This post will help you fix an issue where the upgrade to Windows 8 or even a clean installation of Windows 8 fails with or without error.Your Windows 8 installation might fail with error : Windows 8 Installation has failed. This can happen due to a number of reasons. Some of the possible solutions are mentioned herein that might help you solve this issue.
Windows 8 Upgrade from previous Windows versions
Method 1 : Update Readiness Tool
The first step should be to run the Windows 8 Update readiness tool. Click here to download
. This will check if there are any update errors in your system and will fix them. This is one of the pre-installation steps that ensure a cleaner and stable windows 8 installation.
Method 2 : Security Software
Method 3 : Clear your Temp folder:
To do this, Go to run ( Windows logo key + R)
Type in %temp% and press Enter
Select all the files and folder inside the temp folder ( CTRL + A ) & Press Delete
Method 4: Hardware clean boot
Method 5 : If the installation still fails:
Make sure you are using only one user account and no other account is logged on.
You can also choose to delete other user accounts that you might not be using.
Make sure your Computer updated fully. Run Windows Update to check.
Remove any non-essential hardware devices attached to your computer ( Printer, scanner, external hard disk etc.)
Make sure you have adequate hard disk space to upgrade to Windows 8
Make sure you have enough RAM.
Scenario 2 : Clean Install of Windows
Check the Minimum requirements for Installing Windows 8
- Processor: 1 GHz or faster processor
- RAM: 1 GB (32-bit) | 2 GB (64-bit)
- Hard disk space: 16 GB (32-bit) | 20 GB (64-bit)
- Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver
Check if your computer is Windows 8 Compatible
Make sure the Media ( DVD / USB ) is working correctly
Check your Hard disk drive for errors ( if this is a old hard disk drive and has partitions, it is advisable that you backup your data and delete all current partitions and creates new ones for Installing Windows 8 )
If this is a laptop, Check and make sure you install Windows with Power Adapter plugged in
If this is a desktop, check your SMPS ( PSU ) unit.
If the Windows 8 Installation still fails, you can use the comment section to notify me & I’ll try to solve your problem.