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    Default How to repair a corrupt Windows 8 installation?

    any suggestion on this problem?

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    Default Re: How to repair a corrupt Windows 8 installation?

    I "repaired" my corrupt installation by RESET to a pristine state. It's in settings i think. You can keep personal files/settings or throw em away. Took about an hour, but I didn't download or "reinstall" anything.

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    Default Re: How to repair a corrupt Windows 8 installation?

    Well, if your internet connect is unstable, you may have downloaded the corrupted Windows 8 Consumer Preview installation file. And you can't install successfully.

    If you confirmed that downloaded Windows 8 Consumer Preview installation file is correct, that will be the problem of your hardware. Some of your hardware may be not supported by Windows 8 Consumer Preview.

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    Default Re: How to repair a corrupt Windows 8 installation?

    The install is so quick and easy, I would just start over and reinstall from scratch. I downloaded the iso again, burned to DVD and reinstalled (Custom) plus all apps in about 3 hours including all customizations. Easy as pie. I have found the hardware requirements are actually much more liberal than Win 7 with Win 8 CP running on older, slower hardware with less resources. But it really zips along on modern hardware.

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    Default Re: How to repair a corrupt Windows 8 installation?

    Yes, I installed Windows 8 Consumer Preview 32 bit. It startup so fast, counting as seconds. but sometimes it is unstable after ran big programs, such as photoshop. It will turn into slow, and maybe 10 seconds, it turns fast again.

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    Default Re: How to repair a corrupt Windows 8 installation?

    I suspect it is because of the available system resources in your PC. I assume you installed the 32 Bit version because you either had a 32 Bit architecture on your PC and/or your lack of Ram did not require the 64 Bit version to access more than approx. 3.5 GB of Ram.

    32 Bit versions of Windows are limited to approx. 3.5 GB of Ram and any more working memory has to come from virtual memory. Remembering that the Windows kernel has to load into memory as well as whatever services and apps you have loading in the background, you can quickly use up all available Ram and have to rely on much slower virtual memory.

    This is the biggest reason why stopping any app from running in the background that you absolutely do not need to run can be so important. I would suspect if you checked you have a bunch of stuff sitting there just happily running away.

    Ctrl+Alt+Del, Select Task Manager, Select Start Up. How many apps do you have starting with Windows.

    A nice little app to disable or delete this un-necessary apps from starting with Windows is called What's in Startup (Just Google the name)

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    As you can see I've only got 2 apps starting with Windows, the app I created to go directly to my Desktop through Metro and my Mouse app for my Laptop. That's all I need. Nothing else is needed, period.
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    Default Re: How to repair a corrupt Windows 8 installation?

    If the original install is corrupt, there is little to do but wipe the drive and start over.
    If the install sees another OS it will try to install as an Upgrade.
    During the install, there is a screen where you can choose options and I always choose RE-format.
    It reformats the drive and then does a very CLEAN install.

    If the OS gets mucked up by something you've just done or something you just installed, use System Restore to go back to a time before that happened.
    I now make a manual System Restore Point before I install anything new. Just a little bit of Insurance.

    good luck!
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