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Did you guys change the ISO half way through the night?

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  • I started downloading the 32 bit and 64bit Windows 8 ISOs without the developer tools, when it first came out from dev.windows.com, left it for the night and went to sleep. Looked at it this morning and all seemed well. Except that the SHA hash does not match the download that I downloaded.

    So the question then becomes, did you guys alter the ISO since launch? I wouldn't normally mind but whenever I try to install it, I get "the product key cannot be verified. Please recheck your key". I have tried both the keys outlined at  http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/windowsdeveloperpreviewgeneral/thread/ea402fb2-7192-4599-b999-22ad6b28c55a    a few times but each time with no success, for either the 32 bit or 64 bit download.

    So I assume a faulty download of some kind.

    The SHA hash keys I am getting for the downloads are:

    32 bit:

    MD5               : 71013b7d971c081fc555d02b0b8f8184
    SHA1              : f81f435e91fd82c18065bbf194fcb09904a18235
    CRC32             : c3158252

    File Size         : 3,033,585,664

     

     

    64 bit -

    MD5               : 40e8bf33dc2fc7370a812323897d613a
    SHA1              : aa43739fc49e68a97f39cb543c7178b30a1b6f1d
    CRC32             : a248d5f4

    File Size         : 3,905,548,288

    Any thoughts would be welcome! Many thanks.

    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 8:30 AM

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  • Hi Faceless2009,

    If not already done I would next try to re-download the ISO and Retry.

    If that does not work we would really encourage you to file a bug on this.

    You can file a Setup Bug by joining the connect Site and clicking the Feedback menu and the Feedback Button. We'd like to see the logs for this.

    The instructions for joining Connect are:

    Please visit the Windows Connect site to provide feedback on the Windows Developer Preview release. If you are prompted for an invitation code, please enter the following key. MSDN-76H9-3CFP

    https://connect.microsoft.com/site1147/InvitationUse.aspx?ProgramID=7221&InvitationID=MSDN-76H9-3CFP

    • Marked as answer by Faceless2009 Wednesday, September 14, 2011 9:13 PM
    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 8:29 PM
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  • I did in fact redownload it after posting that, and it seemed to have worked. Thanks for this bit of advice. I don't know what it is I downloaded, or whether they changed it or something at the last minute. Its just that I was trying to avoid having to redownload both of them, as they took a couple of hours to download!

     

    Many thanks for the response though :) I do wonder though, whether other people have downloaded that ISO that was up there originally, and trying to install and getting product key requests, whether they have the right ISO......


    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 9:14 PM

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  • Hi Faceless2009,

    If not already done I would next try to re-download the ISO and Retry.

    If that does not work we would really encourage you to file a bug on this.

    You can file a Setup Bug by joining the connect Site and clicking the Feedback menu and the Feedback Button. We'd like to see the logs for this.

    The instructions for joining Connect are:

    Please visit the Windows Connect site to provide feedback on the Windows Developer Preview release. If you are prompted for an invitation code, please enter the following key. MSDN-76H9-3CFP

    https://connect.microsoft.com/site1147/InvitationUse.aspx?ProgramID=7221&InvitationID=MSDN-76H9-3CFP

    • Marked as answer by Faceless2009 Wednesday, September 14, 2011 9:13 PM
    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 8:29 PM
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  • I also had to download the ISO again. Mine was also corrupted.
    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 9:14 PM
  • I did in fact redownload it after posting that, and it seemed to have worked. Thanks for this bit of advice. I don't know what it is I downloaded, or whether they changed it or something at the last minute. Its just that I was trying to avoid having to redownload both of them, as they took a couple of hours to download!

     

    Many thanks for the response though :) I do wonder though, whether other people have downloaded that ISO that was up there originally, and trying to install and getting product key requests, whether they have the right ISO......


    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 9:14 PM
  • Additional information:

    If redownloading the ISO and reburning doesn't work. Some are having success by clicking skip.

    Please Let us know how that works out.

     BillFill MSFT

    Thursday, September 15, 2011 1:08 AM
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  • Extracted the installer on a USB disk and then proceed to run the installer within my existing Win7. I know this build does not upgrade so I was looking to install in another partition. But the x64 installer asks for Product Key, the one provided in other forum post does not work. There is no Skip button so I can't skip this step. What to do?
    Thursday, September 15, 2011 12:11 PM
  • Saurabh,

    If you are using a USB key then it is likely a different issue.   I would try what Mark Richards mentions in this thread .    You could try formatting the drive with NTFS.

    Hope this helps,

    BillFill - MSFT

    Monday, September 19, 2011 5:36 PM
    Owner
  • If it is of any help, here are the details of 2 of the 3 versions available:

     

    On the DVD, they both have 6 folders named BOOT, EFI, LANGPACKS, SOURCES, SUPPORT, UPGRADE and 4 files named AUTORUN.INF, BOOTMGR, BOOTMGR.EFI, SETUP.EXE. The Product key is stored in \Sources\pid.txt.

     

    1. The Preview x86 (32-bit) has 1525 files and 543 folders (3,098,924.359 bytes).

     

    2. The Preview + Tools x64 (64-bit) has 2041 files and 876 folders (5,293,571,248 bytes).


    • Edited by BurrWalnut Monday, September 19, 2011 6:05 PM
    Monday, September 19, 2011 5:50 PM
  • Hi, guys

    this is how I install windows 8 with a key

    I first use imgburn to burn the iso file to the dvd

    I happily to enter the key( I get error once ) and it says error 

    so I re type(not copy & paste form the official website)

    and its work

    when the happy comes, *removed* problem is coming

    it gets an error because the old dvd drive (output usb ide)have some problems about burning puting some files into it

    so I use 7-zip to extract it as a folder and run it and it gets...

    can someone tell me why it needs to scan the computer for a long long long

    long long long long long long long long long long long long long long long long

    long long long long long long long long long long long long long long long long 

    long long long long long long long long long long long long long long long long time

    why?

    -_-zzzzzzz

    When its ok key is not needed

    hurray

    and its done

    ^_^


    Wednesday, October 5, 2011 1:12 PM