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Win8 on iMac "Windows couldn't load correctly"

Posted on 2013-06-02
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Hi,

I've installed win8pro on my imac, this is the only OS on it, and has been installed by just booting onto the USB installer and making a partition during the installer).

However, when I start up, i get to a "Automatic Repair" dialogue saying: "Windows couldn't load correctly. System Restore can try to restore your PC to an earlier point in time when it worked correctly. This repair will not change personal data, but it might remove some apps that were recently installed. You cannot undo this process."

I've tried to do a clean install of win8 again, but the same problem occurred. Any thoughts of where I'm going wrong? Is it a partition thing?
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On my iMac I had to download drivers before installing.  It was a pain so I went to parallels.

What version of iMac do you have?
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I resolved this issue by first installing OSX, and then through "Boot Camp Assistant" making a windows partition which I was able to install win8 to.
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Great.  How well does it perform on the iMac?  

I think without touch screen any benefit is lost.
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It is very responsive.

N.B. A touch screen isn't the only reason for getting a windows 8 setup in place... ;-)
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