I have tried to install the Windows 8 Consumer Preview these ways:
- Boot install by DVD
- Boot install by USB thumb drive
- Install from inside current Windows 7
All three ways got stuck on the fish logo
When trying to install from boot, it will boot into the fish logo and stick. When I tried installing from inside my current Windows (Windows 7) it went through the process looking fine and dandy. Then when I had to restart to continue, BAM, stuck at the fish logo when it loaded up.
I am pulling out my hair because I just want to see windows 8!
My system I am trying to install on to:
Asrock A75 mobo
4 gigs Kingston 1,333mhz valueram
Here is a link to the fish logo I am getting stuck on
Is there something I am missing? Or does this windows hate me. This is the first time I've ever had issues installing a windows before. Windows 7 RC was so easy this 8 preview has me kinda bummed out.
Apparently, you are not the only one with problems. A quick search of "win 8 install stuck" will bring plenty of similar reports. Sorry, but this is a beta release. Hopefully they will fix it to allow further testing, otherwise this would invalidate the reason for releasing a beta.
I installed it from USB on an old AMD 3800+ with an SSD and the fish stayed on a verrrry long time before it got to the install page. I guess it was testing the hardware and didn't like it very much. Once installed it work great...
I had that happen to me last night, I'm installing it on a desktop taht will be in my workshop. The mobo is an ASUS P5B-VM, I flashed it to the latest bios & it worked fine.
My guess is being a beta, it may have some issues with older hardware/bios drivers etc.
That said , mine's running now w/ a q6600, ATI 5450, 4 gigs of ram & an ols 320 gig HD from an old Acer system.
Arg. I poked around google and did notice it was common. Just wondering if anyone for a fix for it. I'm assuming hardware is the culprit.
The upgrade install over Windows 7 64 stalls at 19% and I've tried it over 10 times. I did a clean install on the same machine with no problems, but I want to do the upgrade as I have no interest in taking a month to rebuild my Software.