Windows 8.1 Setup.exe Closes Almost Instantly

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by qwerties, Apr 24, 2014.

  1. qwerties

    qwerties MDL Novice

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    Hi, when I try to open windows 8.1 setup.exe on the mounted iso which i got from the murph78 page, the blue windows 8 logo appears for about a second before disspearing, if i run setup.exe inside the sources folder, the blue window with "setup is copying files" appears, but then it changes to "setup.exe is starting" and closes as well. I tried running the setup with /auto:upgrade but that didn't help.

    The iso is Windows 8.1 with Update (multiple editions) (x64).

    Can anyone help me with why it is I cant run the exe without it closing? I tried it mounted through both daemon tools and through the regular windows explorer but with the same result.
     
  2. FaiKee

    FaiKee Misinformation spreader

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    If you have another win8/8.1 ISO, replace the install.wim in the ISO with the install.wim from murphy's ISO.

    If you don't, tell us:
    - what's in murphy's ISO, install.wim or install.esd?
    - what windows you are running.
    :p
     
  3. murphy78

    murphy78 MDL DISM Enthusiast

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    verify your hash with the msdn downloads listing and shut down any anti-virus programs
     
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  4. qwerties

    qwerties MDL Novice

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    #4 qwerties, Apr 24, 2014
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    Thanks for the reply, i have another windows 8.1 install iso which also wouldnt open, and a windows 8 iso which does, im copying the installl.wim from murphys iso into it and ill try that now, and i'm running windows 8 pro, i believe.

    Edit: Yep it worked, thanks man. So weird i had to use the windows 8 iso to get it to start.

    Edit 2: spoke too soon, gave an error at the last step of the install saying it couldnt complete due to a corrupted install file, but im booting into windows 8 anyway to see what happens

    Edit 3: Yep, seems to work only everything was left in windows.old instead of transferred over, nothing i cant probably do myself
     
  5. FaiKee

    FaiKee Misinformation spreader

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    Fine, I thought I would have passed the ball back to murphy. :D