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    Hello,

    I recently tried to install Windows 8 on my new Lenovo Desktop touch screen, and it keeps installing incorrectly. It does the install, reboots, then has the fish, gets to 100%, says its updating registry, then just goes to a completely black screen, and sits. I then need to power down, and turn it back on, at which point it says it installed incorrectly, and is restoring previous version.

    Is there anyway I can get this to install? Thank you!

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    Default Re: windows 8 installation black screen

    Elliote,

    Did you install Win8 via "Upgrade" OR "Custom"? How did the install DVD get made & where did the Win8 .iso originate? Once you have answered these questions, I will answer the one you had asked.

    Cheers,
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    Default Re: windows 8 installation black screen

    I would like to do a clear installation. It always shows the issue as I said in thread, so I have to give up windows 8. I am back to windows 7 now. If windows 8 RP is good, I will have a try. If it is still unstable, I prefer staying on windows 7. Thank you, Drew.

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    Default Re: windows 8 installation black screen

    You're welcome, Elliote. Clean install is the only thing to do or way to go about it. I, still, wish you'd answer my other questions... then, I could, maybe, say something to safeguard you having a good experience trying the RP.

    The .iso must be downloaded from Microsoft's 'official' site. Use the image burn in your Windows7... that will do the burn @ the correct speed.

    You should not expect any lack of stability w/ the RP. Certainly, I have found, even the CP to be rock solid.

    Cheers,
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    Elliote,

    When you do install Win 8 RP, do not wipe out Win 7. Either use a spare HD or set up a dual boot with a second partition (Approx. 50 GB should work fine) In this way, you can keep Win 7 intact, and still test Win 8 RP.

    It's never a good idea to replace a licensed, released OS with a beta (for testing) OS like Win 8 RP.

    Win 8 will not be released until sometime in October. At this time you would have to BUY it.

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