Windows 8 - Installation problem

#1
Hello!
I have windows 7 and I tried to install Windows 8, but every time I got the message: "Windows Installer has stopped working"

Please answer how to fix this problem.
Thanks!
 


Saltgrass

Excellent Member
Microsoft Community Contributor
#2
You might go into a little more detail about how you are installing. Are you doing a download install over Windows 7 or do you have the Windows 8 DVD? The more info about the process and your system, the more likely someone might see a potential problem.

You might run a System File check on Windows 7 to make sure it is in good shape prior to running the upgrade. Open an Administrative command prompt and type sfc /scannow and let us know if it show anything that cannot be repaired.
 


davehc

Essential Member
Premium Supporter
#3
As Saltgrass asks - Are you trying to install from Windows 7, or from an install DVD?
If the former, Have a look in the Windows 7 services (run Services.msc)
Scroll down and change the Windows installer to Automatic.
See if that works for you.
 


Robertwav1

Active Member
#4
Also check what your installing. 32 bit software? 64 bit requires a 64 bit processor. You didn't state what type of PC your using.
 


davehc

Essential Member
Premium Supporter
#5
Methinks he's gone
 


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