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  1. #51


    Niles
    Posts : 54
    windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    I don't think I need any help or advice as I'm sure its done. Unless anyone wants to help contribute to the $40 fund for the recovery usb from toshiba.
    I bought recovery dvds from Gateway for $20.
    I have had to use them twice.

    I do not regret spending the $20.
    I suppose I won't regret it either as this has turned in a headache. Lol. I've been using windows since 3.1 and have got into some trouble over the years, but I've always managed to figure it out. There's a lot more involved these days and now that I'm older...I want simple and I guess simple costs $40 haha

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  2. #52


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    If you ever get in a bind again you will have recovery at hand.

    I also keep 2 Macrium Reflect system images on hand now.
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  3. #53


    Penn's Forest
    Posts : 216
    Win8.1 Pro | Win10TP Pro - boot to VHD


    Quote Originally Posted by KYHI View Post
    Bill,
    1. Open an elevated command prompt, and do either step 2 or 3 below for what you would like to do.
    We cant get access - as we don't have admin privlages
    I was afraid of that, yet another miss when reading the thread. I went back and searched for elevated - not found, so I searched for admin. I see where you suggested running a Command Prompt (Admin) and it would not launch.

    Once again I have not helped much, I'm just glad I'm not sending people off on a wild goose chase thanks to you keen eyes
    ... carry on

    Bill
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  4. #54


    Penn's Forest
    Posts : 216
    Win8.1 Pro | Win10TP Pro - boot to VHD


    try OPTION TWO in:
    Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create

    That should work on any PC, you'll need software to burn it.

    ImgBurn should do the trick.
    The Official ImgBurn Website

    Do NOT click on the advertisement Download button at the top.

    Scroll down to the News section and click on the download text link for the version that runs on Vista (the latest might, I don't know for sure)
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  5. #55


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by Slartybart View Post
    try OPTION TWO in:
    Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create

    That should work on any PC, you'll need software to burn it.

    ImgBurn should do the trick.
    The Official ImgBurn Website

    Do NOT click on the advertisement Download button at the top.

    Scroll down to the News section and click on the download text link for the version that runs on Vista (the latest might, I don't know for sure)
    He can't do that either.. Needs Admin Privileges to run media tool.. Already tried that too..
    And his other machine is vista - so it don't work either..

    There is no guide for this... But Thanks..

    Although, I have found the answer he needs.

    Well I think I solved his problem, with him not being able to download and boot his PC..

    I uploaded Windows Recovery Environment ..

    He just needs to download the needed ISO version for his PC and then create recovery media

    Windows 8.1 Recovery Environment 64 Bit - WinREx64 ISO

    Windows 8.1 Recovery Environment 32 Bit - WinREx86 ISO
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  6. #56


    Niles
    Posts : 54
    windows 8.1


    and thats just it. ive got a machine that wont run .exe(s) which is essentially locked. the other machine is a dinosaur that wont open the media creator for windows 8.1 iso because...well...its a dinosaur. lol. i am downloading the 64 bit iso now on the vista now as im typing this. i was about to ask if anyone had an iso file that i could load onto a flash drive, but i didnt know if that was "legal" here. lol plus if there were "risks"
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  7. #57


    Penn's Forest
    Posts : 216
    Win8.1 Pro | Win10TP Pro - boot to VHD


    OPTION TWO and OPTION THREE
    Do not use the Media Creation Tool, they download the ISO from the MS Store.

    But you need a Retail key to download the ISO.

    Downloading and burning images to disc work on ancient machines.



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  8. #58


    Niles
    Posts : 54
    windows 8.1


    I may have got somewhere...I have an erase hard disk screen up now!!! Do I...delete all data and partitions from hard disk? Or....delete and overwrite all sectors on hard disk?
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  9. #59


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    You can force windows recovery by powering on the pc and when windows starts to boot (second logo appears) pull the power plug on the PC or press and hold power button to shut off..

    3 failed attempts to boot windows will trigger windows recovery

    then reset pc..
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  10. #60


    Niles
    Posts : 54
    windows 8.1


    Well, before I left for work I just hit the delete all. It was at 8% after an hour. Hopefully the media I created from your link (thank you so much) will install the os. I figured what the hell...what's the worst that could happen? The factory USB will be here in couple days. Lol. At least I got it to delete!!!
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