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required files missing cant make a recovery drive

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    required files missing cant make a recovery drive

    So here my situation; I built my own PC last year and I've done several OS upgrades in that time frame. First I started with windows 7 basic which I then promptly upgraded to 7 ultimate because my university offered upgrades for $7. I then upgraded to 8 when it first came out and then 8.1 too. I put a new SSD in my PC and copied all my 8.1 data on to it I then turned the old SSD in to a second boot drive for OS X. Iím having problems with 8.1. I wanted to create a repair drive to hopefully root out and fix whatever is causing windows explorer to crash. Itís not a virus I've made sure of that. I have a feeling whatever caused this happened when I upgraded to 8.1 and then copied over the SSD. i also have no idea what my product key is for 8.1 pro i just found the email microsoft sent me with my windows 8 key if that helps but i have no disc.

    when i followed the instructions to make a recovery drive it told me that some of the required files are missing and to use a windows installation disc or media which is a problem because all my windows 8 upgrades have been done online. what do you guys suggest?

    also my PC currently doesn't have a disc drive i removed it because i only ever used it to install windows 7 basic(i think).

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