When I try to install windows 8 dev preview on my computer (as opposed to a VM) after having formatted the hdd (therefore no working OS installed) it stops on "expanding files" at 4% and after a while I get an error message:
"Windows cannot install required files. The file may be corrupt or missing. Make sure all files required for installation are available, and restart the installation.
Error code: 0x80070017"
Does this mean I'm missing drivers? I have the disc that came with my (Vista) PC called "Drivers and Utilities" if I can get them from there. There is no way for me to reinstall vista.
Thanks in advance,
Sup Spike (Cool name
I ran into the same error when I first downloaded the dev preview... After hours of struggling I read somewhere that it was possible that the download was corrupt, I landed up re-downloading the ISO and wala it worked. I should of guessed after I couldn't use the USB installer, because it kept bringing up errors why it couldn't write to the USB. So I would recommend that you download it again and see if it makes a difference.
- Some tips around the web after you've downloaded a fresh one is, try use a USB installer (I used this one: http://www.microsoft..._usbdvd_dwnTool
) but I see other people have better experiences with (http://www.pendrivel...-easy-as-1-2-3/
I cannot confirm if the second one works, but I would recommend trying out the one from Microsoft first.
- If you want to write the ISO to disk write it at 4x speed.
I really hope that that will solve the problem, if not come back and we will try something new. Also a big RECOMMEND do NOT use Windows 8 Developer Preview as your main operating system, there's still tones of bugs and it's not very stable... After all that time trying to get it installed I managed to get it to boot, but I can't count how many BSOD's I got when running it, I had tones of driver issues! But good luck with your installation and have fun, I am looking forward to see where Windows 8 will finish off. I heard something about a Customer/Consumer Preview (Haven't really looked into it much though)
Edit: LOL, just saw post on Consumer Preview: http://www.geekstogo...-date-feb-29th/
Edited by spike_hacker_inc, 05 March 2012 - 06:58 AM.