My Windows 8 won't install on my year old HP Pavillion Notebook Laptop??? (765 Views)
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steveoham
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My Windows 8 won't install on my year old HP Pavillion Notebook Laptop???

My Windows 8 won't install on my year old (Windows 7) HP Pavillion Notebook Laptop???

I have downloaded the Windows 8 from their website but it only installs to 54%.

So I ordered the disk as Microsoft said that the download may be no good.

I tried to install today and it got to 94% and the screen froze.

Any ideas?

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Dragon-Fur
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Re: My Windows 8 won't install on my year old HP Pavillion Notebook Laptop???

Is the notebook actually a Year Old?  Or is it older by a month... or two?  Be careful - anything HP built before October 2011 won't have Windows 8 drivers - bad news unless you can live without them.

 

Product Number on that notebook?

 

Did you Update the Bios?

 

Take a look at this document and see if anything in here "rings a bell", that is, if anything helps you think of something you might have missed earlier:

 

Notebooks - Upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 8

 

 

Fact is, the disc should probably load unless there is something incompatible in there - below is the Microsoft Windows 8 Assistant that can tell you if you have some kind of "mystery" hardware in the system or incompatible bits in the OS.

 

Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant

 

 

Good Luck!

I hope it does work and you can safely upgrade to Windows 8 soon!

 

 

 

Kind Regards,
Dragon-Fur
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