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Can't install Windows 8 Error =0x80070002

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by Woofwoofcharlie, Jan 16, 2013.

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  1. Woofwoofcharlie

    Woofwoofcharlie Thread Starter

    Jan 14, 2013
    I am really having problems installing Windows 8. I have Windows 7 and I have an ASUS Touch Screen with 80 gigs on C drive, and 600 gigs on D drive. I managed to free up the necessary 20 gigs on the C drive (couldn't figure out how to remove the partition between C and D), and when I try to install Windows 8, I get an error message that says "Setup is unable to launch Install.exe. The system cannot find file specified [Error =0x80070002]."

    Should I just call Microsoft and tell them to refund my purchase of Windows 8?

  2. CLCS


    Dec 22, 2012
    Have you tried a clean install, when I say clean using a dvd or usb and installing a fresh copy? Make sure you backup your files first. I always recommend doing a fresh install over an upgrade install.
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