Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums

windows reinstall

  1. #1

    Posts : 26
    windows 8 pro 64bit

    windows reinstall

    my pc is recently affected by i want to reinstall windows 8.when i click on recovery option refresh your pc without affecting your files,this windows appear as shown in imageClick image for larger version.below that option another option exit.reinstall windows to its factory setting.this option also showing the same.what to do next.i installed the windows 8 from bootable pendrive.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2

    Posts : 21,868
    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello kkb,

    That's basically telling you that you need to connect your Windows 8 installation media so that it can use it to do the refresh with. It needs to be connected to be able to do a refresh or reset of Windows 8. That's all.

    Since you were dealing with a virus, I would recommend to boot from your Windows 8 USB, and do a full clean install instead to start fresh to help make sure the system is clean afterwards.

    Clean Install - Windows 8


    Clean Install with Windows 8 Upgrade

    Hope this helps,
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

windows reinstall

Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Windows 10 reinstall
I'm currently running the windows 10 preview and just retired a 1TB drive from another computers Storage pool. Would it be possible to reinstall windows 10 on that drive since the drive that it is currently installed on is 500GB and still keep all my settings and programs etc? If so, how would I...
Installation & Setup
other way to REINSTALL WINDOWS 8?
I've bought a Sony VAIO laptop yesterday and Windows 8 must have installed with faults. The first problem I noticed was no sound. Following the tutorials I found on the audio problems, I discovered the even more serious fault. The troubleshooter seems to be missing, the computer also does not...
Installation & Setup
reinstall windows 8.1
hi everyone I have just upgraded to windows 8.1. When I had windows 8 installed and I wanted to re-install I had the acer management system built in so that I could re-install the system, I don't seem to have this facility in windows 8.1, so if I have a problem now how do I re-install...
Installation & Setup
how to reinstall windows 8?
Okay so I am doing the reset option built in to windows 8 but its taking me almost 3 hours to get to 51%. Is resetting windows 8 almot the same thing as reformatting? I would like to know is there a legal downloadable way to get windows 8 iso like windows 7 iso from digital river? I want to...
Installation & Setup
Help with windows 8 reinstall
I got windows 8 online and I went to try and use the re install feature but its prompting me with this "Some files are missing. Your Windows installation or recovery media will provide these files" But since i got it online I don't have the CD but I do have the product key
Installation & Setup
W8 Media Center Pack - Reinstall After W8 Reinstall?
i've decided to go ahead and reinstall w8pro given my extensive messing around with it has finally caused some quirky, unexpected results - it's a relatively new installation, so it shouldn't be too much of a hassle, didn't get a chance to install a lot of third party programs and such. the thing...
General Support
I want to reinstall Windows 8 and don't know what to do
I downloaded and installed Windows 8 on my laptop and after playing around with it, I would really like to do an absolute fresh install and start over. The DVD I ordered at the same time finally arrived today, so my question is can I just insert the DVD and let it install again or should I...
Installation & Setup

Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook