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naism
05-01-2012, 10:59 PM
Hi all,

I installed Window 8 on a different partition on the same drive that my Windows 7 is on. I install with through clean and it restarted and it went through the process of set up. But it has been on the screen getting system ready for almost an hour and it does not seem like it is frozen, because I can see circle keeps running.

What do I need to do? Do need to reisntall it? Thanks.

Medico
05-02-2012, 01:08 AM
Yes, something is not right. I would start the Custom (Clean) install from the DVD again. If it hangs again I would download the iso file again, and burn it to DVD again (slow burn, max 4X) just to be sure the iso downloaded properly.

Abhigyan
06-06-2012, 06:13 AM
Hi all,

I installed Window 8 on a different partition on the same drive that my Windows 7 is on. I install with through clean and it restarted and it went through the process of set up. But it has been on the screen getting system ready for almost an hour and it does not seem like it is frozen, because I can see circle keeps running.

What do I need to do? Do need to reisntall it? Thanks.


Hey, I am having the same problem. I chose the upgrade option (with Windows 7), Windows 8 installed went through Getting Devices Ready, Preparing and all that, then it booted and its now stuck with 'Windows' and those circling balls. I once left it at that for more than 8 hours. Still nothing happened. If I reboot, it recovers back to Windows 7.
I have tried turning off the Wireless Network from BIOS, Enabled Intel Virtual Technology. No use.

Please suggest more options.

I am using Lenovo G560, 2.13 Ghz, i3 processor 3 GB RAM, Enough free space and Intel HD Graphics Card.

Can anyone tell what's going wrong. I have tried this with both Windows 8 Consumer Preview and Pre-Release.
Please help.

Medico
06-06-2012, 01:08 PM
Clean Install. Upgrades to a beta are always very questionable. I would start over and do a clean install. This is the only way to get a pristine installation.

Joe S
06-06-2012, 08:09 PM
Even with the finished product upgrades are questionable. They frequently have problems. A clean install is best.
Joe

catilley1092
06-06-2012, 08:25 PM
A clean install with the install DVD burned at no faster than 4x should get the job done. Be sure to backup (image) the computer before beginning, then from Windows 7, or with a Mini Tool Partition Wizard boot disk, format where Win 8 CP is now. You can optionally wipe the empty space with the same boot disk.

That way, the partition is already formatted, simply boot from the Win 8 RP disk, enter the license key when prompted, select the partition when the screen comes up, then click to install it there w/o formatting, as by formatting with the install disk, there will be a 350MB system partition added.

Unless Win 8 CP is on a HDD by itself, or the user desires to use BitLocker, this 350MB system partition isn't needed.

Cat

Abhigyan
06-07-2012, 12:38 AM
So if I set up a dual boot, with Win7 with in one drive which has all my programs and files and Win8 on another drive, will I be able to access the files in WIn7 Drive while on Win 8?

Medico
06-07-2012, 01:29 AM
No, you will have to install the apps you wish on Win 8 RP as well. In a dual boot scenario you basically have 2 totally independent OS's available to use. During boot you tell the PC which OS to boot to.

Win 8 RP is still a beta OS and as such you should not rely on this for your normal work.

You can set up a 3rd partition just to hold your data. Then you can move the data folders from Win 7 to this new data partition (http://www.pcworld.com/article/190286/move_your_data_to_a_safer_separate_partition_in_wi ndows_7.html). You can then point the apps in Win 8 RP to this data partition as well so that when you access an app in Win 8 RP or Win 7, they both point to the same data file in the data drive.

A Google search of move data folders in Win 7 will show many other sites explaining how to do this.

catilley1092
06-07-2012, 05:39 PM
That's what I do on with all of my Windows OS's, a couple of my HDD's has 3 versions of Windows, but all shares a single Data partition. I simply create as many folders as needed for each OS.

Once one has setup this a time or two, it's really no big deal. Mini Tool Partition Wizard Home Edition, which will allow for a bootable CD to be created, is a good option for this. Here it is.

MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition - CNET Download.com (http://download.cnet.com/MiniTool-Partition-Wizard-Home-Edition/3000-2094_4-10962200.html)

EaseUS Partition Master Home Edition is actually my 1st choice, but the free version doesn't allow for a bootable CD to be created. Whenever one needs to do an action that requires a bootable CD, it will, after making the choice to proceed, reboot & do the job w/o a CD.

http://download.cnet.com/EaseUS-Partition-Master-Home-Edition/3000-2248_4-10863346.html

The one good thing about Mini Tool Partition Wizard, with the bootable CD, one can rebuild the MBR when needed, say like if I no longer wanted a Linux install, those partitions can be deleted, & the MBR can be fixed w/o a Win 7 install disk, upon rebooting, it'll fire right up into Windows 7, or any earlier OS's installed.

Either tool is good to have, I say EaseUS is my 1st choice because it copies partitions to SSD's without the diskpart deal. All one needs to do is check "Optimize for SSD", it takes care of the 1MB setoff that's necessary. So does their free backup program (version 4.5). It takes longer, but it's right afterwards.

Cat