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When I installed Win 8 Customer Preview last week, the installer kept failing around 35% complete. I was installing it on an Acer W500 that was already running the Developer Preview (which installed without a single hiccup).

The solution ended up being something simple, I removed the SD card from the tablet. Once it was removed, the install went smoothly.

Before stumbling across the solution, I tried all of the following (to no avail):

  • Tried installing from different flash drives
  • Tried using different USB ports
  • Tried installing from an external USB drive
  • I even made a trip to a local store and bought an external USB DVD drive

I don’t know if this is specific to my machine or to the W500, but removing the SD card before install takes very little effort and might save you from a failed install (or two, or three, or…)

Posted on Sunday, March 4, 2012 11:48 AM | Back to top


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