10-30-2012 09:34 PM
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  1. Simon Tupper's Avatar
    Why can I run Windows 8?!
    It is stuck at the Windows 8 logo after the first boot every single time!

    Here are my specs...
    10-25-2012 11:24 PM
  2. berty6294's Avatar
    I dont speak french but i doubt its a specs issue. Is this a legal copy you just purchased today?
    10-25-2012 11:27 PM
  3. stmav's Avatar
    Are you running it on a computer or in a virtual machine?
    10-25-2012 11:28 PM
  4. Simon Tupper's Avatar
    I dont speak french but i doubt its a specs issue. Is this a legal copy you just purchased today?
    I purchased it through microsoft's site
    10-25-2012 11:28 PM
  5. Simon Tupper's Avatar
    Are you running it on a computer or in a virtual machine?
    on a computer
    10-25-2012 11:29 PM
  6. stmav's Avatar
    Clean install or upgrade? Like berty said, your numbers look good. I've seen lower run fine.
    10-25-2012 11:30 PM
  7. Simon Tupper's Avatar
    Clean install or upgrade? Like berty said, your numbers look good. I've seen lower run fine.
    Upgrade, should I only keep personal files or start over?
    10-25-2012 11:31 PM
  8. berty6294's Avatar
    Im not positive cause idk how these upgrades work. I mean previously did you have a legit version of windows running?
    10-25-2012 11:32 PM
  9. stmav's Avatar
    When it's on the windows screen, is that all there is, or is there dots in a circle? Plus is the hard drive light on your computer doing anything, like there is disk activity?
    10-25-2012 11:33 PM
  10. Simon Tupper's Avatar
    @Berty Yes, I never hacked anything into a pc I always paid for what is inside it
    10-25-2012 11:34 PM
  11. Simon Tupper's Avatar
    When it's on the windows screen, is that all there is, or is there dots in a circle? Plus is the hard drive light on your computer doing anything, like there is disk activity?
    There is only the microsoft logo and the fans in my tower get crazy.
    But my PC starts in safe mode, could it be the issue?
    10-25-2012 11:37 PM
  12. stmav's Avatar
    Did it always start in safe mode?
    10-25-2012 11:38 PM
  13. Simon Tupper's Avatar
    Did it always start in safe mode?
    Yes
    10-25-2012 11:38 PM
  14. palandri's Avatar
    I am downloading the Win8 upgrade right now. Did your upgrade download look like mine?

    10-25-2012 11:40 PM
  15. Simon Tupper's Avatar
    I am downloading the Win8 upgrade right now. Did your upgrade download look like mine?

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    exactly the same, it's a legit one... I really don't get it... (I live in quebec) it was available a 10 pm so I was able to try twice and it didn't work
    10-25-2012 11:42 PM
  16. stmav's Avatar
    How did you get from safe mode to normal operating system?
    10-25-2012 11:43 PM
  17. Simon Tupper's Avatar
    Through Start > Run > MSCONFIG
    I think
    10-25-2012 11:44 PM
  18. stmav's Avatar
    What os does it come up in in safe mode? And does it still do that?
    10-25-2012 11:45 PM
  19. X0LARIUM's Avatar
    Did u download RTM it normal...in ur spec sheet it says AMD...

    Sent from my RaZr HD.
    10-25-2012 11:48 PM
  20. Simon Tupper's Avatar
    I downloaded the only one that was available I don't understand your question
    10-25-2012 11:52 PM
  21. Simon Tupper's Avatar
    Did u download RTM it normal...in ur spec sheet it says AMD...

    Sent from my RaZr HD.
    my processor is AMD is that a problem with W8?
    10-25-2012 11:56 PM
  22. stmav's Avatar
    Simon, it really shouldn't boot in safe mode. Since you legally bought it, I would contact microsoft for help. I could tell you some things to check in safe mode, and how to get it to not boot in safe mode. But you might be better off letting them help you. I'd hate to see you lose any personal data.
    10-25-2012 11:57 PM
  23. Simon Tupper's Avatar
    Simon, it really shouldn't boot in safe mode. Since you legally bought it, I would contact microsoft for help. I could tell you some things to check in safe mode, and how to get it to not boot in safe mode. But you might be better off letting them help you. I'd hate to see you lose any personal data.
    Mkay, but I made it boot in safe mode since I always did with windows XP
    10-25-2012 11:59 PM
  24. stmav's Avatar
    Safe mode doesn't run all the drivers and doesn't have network support. It's possible that on the upgrade it needs to go out and check things on the internet, which it can't in safe mode.
    10-26-2012 12:06 AM
  25. Simon Tupper's Avatar
    When I boot my PC it start with 2 options
    Windows 7
    or
    Symantec

    After the first boot of windows 8 installation there is 4 choices
    Windows8
    Windows 8 installation
    Windows 7
    Symantec
    (none of these worked, I had to figure out how to make it work so I selected windows 7 and hited CTRL + ALT + DELETE and it said Windows 8 could not complete, both times)


    (I walways asked a pro to set it this way so I don't screw everything up)
    10-26-2012 12:07 AM
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