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I hate eight!

  1. #11

    Quote Originally Posted by ComputerJoe View Post
    I can boot a win 8 DVD and browse the recovery and os partitions from a dos prompt. Seems there might be a file that would indicate which version of windows it has installed.

    This all is horse crap! Why isn't there one disk for all versions of 8 and when you enter your product key in the appropriate one is installed.
    I have found 8 a ton easier as far as recovery and license keys.

    I have used the MSDN disc which has both 8 and 8 pro and that has always worked for me.

    With the new Microsoft download having an 8 standard and 8 pro should take care of nearly any machine.

    Call HP or Acer and give them the serial number, they should be able to tell you what OS was on there.

    I did find supporting articles saying 8.1 with Bing doesnt have media available from Microsoft. Save yourself from your OEM

    I agree, way too many flavors. Make 1 media disc and it should work for everything. I have been fortunate to not encounter this 8.x with Bing yet.

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  2. #12

    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit

    The new Microsoft download also has the Single Language version, that's another OEM version that can be hard to find. It's not listed on MSDN, not for me anyway. The media creation tool is a plus plus in my books. No key required to download and it will use OEM keys for install and activation, even OEM embedded keys and Windows 8.0 keys. Same deal with my MSDN ISO's. It gets a from me.
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