with problems. As you are in the free support stage they should be able to resolve the issue eventually. This does seem dumb luck as I have done a few W8 upgrades and clean installs now and have had not so much as a hiccup. The only issues being unrecognised devices such as GPS chip or a Mobile radio.

    Good luck, I would be interested in the outcome :)
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    10-29-2012 04:28 AM
  6. Microsoftjunkie's Avatar
    I have been transferred to the 2nd level of their help centre, there an employee played inside my PC and changed a few codes. we formatted my PC, then reinstalled windows 7 to install W8, but it was unsuccessful, the guy from Microsoft was clueless. I bought a physical copy today and a 36Gb USB Flash Drive and I wait for Microsoft's call.

    The guy from Microsoft said: "It's been a while since someone had such a big issue that I couldn't fix it within 5 hours" And really he knew what he was doing...

    I CAN'T WAIT TO HAVE W8! I was really close to buy a new PC just to get it! But I need to eat too so...
    I would suggest to you to go to AMD website and download AMD catalyst control center
    "12.9". After that go back to your manufacturers website and search for your driver support page. Once there, look at the bios driver and see if there is a new bios thats compatible with "Windows 8". Also look at ALL of the drivers and see if there are updates for them. I have a laptop with amd hardware and my computer act weird with windows 8. Those are your best options right now.

    p.s. Most manufacturers websites have specific sections for windows 8 drivers, so what i mean is when you are looking for drivers make sure you are inside drivers for windows 8
    10-30-2012 09:34 PM
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