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Windows 8 Consumer Preview Installation Error

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March 3, 2012 2:27:55 PM

Downloaded the consumer preview last night. Burnt ISO file to a DVD and tried to install it. I can get to the part where I enter the key. Then right after the part where it asks me which files i would like to keep, i get an error no matter which selection i try.

The error:
Windows installation encountered an unexpected error. Verify that the installation sources are accessible, and restart the installation.

The system:
AMD-E-350 1.6GHz
4GB DDR3 1333 MHz
500 GB WD Black
USB DVD Drive

Troubleshooting:
Tried different options in the windows install. No luck. Made sure i downloaded 64 bit for 64 bit.

Also tried launching the ISO with Daemon Tools but I get the same error even sooner.
March 3, 2012 2:59:30 PM

Sounds like you have a corrupt download, or a problem occurs when you burn the ISO image to DVD.
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March 4, 2012 1:51:26 PM

I think you have bad burned DVD or corrupted windows ISO file..
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June 17, 2012 1:28:01 AM

What I found is that this can happen when there are applications you have to uninstall for compatibility reasons or if there are automatic updates pending installation/reboot.

What I did to clear this up was to remove the C:\$WINDOWS~BT directory completely. You will have to show system and hidden files to see this directory, but once it is gone the Windows 8 installation will restart from scratch.

This worked for me -- hope it helps.
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