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    Windows 8 64 Bit

    Windows 8 Install

    I have a Gateway DX4870-UB318 that came preloaded with Windows 8 64 Bit. Prior to purchasing this I bought the upgraded Windows 8 Pro upgrade for a laptop. I did not like it on the laptop and took it off. Last night I was restoring the Gateway to factory settings and the power went off. So, now the PC is stuck in limbo. It keeps trying to repair but never does regardless of what I do. I did make a back up of the system restore feature but that does not help either. So, I decided to just start fresh. I was going to install Windows 8 Pro that I purchased earlier. I tried to install the Windows 8 Upgrade on my Work PC that is also 64 Bit. I entered the product key and then the program ended. The error message is "Download did not complete successfully. The Download task did not complete. The data is invalid."

    My question is: What can I do? I really want a nice install of Windows 8. I have added memory and a video card to the Gateway. How do I get a fresh install on it? Should I install an old version of Windows 7 and then upgrade? Why is the Download not working on the work PC? Anyone have any ideas?


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  2. #2

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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.
    Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
    System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8

    You can use the Acer version of
    Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
    warning   Warning
    Deleting the Recovery Partition is NOT RECOMMENDED

    Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

    You can order OEM Recovery disks from your OEM manufacturer's website.
    Most OEM's will ship Recovery DVD's for FREE, (may be a postage fee)

    How to make Acer Recovery disks.

    Using Acer Recovery Management to Restore Windows 8

    Create a Packard Bell Factory Default Backup in Windows 8

    Windows 8 - Create a Factory Default Backup - Acer Recovery Management - YouTube
    Windows 8 - Create a Drivers and Applications Backup - Acer Recovery Management - YouTube
    Windows 8 - Restore Windows With a USB Recovery Drive - YouTube

    You can Order Acer recovery disks from here:
    Acer | Recovery Media
    Check in Accessories
    or check the main web site.
    Acer Worldwide - Select your local country or region
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  3. #3

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    Windows 8 64 Bit

    I have the recovery cd's but they do not help. It is just an endless loop of "Repairing" and never actually repairs.
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    if you are still blank with any supportive idea to your case you may better find it over the web as it's better to reach at some accurate help rather than just guesses .. may also try on technical support number of your system vendor..
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