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Win 8.1 need hard media, how to know which CD to get?

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    Win 8.1 need hard media, how to know which CD to get?

    I bought laptop with Win 8 on it, upgraded to I have corruption that requires the orignial media to help fix. I don't have a hard CD media...(wish those still came with new PCs..sigh...)

    So how do I know which CD I need? Magic Jelly Bean gave me this (and more that I won't post outright)

    Windows 8.1
    Product Part No.: [8]X18-15
    Installed from 'OEM' media



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    Windows 10

    How to clean install Windows 8.1 if you have an OEM computer with UEFI firmware (BIOS) embedded Windows 8 product key?


    Have you tried this? -> Reset your PC from the manufacturer recovery partition. You don't need Windows 8/8.1 DVD/USB/ISO.

    Reset Windows 8

    Reset Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 from within Windows 8 and Windows 8.1
    5. If you have Windows 8.1 or Windows RT 8.1

    A) On the left side in PC settings, click/tap on Update & Recovery. (see screenshot below)

    B) On the left side in Update & Recovery, click/tap on Recovery, click/tap on the Get started button under the Remove everything and reinstall Windows section on the right side, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)

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    I don't want to destroy everything I have, I just want to have the repair find the files it needs...Reset is not an option. And the fact that it's now 8.1 from the download makes it seems worse.
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    Posts : 879
    Windows 10


    How to download and clean install Windows 8.1 if you have an OEM computer with UEFI firmware (BIOS) embedded Windows 8/8.1 product key? -> link
    Last edited by genet; 10 Nov 2014 at 16:41.
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  5. #5

    Ugh...what a mess....thanks microswift...not...

    Thanks, genet, though, sincerely...
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Win 8.1 need hard media, how to know which CD to get?

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