Cant install windows 8 pro version

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poppyyorkie Posts 4 Registration date Sunday June 16, 2013 Status Member Last seen June 17, 2013 - Jun 16, 2013 at 03:37 PM
poppyyorkie Posts 4 Registration date Sunday June 16, 2013 Status Member Last seen June 17, 2013 - Jun 17, 2013 at 03:22 PM
hello everybody
when I try to install windows 8 pro on a new formatted drive
it installs up to the first reboot when the computer locks up
at the "press any key to boot from dvd". if I press any key it starts
to install again from the beginning, if I dont press any key the computerstays locked.
any suggestions will be much appreciated as I am 81 years old and depend on my
computer for on line banking etc.
thanks for any help
poppyyorkie

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jack4rall Posts 6428 Registration date Sunday June 6, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen July 16, 2020
Jun 16, 2013 at 03:59 PM
Hello,

Try this 1

Provide us more information regarding "computer stays locked". Do you mean

after reboot you failed to get the Windows Screen ?

The process gets repeated if you press any key during the prompt

"Press any key to boot from DVD...".

When it restarts, go to BIOS --> Set the first boot device as "Hard Drive" -->

Save the settings and exit from it.

Good Luck
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poppyyorkie Posts 4 Registration date Sunday June 16, 2013 Status Member Last seen June 17, 2013
Jun 17, 2013 at 03:22 PM
Hi Jack4rail
I changed the bios to boot from hard drive and restarted computer,
on boot up I pressed f12 and chose boot from cd drive
windows 8 started installing but after first reboot screen stuck on "loading
operating system
any further suggestions to proceed
thanks for help
poppyyorkie"
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