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New User
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I cannot install windows 8 on my laptop V5 431 tried a lot, it seems that i have waste my money

Your product Acer is useless

Supercomputer Wrangler
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Re: I cannot install windows 8 on my laptop V5 431 tried a lot, it seems that i have waste my money

Good day

 

1. What error message are you getting?

2. Try installing while the  SATA mode is set to AHCI or IDE.

 

Regards,

Freeza

New User
Posts: 1

Re: I cannot install windows 8 on my laptop V5 431 tried a lot, it seems that i have waste my money

i have the problem same too , PC ran Error , _irql_not_less_or_equal and error 0xc0000001

 

how to fix the problem

 

Thanks

Troubleshooter
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Re: I cannot install windows 8 on my laptop V5 431 tried a lot, it seems that i have waste my money

[ Edited ]

I can confirm that anisin84's solution described here
http://community.acer.com/t5/Acer-Notebooks-Netbooks/Cannot-Install-windows-8-on-Brand-newAO-725/m-p...
solves the problem. The error is caused by an incompatibility of the Atheros Wifi card installed in the affected Acer models with the default driver that comes with Windows 8. Removing the card during install, updating the Atheros W-Lan driver via a download from another computer once Windows 8 is running, then replacing the card and rebooting twice is the fix.

 

[edited to comply with guidelines]

 

Note, however, that opening your device may void your warranty. Make sure you know what you are doing!

New User
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Re: I cannot install windows 8 on my laptop V5 431 tried a lot, it seems that i have waste my money

i have the same problem too , PC ran Error , _irql_not_less_or_equal and error 0xc0000001...But i try to install windows 7  it works fine..i got this same Error in 2 accer laptops when i try to install windows 8 pro...can anyone help me to fix this problem....

 

New User
Posts: 3

Re: I cannot install windows 8 on my laptop V5 431 tried a lot, it seems that i have waste my money

Thanks Pholister!!This worked for me on my Acer Aspire E1-531!!!!Hell yeah!!!!!!Smiley LOL 

Im so happy that this issue is gone now!

New User
Posts: 1

Re: I cannot install windows 8 on my laptop V5 431 tried a lot, it seems that i have waste my money

how install?

New User
Posts: 4

Re: I cannot install windows 8 on my laptop V5 431 tried a lot, it seems that i have waste my money

I had this same problem too on my V5 431P. I did manage to install Windows 8, by downloading the Atheros Wifi driver and adding this to the Windows 8 installation. For details on this, visit: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_8-system/windows-8-clean-install-error-0xc0...

 

Now Windows 8 runs just fine, except for one thing: the vga driver doesn't work. I run into this problem: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JOIdAK4kS4. Does anybody have a solution to this?

New User
Posts: 1

Re: I cannot install windows 8 on my laptop V5 431 tried a lot, it seems that i have waste my money

i have the problem same too , PC ran Error , _irql_not_less_or_equal and error 0xc0000001

 

how to fix the problem

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