Windows 8 Pro Pack install failing

I have a new Lenovo Thinkpad Twist laptop and I have tried to install the Windows 8 Pro Pack three times and each install fails after about 15 minutes.
Cannot seem to get through to microsoft live support either.

Solution:
I got it to install with help from MS support. Here are the steps:
1. Search for "msconfig" and start the app.
2. Under the general tab select "diagnostic startup".
3. click OK.
4. Restart machine once.
5. After restart. Initiate windows upgrade. 
6. After successful upgrade, return to msconfig and reset setting to "normal startup".

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I am having the same issue on Lenovo Yoga tried several times.  Microsoft Support told me to reinstall the factory image which I did twice and was unsuccessful.

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me too on my yoga 13. about ready to throw thru window. does not work with windows home server 2011 either....

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I'm having the same issue!  New Lenovo Yoga 13, paid for my Windows 8 Pro Pack, and it won't install.  It fails over and over again, super frustrating.  Anybody heard of any fixes?

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I got it to install with help from MS support. Here are the steps:
1. Search for "msconfig" and start the app.
2. Under the general tab select "diagnostic startup".
3. click OK.
4. Restart machine once.
5. After restart. Initiate windows upgrade. 
6. After successful upgrade, return to msconfig and reset setting to "normal startup".

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I got it to install with help from MS support. Here are the steps:
1. Search for "msconfig" and start the app.
2. Under the general tab select "diagnostic startup".
3. click OK.
4. Restart machine once.
5. After restart. Initiate windows upgrade. 
6. After successful upgrade, return to msconfig and reset setting to "normal startup".

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This did not work me on the Yoga 13.  The key can't be validated when I start up in diagnostic mode - I assume one of the services required is shut down that validates the key.  The key validates fine when I go in with normal startup but install fails.

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here is the solution that worked for me. Tony D on the Lenovo forum got it working.

 

" I used MSConfig, went to services, checked "hide Microsoft", then unchecked everything that wasn't from Intel.  Clicked OK, rebooted, retried the upgrade and it WORKED!  WooHoo!  Once back up I ran MSConfig (go to desktop, windows key + R, type "MSConfig" in the run box) and set it to normal startup."

 

I think that it is related to the way Lenovo configs their systems and the Bloatware they install.

 

Give it a shot, and let everyone know if it works.

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Thank you very much for the fast response this solution worked for me.

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" I used MSConfig, went to services, checked "hide Microsoft", then unchecked everything that wasn't from Intel.  Clicked OK, rebooted, retried the upgrade and it WORKED!  WooHoo!  Once back up I ran MSConfig (go to desktop, windows key + R, type "MSConfig" in the run box) and set it to normal startup."


Thanks so much!  This worked for my Lenovo Yoga 13.

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This worked for my 13" Yoga, thanks so much.

But, the touchscreen no longer works :(

Any ideas?

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Last updated March 24, 2018 Views 2,931 Applies to: