You may experience that DVD drive is not recognized in Windows 8

Symptom: After you install Windows 8, you may find the CD/DVD drive is not recognized.   Resolution: 1. Run Command Prompt as an  Administrator. Type cmd in Windows 8 Metro UI and press cltr+shift+enter 2. Type following and say enter reg.exe add “HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\atapi\Controller0” /f /v EnumDevice1 /t REG_DWORD /d 0x00000001 3. Reboot the system 4….

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Enabling Hyper-V feature in Win8 CP causes failure to boot

Symptom: You installed Windows 8 CP. The Win 8 is running very well. Then you install Hyper-V role.  After the install is complete, it reboots and gets hung at the start of the Windows boot process where the beta fish shows up.  The splash screen typically has a circle of dots.   Resolution: Try the following workaround: -…

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Metro apps won’t start under Windows 8 CP

Symptom: You upgraded from Windows 7 Pro to Windows 8 Consumer Preview, but found the Metro apps won’t start when clicked. Sometimes, the app appears to start, the screen fills up with a green background with the app logo centered, but nothing happens afterwards. You might find the following events when starting Metro Apps: EventId 10010…

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Unable to install any roles or features in Windows Server 8 Beta

Symptom: You installed the Win8 Server Beta without issue, but you are unable to install any roles or features like Hyper-V role. It just fails, no events in the Event Log. You can install Hyper-V role through powershell (e.g. Dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:Microsoft-Hyper-V), but you can not start any VM you created.   Resolution: This is a known issue with…

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Error: “We are not sure what happened, but couldn’t finish installing windows 8 Consumer Preview. We’ve set your PC back to the way it was right before you started.” when you try to install Windows 8 (CP)

Symptom: Customers installed Win8 and got the following error: “We are not sure what happened, but couldn’t finish installing windows 8 Consumer Preview. We’ve set your PC back to the way it was right before you started.”   Resolution: Running setup from the root of the media within an existing Windows installation assumes that you…

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Error: "We couldn’t create a new partition or locate an existing one. For more information, see the Setup log files." when you try to install Windows 8 (CP)

Symptom: You try to install Windows 8 (CP), and encountered the following error: “We couldn’t create a new partition or locate an existing one.  For more information, see the Setup log files.”   Resolution: Try to following methods: 1)Check if you have an SD Card in the system. If you do, you remove it and…

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