Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by TziMmys, Sep 18, 2012.
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There is 2nd setup.exe file within \Sources\ directory on the Win8 installation media, which doesn't check for PAE/NX/SSE2...
Thanks for trying, but the pc I was trying to install win 8 did not had a dvd rom, so I had to do this. So, the only solution is to find a way to do what I ask. Thank you though again.
Edit, I am not allowed to post link, so I just installed win to a drive with coping files in it and run the proper commands, but I get the check error.
The computer will refuse to boot without nx bit though. On the first reboot after installing from sources\setup.exe, (when "Windows Setup" is added to the bootloader), you get error 0x0000005b. This is where I'm stuck, I'm curious if anyone has found a way around it.
What CPU do you have?
It's not my primary PC, but I'm trying to get it to work on an Athlon XP 2500+ (no nx bit), with 2GB RAM. The system runs Windows 7 fine. I have a hunch that Microsoft wants to enforce requiring an nx bit for security reasons, not technical ones, and it may be able to be overcome. I tried adding "nx AlwaysOff" to the BCD entry for Windows Setup, but no dice, same error.
I'll test it for fun with old notebook iP4 3,06Ghz, 2GB RAM...
I'm waiting for all complaints of these who are still running an XP since years or even W7 and were told, that they can upgrade to 8. Probably most/many of them are using machines which do not meet the 8 requirements.
Asus P5S800-VM Mainboard, Intel 3.06 MHz P4 CPU, 2 GB DDR (1) 400 Memory running with Windows 8 Professional 32bit very well! MB fro 2006 Socket 775!
Asus P4S800-MX with Intel P4-3.2MHz, Memory SD 512 MB x 2 = 1 GB running Windows 8 32 bit better that Windows XP! Mb from 2001 Socket 478!
For me that just tell that Windows 8 works on old Hardware very well, even better than Windows 7. I use that later machine for to testing PHP and other apps to see that those apps running well on low power! Also use for to regenerate and fine test HDD's after they having shown problems.
So, NO Complaints from my site.
guy...i'm install win8 with my pc only 512mb ram, prossesor intel celeron 2 core 1.67hz
method: boot from your dvd or usb installer, continued till select language, click next till install, hold shift button plus F10, cmd will coming then search setup file on source folder....good luck
You have really installed W8RTM on iP4? It should not work as the CPU doesn't have NX bit (it has SSE2, I am not sure about PAE). Did you skipped the check and installed W8 without problems?
I think some later iP4 have it. From wiki:
My 2003 pentium 4 CPU 3.0 ghz w/o NX, run DVD setup or working Windows to go USB HDD both get 5D
Root Setup check for NX and the Setup from source is just turn on NX if the default Bios was disable.
any CPU from 2003 or before with no NX are unable to run Win 8,
hopefully someone can come out a bypass solution.
No one yet, ha? It would really be great that we could install win8 at any machine we would like.
Well, we've gotten past your initial problem, getting the installer to run, but on the first reboot for "Windows Setup" we're still stuck with error 0x0000008b on non-nx-bit CPUs. Hopefully this will get more attention as Win 8 is released and someone will come up with a workaround
The question should be:
Is the check for NX bit only is whilst installation ?
Or is the check for NX bit is every time whilst booting ?
Install Windows 8 on a newer machine (with NX bit) on an USB flash stick; 8 GB USB stick is enough for 32 bit version - 16 GB is enough for 64 bit.
After complete installation plug in the USB stick into the older machine (without NX bit). Will it run ?
Connect your HDD from the older machine (without NX bit) to a newer machine (with NX bit)
Install Windows 8 on the newer machine
Reconnect your HDD to the older machine. Will it run ?
Personally I dont have the pc any more, so I can not try these.
Clever, now it is the for you to post the results.
I did a quick test and debugged a boot to winpe on one of these crappy cpu's (6 year odl P4). Turns out the crash was initiated from the kernel, which means the check is placed rather centrally. Good luck hunting..
i read that win 8 home and pro will not have pae nx checks. but, pro version have it, and home version isn't released yet.