Once I had 2 Windows 7 partitions on my computer my original OS recieved a corrupted winload.exe error, which I quickly fixed by replacing it with the working winload.exe from the new OS.
I booted back into my original and tried installing 12.8 just to see if anything was different. I didn't uninstall it.
To my surprise, instead of a failed installation, I get a "complete installation", but with "warnings" before the installation occurred, and this appears with a yellow question mark.
So basically my situation "upgraded" from a FAILED installation to an INCOMPLETE installation. Everything except AMD APP SDK Runtime has managed to install. Which is totally bizarre because I did absolutely nothing to my computer except installing a second installation of Windows 7 on another partition and fixing the boot error by replacing the corrupted winload.exe.
My issue is MOSTLY fixed.
Edit: Now Windows thinks it's not a genuine copy after I restart. Another random issue with an easy solution.
Edit 2: winload.exe corrupted again...
Edit 3: Well luckily my original OS isn't stuck in a error loop of winload.exe and windows genuine. I forgot to mention I did try following this guide and uninstalled all my visual c++ redistributables, which have yet to be reinstalled
Edited by Bitech - 8/27/12 at 12:40am