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Can't run on this hardware?

Well, I was installing Windows 8 Pro and I got an error saying:
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Windows Setup could not configure Windows to run on this computer's hardware.

An I find this odd, my system blows away the requirements on the Windows website...And I was able to install Windows on my worse laptop using the same procedure.

Here is how I installed it:
- Started up the computer with the install disk in
- Chose custom install
- Formatted my hard drive
- Installed Windows on then new formatted drive
- Then the computer rebooted and the setup finished(And all that personalization stuff)

However, on my desktop, I did all the same setups until the computer rebooted, the Windows logo appeared then I got the error window and it wouldn't get past that point... I tried removing my sound card, that was the only thing I thought would cause it.

Any ideas?

Thanks!


Desktop Specs:
AMD 1090T OCed to 3.8GHz (Could the OC mess it up?)
16GB DDR3 RAM
2TB Hard Drive
Xonar DG Sound Card
GTX 560

Laptop Specs:
Intel Core 2 Duo T8300 @ 2.4GHz
4GB DDR2 RAM
250GB Hard Drive
Intel Mobile Express 965GM Chip
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    reconrey said:
    Well, I was installing Windows 8 Pro and I got an error saying:
    Quote:
    Windows Setup could not configure Windows to run on this computer's hardware.

    An I find this odd, my system blows away the requirements on the Windows website...And I was able to install Windows on my worse laptop using the same procedure.

    Here is how I installed it:
    - Started up the computer with the install disk in
    - Chose custom install
    - Formatted my hard drive
    - Installed Windows on then new formatted drive
    - Then the computer rebooted and the setup finished(And all that personalization stuff)

    However, on my desktop, I did all the same setups until the computer rebooted, the Windows logo appeared then I got the error window and it wouldn't get past that point... I tried removing my sound card, that was the only thing I thought would cause it.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks!


    Desktop Specs:
    AMD 1090T OCed to 3.8GHz (Could the OC mess it up?)
    16GB DDR3 RAM
    2TB Hard Drive
    Xonar DG Sound Card
    GTX 560

    Laptop Specs:
    Intel Core 2 Duo T8300 @ 2.4GHz
    4GB DDR2 RAM
    250GB Hard Drive
    Intel Mobile Express 965GM Chip



    Hi :)

    Try taking the overclock off temporarily ...

    All the best Brett :)
  2. Only other thing i could think of is updating bios. I know sounds stupid but was my first thought so i googled it.
    http://www.pcworld.com/article/2009961/how-to-future-proof-your-hardware-for-windows-8.html
    This article confirmed it is worth a try at least. Read checking your current system
  3. Brett928S2 said:
    Hi :)

    Try taking the overclock off temporarily ...

    All the best Brett :)


    Thanks! Removing the OC fixed it!
  4. Best answer selected by reconrey.
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