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Factory Reset Win 8 without Disc

  1. #1


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    windows 8

    Factory Reset Win 8 without Disc


    I upped from 7 to 8 via OTA download. Set up, set up passord(admin), etc. and decided I didn't like and want to do a Factory reset so I can sell.

    I did the microsoft $39.95 special, and hve no disc.

    Can I factory reset, and how please.

    Many thanks,

    Bob
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  2. #2


    Hi, welcome to the forums, go to settings, change PC settings and select "Remove everything and reinstall windows".
    Click image for larger version

    EDIT:
    You can create a DVD with the .iso image you have downloaded( link is in the email received):
    Create Bootable USB or DVD with Windows 8 ISO
    Last edited by brummyfan; 17 Jan 2013 at 09:18 AM. Reason: Additional info
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  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    windows 8


    Tried that, get message: some files are missing, insert media ...
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    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 5,332
    Windows 8.1 Pro + MC 64 Bit


    Factory reset to Windows 7? On what make and model of PC? Is the factory installed recovery partition still there? If you are trying to go back to Windows 7 you may have to do this. Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 - Windows 7 Forums
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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    information   Information
    We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
    & made the Startup Repair CD.
    startup repair disc-create


    Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?
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  6. #6


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    windows 8

    wind 8, not 7


    8 not 7

    Sorry
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  7. #7





    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 5,332
    Windows 8.1 Pro + MC 64 Bit


    You can go back and redownload Windows 8 again. There is also an option to burn a disk in there.
    http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...ad.html?filter
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