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About to install Windows 8, any "Do this before" tips?

  1. #11


    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    I would suggest going into bios & enabling Boot Menu.
    That should activate the F-12 key which can be pressed at startup to get the Boot menu to display.

    And make Restore Points.

    Learn the benefits of sfc /scannow

    And

    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

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  2. #12


    All good tips... just wondering, however,..if you have windows 8 key, why not install the RTM?.. may not be the purists' idea of 'legit' using a leak (albeit identical to the MSDN iso), but Win 8 has a gazillion updates and let's face it..it's old news now.

    ... and Win8.1 accepts the Win8 key... just an option to consider
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  3. #13


    Posts : 19
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    All good tips... just wondering, however,..if you have windows 8 key, why not install the RTM?.. may not be the purists' idea of 'legit' using a leak (albeit identical to the MSDN iso), but Win 8 has a gazillion updates and let's face it..it's old news now.

    ... and Win8.1 accepts the Win8 key... just an option to consider
    Im not sure where you got the idea that it wasnt RTM ? its a fresh legit install of Windows 8.


    Also want to thank everyone who have replied, i got some reading to do!
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  4. #14


    Posts : 959
    Windows 8.1, 10


    Quote Originally Posted by Eneswar View Post
    Im not sure where you got the idea that it wasnt RTM ? its a fresh legit install of Windows 8.
    I think Superfly is suggesting you get hold of a copy of the Windows 8.1 RTM...
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