Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums

Refresh PC

  1. #1


    UK
    Posts : 74
    Windows 8.1 Pro, 64 bit

    Refresh PC


    Hi All

    The attachment says it all. Trying to refresh my laptop but keep getting the same message on BOTH PC and laptop, pc running 8.1 pro 32 bit, laptop running 8.1 pro 64 bit both I may add with different keys bought direct from Microsoft when it was windows 8 and then a free update.

    Am I missing something basic?

    Cheers



    Click image for larger version

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Posts : 43
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    I get this issue as well huge pain in the ass
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    You will need the Windows 8.1 media,as you updated to Windows 8.1.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    UK
    Posts : 74
    Windows 8.1 Pro, 64 bit


    Hi theog

    Have read more about this problem and I think I leave it, even Microsoft technicians are having problems with this. Its to do with having a license for 8 and then trying to download media with 8.1 running too complicated for an old fart like me lol

    Thanks for the replies

    Rich
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Take a look at those posts for more info.

    Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create

    How to download Windows 8.1 ISO with a Windows 8 key.
    How to download the Windows 8.1 ISO

    Activate retail Windows 8.1 with Windows 8 Product key.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6


    UK
    Posts : 74
    Windows 8.1 Pro, 64 bit


    Hi theog

    Does this mean I have to go back to 8 and then reinstall 8.1, do you think its better to wait for windows 8.2 early in 2014
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #7


    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by vidanova View Post
    Hi theog

    Does this mean I have to go back to 8 and then reinstall 8.1, do you think its better to wait for windows 8.2 early in 2014
    NO, it means you can if you wish to, install Windows 8.1 & ACTIVATE with the Windows 8 key.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #8


    UK
    Posts : 74
    Windows 8.1 Pro, 64 bit


    I tried this but it would not recognise my bought and paid for key, so had to use phone to generate a key a right pain in the arse!
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  9. #9


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    Quote Originally Posted by vidanova View Post
    a right pain in the arse!
    computers and OS always were ,lol
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Refresh PC
Related Threads
From Refresh to latest in Windows Updates & Activation
Win 8, Asus SE200 notebook Having just performed a refresh to finally rid myself of a corrupt component store (after many efforts, fixes and different error codes), and having Auto Updates set to 'never', I've been manually checking for updates this morning. 407 important updates have been...
Help With PC Refresh in General Support
My PC had Win 7, I bought the upgrade for Win 8. I've now updated to 8.1 I'm trying to refresh and it says insert media as files are missing. I've then downloaded the setup assistant and it says my key is valid. Then it says it can't connect to the internet. But I can. I did a ping...
Windows 8.1 Having a problem trying to run exe's. Adware Cleaner, AdwCleaner.exe fails. CCleaner, ccsetup410.exe works. Junk Removal Tool, jrt.exe fails, Malwarebytes mbam-setup.exe works. This just started. "A required privilege is not held by the client" when I try to open the above. ...
cannot refresh my pc win 8,1 in General Support
my computer is running sluggish so i want to refresh it in pc settings where it says refresh pc without affecting files but i git a message that says insert media some files are missing when i put in mr win 7 or 8 or 8.1 dvd it says wrong media what can i do to fix this or what do they mean...
Solved refresh in Performance & Maintenance
I read an article that advised doing the following. " To refresh my pc 8.1, just make your own recovery option. run cmd as admin type recimg /createimage c:\refreshimage " Before I do that, what happens after this runs?
Solved Windows.old after refresh in General Support
I did a system refresh and I noticed a 'windows.old' folder that contained all my programs. Is it safe to copy it back to my programs directory or should I reinstall these programs and delete windows.old?
Solved PC refresh in Performance & Maintenance
I am thinking of trying the new Windows PC refresh feature. But I need to understand what it does. It is supposed to keep your data. But what data does it mean? I have a lot of software installed on my 90 day version of RTM install. Does that mean all of my programs will need reinstalling? ...
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook