I am unable to install Windows 8

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How are you all,

My computer currently runs on a 64 bit Windows XP which has served me well. I recently decided to install Windows 8 with 32bit. However, when I try to install it, the above error message appears.

Why is that happening?



This installation disk isn’t compatible with your version of Windows. To upgrade, you need the correct installation disk.

For more information, check your computer’s system information. To install a new copy of Windows, restart (boot) your computer using the installation disk, and then select Custom (advanced).

Many thanks.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #124115

I am unable to install Windows 8



Installing the Windows 8 32-bit demo into your windows xp 64-bit using the upgrade option will not work initially because you only have the beta version of Windows 8 and the upgrade binaries are not yet included or activated in the demo.

It would be beneficial for you if you could install your Windows 8 demo into a different hdd with your original hdd disengaged to prevent the change to your XP bootup.

After successful installation of your Windows 8 into your test drive will you then reconnect your Windows XP drive to be opened and accessed by the new OS.

Happy Computing.

Answered By 0 points N/A #124116

I am unable to install Windows 8


This type of error is the indication of the missing files. Simply I wants to say that whatever disk you are use for the windows is not possess a good quality and that disk may have a corrupted files.

Firstly you should change your that disk a purchase a new one but keep in mind that disk a pure one having all files. Then you can check your computer configuration and then match those with the requirements of the windows and then install that one it really works.

If you have a downloaded setup then installs again that setup from a new website.


Answered By 590495 points N/A #323174

I am unable to install Windows 8


That error is normal and you can get it when you try to upgrade Windows XP to Windows 7 and higher except for Windows Vista because Windows XP is upgradable to Windows Vista. With Windows 7, Windows 8.x, and Windows 10, the only way to upgrade your system to one of these operating systems is a clean install.

A clean install means formatting the hard drive or the system drive (C) and installing Microsoft Windows from scratch. In your case, since you want to install or upgrade to Windows 8, you need to format your system drive and install a fresh copy of Microsoft Windows 8. You won’t be able to keep your applications’ settings.

You don’t need to manually format the drive or the partition before actually installing Windows 8 because formatting the drive is required at the beginning of the installation. To perform a clean install, insert the Windows 8 setup DVD on your optical drive then restart the computer and boot from the optical drive.

Press any key when you see “Press any key to boot from CD or DVD” to begin the setup and then just follow the instructions. Note: back up all your important files in drive C like your documents in the “My Documents” folder to another or separate drive before installing Windows 8.

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