Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Windows 8 or 8.1 Won't Install

Having a problem installing windows 8 or 8.1 (or even windows 10)

A lot of old systems won't let you install windows 8 or 8.1 especially the x64 versions
but there is a really simple solution

When you get the error message after rebooting and it says

windows setpup could not configure windows to run on this computer's hardware

Don't click ok.. (or it'll force a reboot)

Just HOLD   SHIFT down and press  F10

When the command prompt opens simply type     msoobe
then press enter.. and then wait a moment...

The screen should go to the enter product key screen (enter one.. or hit skip)
continue with the setup options..

Afterwards type the word   EXIT   on the cmd box
when that closes, click ok on that wouldn't install windows error

Job done....

if typing msoobe gives an error, your CMD window may not be pointed at
C:\Windows\System32\\oobe
if its not, then  type   cd and press enter, then type  cd  again and press enter
then type   cd windows  hit enter,  type  cd system32  hit enter, type  cd oobe  hit enter
then type  msoobe and hit enter..

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Skip adding an Email on windows 8 and windows 10?

when it asks for an email, unplug your internet & click BACK
then click next, with no internet you will be offered to set up a normal user account like all other versions of windows...


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