This is a standard generic installation error, and it could be caused by a number of reasons. In this article, we tried to list the most common causes for this error, and provide solutions for these causes.
“Windows 8 installation has failed” error causes and fixes :
1. USB drive issue
- If you get the error while you are trying to make an installation media on a USB drive, it could be because of the USB drive you are using doesn’t have enough space on it. The USB drive should have minimum free space of 4 GB.
2. Hard drive issue
- Make sure that you have enough disc space on your hard drive. Windows 8 32-bit version requires16 GB of free space, and Windows 8 64-bit requires 20 GB.
3. Hardware drives incompatible issue
- Run your Windows update to make sure that your Windows is up to date.
- Make sure you have the latest drivers by checking your hardware manufacturer’s website.
- Do a hardware clean boot. Disconnect all external hardware, like USB drives, printers, etc.. then reboot the PC . This will minimize the chance of an incompatible device is causing the installation error.
4. User Profiles issues
- Make sure you only have one user account logged in. If you have more than one user logged in, log off and reboot your system.
- Using an administrator account, delete user profiles that are not being used.
5. STOP error
- Stop errors usually display as bluescreen errors. However in some cases these errors are concealed by the generic installation error.
- Try to download and run the System Update Readiness Tool. This tool can fix some of these errors.
6. System requirement
- Make sure your system meets the minimum system requirements for installing Windows 8
Windows 8 system requirements
- Minimum 1 GHz processor that supports PAE, NX, and SSE2
- Minimum 1 GB for 32-bit and 2 GB for 64-bit RAM
- Minimum hard desk space of 16 GB for 32-bit or 20 GB for 64-bit
- MS DirectX 9 graphics device and WDDM driver
7. Third Party Software
- Disable and uninstall all third party installed software.