Can I burn a new copy of Win 8

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Alexb123

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Hi All,

Having a nightmare with Win 8 :( First time I installed it kept crashing so I've started again and now windows updates won't install. It keeps saying "Failure configuring Windows updates. Reverting changes. Do not turn off your computer when you try to install Windows Updates"

I'm thinking maybe the original disc is corrupt it does have a scratch on it. So am I able to download a copy of win8 and burn it to my own DVD?

Any help would be great this is driving me mad :)
 

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where did you get the install disk from? Can't you just exchange it for one that isn't damaged?
 

Alexb123

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Thanks for the reply.

I got it from PC World. I could exchange it but it would be an hour and half round trip so I'm trying to avoid it.

Also, I'm not totally sure that this is the problem I'm just guessing at the moment.
 

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peronsally, I'd take it back to pc world......not entirely sure you can d/l W8 legally.
 

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They won't take it back, it's be used and activated. You can obtain new media from Microsoft: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/326246

However I doubt that's the problem if it installed without file copy errors. The problem may be with your computer. Have you ensured that it's compatible with Windows 8? Was it a clean install or an upgrade? What are the complete and detailed specs of your computer?
 

Alexb123

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Thanks for the replies.

I'm not fully sure on the compatability. Micrososft when I called them didn't pic it up as an issue but then again I don't think they checked. This is the full spec:

Chillblast Fusion Shadow
Xigmatek Asgard Black Case
Intel Core i5 2500K Processor Overclocked to up to 4.6GHz
Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev 2 CPU Cooler
Generic thermal paste
Asus P8Z68-V LE Motherboard
4GB PC3-10666 1333MHz DDR3 Memory (2 x 2GB sticks)
Chillblast AMD Radeon HD 6670 1024MB Graphics Card
Sony 24x DVD-RW Drive
EZCool Basic 500W PSU
Asus Xonar DS 7.1 PCI Sound Card
No Operating System Required

The only change has been it now runs on an SSD.

:)
 

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Well I see a few things you probably should change. First is the overclocking, if you are having any stability issues the first thing you should do is remove any overclocking and run everything at stock. After doing so format and reinstall Windows again to remove any file corruption that may already be present.

Next is your power supply, it's junk. If you want to keep your PC for a while I'd invest in a quality power supply and possibly one with a higher rating as well. Corsair, Antec, Thermaltake, Seasonic are good brands but also avoid their entry level units as they are for entry level office computers.

The motherboard is compatible with Windows 8, but make sure you are using the drivers & software from the Asus website and not the CD as those will be newer. You may also want to update the BIOS to the latest version, Asus list stability fixes and USB fixes in several of the updates: http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/P8Z68V_LE/#download

What SSD do you have? Have you ensured it has the latest firmware? SSD's are still pretty new and causing numerous problems for some users.
 
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