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November 2, 2012 1:12:32 AM

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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November 2, 2012 1:49:16 AM

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 :) 
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November 2, 2012 3:23:28 AM

Brett928S2 said:
Hi :) 

Try taking the overclock off temporarily ...

All the best Brett :) 


Thanks! Removing the OC fixed it!
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November 2, 2012 3:23:39 AM

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