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Windows 8 locks up during install

Last response: in Windows 8
December 13, 2012 4:15:22 AM

I installed Windows 8 and when it asked me to shut down the computer it froze on the "Windows in preparing to shut down" "do not turn turn off your computer" So after an hour of waiting for a response what do I do now?
I have several words for this new OS and Windows 7, none of them permitted on this web site.

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December 14, 2012 3:36:34 PM

Hello, & Welcome to Tom's Hardware!

Please give us more details about your system and installation. Is this a new clean install, or upgrade, what version of Win-8, type of computer etc.

Also did the problem occur as you were installing the Win-8 OS, or after it was completely installed and you were doing the recommended Windows updates?