Monthly Archives: August 2012


Installing Windows 8 on Lenovo W520 from USB

A few minor gotchas when installing Windows 8 RTM on my Lenovo W520 – may affect others with Optimus switchable graphics, or other Lenovos. Issues encountered initially include: USB Boot drive not being picked up properly Stuck / hung on “Getting devices ready” during installation (94%) After downloading Win 8 RTM from MSDN these steps […]

Activating Windows 8 Enterprise RTM – 0x8007007B

The Problem I came across the following error message when activating Windows 8 Enterprise x64 RTM en-gb, downloaded from MSDN: “Error 0x8007007B  The File name, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect.” The Solution Using the key provided to you (MSDN etc.) you will need to run the following in an elevated command prompt […]