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bk T
27-10-2012, 07:46 AM
Downloaded the Win 8 Upgrade yesterday, burnt it to DVD, all fine.

Took it out and tried to install it on a test machine, after a long, wait, (much longer than Win7 install), the Windows Setup pops up this Window:

"Select the driver to install

Load driver

A media driver your computer needs is missing, This could be a DVD, USB or Hard disk driver. If you have a CD, DVD or USB flash drive with the driver on it,
please insert it now.

Note: if the installation media for Windows is in the DVD drive or on a USB drive, you can safely remove it for this step.

[Browse] [OK] [Cancel] "

Cannot continue from there without the 'required' driver! no good, no good.

What the heck is all this about? This test machine was running Win 7 happily using another HDD.

Speedy Gonzales
27-10-2012, 07:55 AM
Here's the same prob (http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_cp-windows_install/installing-windows-8-error-msg-a-dvd-driver-your/4ecc4d8e-4ab0-4c8b-b9d3-3173d99b49bb)

And a possible fix here (http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=89567).

1. What browser did you use, to get it??

2. How big is the ISO?

3. Is the hdd formatted in FAT32 or NTFS?

4. It looks like this prob used to happen on pre-RTM versions of Windows 8 (the preview versions). Are you sure you downloaded the right version / upgrade??

27-10-2012, 08:05 AM
What the heck is all this about? This test machine was running Win 7 happily using another HDD. Unfortunately, that doesn't mean anything.

I did mention this earlier on that the RTM is different set of spec's to the trials and windows 7. This post - http://pressf1.pcworld.co.nz/showthread.php?127210-Installing-Windows-8-on-older-hardware-be-careful&highlight=heads As the article Speedy linked, could be a dud download.

What browser did you use to download it ? Found in the past that if you dont use IE sometimes theres a problem. (not always though)

bk T
27-10-2012, 08:09 AM
1. Was using the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant to do all the order and downloading.
2. The ISO is ~2.6 GB
3. HDD was formatted in NTFS

Looks like it's going to become Win ME's brother!

27-10-2012, 08:28 AM
Not really, Sometimes a New OS wont install on all hardware for some reason.

I got a couple of PC's here that are older, the preview of W8 and W7 installed fine, the RTM wont, yet the same DVD installs perfectly on other PC's.

About to try my media center today with one of the upgrades I brought yesterday, that runs the Preview W8 or W7 OK.

Just relating to the ISO size, mine shows in its properties as 2.63 GB (2,831,089,664 bytes).

Just curious, #3 - was it an upgrade or fresh install you tried?

Yesterday just for the hell of it, wiped a drive (not even formatted) and the upgrade media /Key installed fine as a fresh install, didn't ask for any previous versions. Didn't activate it, as it was the one for the media center I mentioned earlier.

Edited: Just found the following post on the Technet Forums, same sort of problem, ( with Vista) but it may apply - have a read of all the answers, some good suggestions ( and easy fixes to try) http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/itprovistasetup/thread/4d906f85-7650-4eff-8bd2-13ec2b0bd2ae/ (scroll down to the user bfulleruk - the answers start after that)

bk T
27-10-2012, 08:41 AM
Was trying a fresh install.

Just to experiment, I plugged in an External USB DVD drive and re install. This time it went right through, but still took longer time than Win7 to complete the installation.

Looks as if Win 8 doesn't like my older DVD drive - a bit fussy, eh?

Anyway, Windows loading seems to be faster than Win7. will spend sometime to play with it this weekend.

27-10-2012, 10:51 AM
Looks like a DVD drive not being liked.

Dont we just love learning curves and the odd minor "bug" in the system :D lol