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Missing efi files

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    Missing efi files


    Is there a way to get the files needed for win 8.1. I messed up the efi system partition. The PC didn't come with a recovery cd. I can't find the flash drive where I may put the recovery on.

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    Windows 8.1 Pro
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    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    I'm not sure your aware but that download won't accept OEM keys, you need a valid Retail Product Key. If the OP has a factory OEM install he is out of luck for that download.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    I'm not sure your aware but that download won't accept OEM keys, you need a valid Retail Product Key. If the OP has a factory OEM install he is out of luck for that download.
    Noted! I stand (partially) corrected!
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    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    I'm not sure your aware but that download won't accept OEM keys, you need a valid Retail Product Key. If the OP has a factory OEM install he is out of luck for that download.
    Noted! I stand (partially) corrected!
    It's a long thread and you'd have to read though a ways to find that tidbit out. It's a shame really as those users are the ones that need the install media the most. I have no idea why Mocrosoft blocked OEM keys for that download.
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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Welcome to EightForums

    Have you made the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

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




    I would recommend you making the OEM manufacturer's Recovery DVD's or USB drive.
    or
    You can order the Microsoft official OEM Recovery disks from the OEM manufacturer's website.
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    win8.1.1 enterprise


    sounds like the best option is to look really hard for your lost usb drive
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    Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by ndowens View Post
    Is there a way to get the files needed for win 8.1. I messed up the efi system partition.
    Yes, but you need Windows 7/8/8.1 installation media or Windows 8/8.1 recovery USB flash drive.

    Solution to your PC needs to be repaired Error code: 0xc0000225

    1. Diskpart
    2. List volume
    3. Select volume=2 (replace "2" with the number that is associated with the "ESP" label)
    4. assign letter=Z
    5. exit
    6. bcdboot C:\windows /s Z: /f UEFI (replace C: with the volume letter that is named "OS")
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    Yeah I have been looking around for it but can not find it :\ I may just redo my system and say forget it. Just do Linux if the wife won't let me buy windows 8. I would buy the OEM version of Win8 if I could legally do so since I didn't build this system.
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    win8.1.1 enterprise


    contact the manufacture of the computer and see if you can purchase recovery media from them
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