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Activate windows 8 using Windows RE tools only

  1. #1


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    Fedora and windows 8

    Activate windows 8 using Windows RE tools only


    Hello everyone,
    While playing around with partitions and UEFI, I messed up the recovery partition as well :/ All that is left of the HDD is this
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    The "Windows RE Tools" partition got saved somehow. Can I reinstall windows 8 from an iso and use the data inside Windows RE Tools to register and do stuff the same way it used to be? I just need to have my windows 8 installation (activated) back. Is this possible as explained here:
    https://www.winhelp.us/repair-your-c...windows-8.html

    I am sorry in advance if I left out an important piece of information.
    Thanks guys
    Last edited by Haris; 26 Mar 2015 at 19:59. Reason: misleading title maybe

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  2. #2


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Factory OEM install? If yes, your product code is embedded in the BIOS. If you download the matching Windows 8.1 install media for your version of 8.0, it will use the embedded key automatically and activate online with no issues. Create installation media for Windows 8.1 - Windows Help This install media will use Windows 8.0 and 8.1 product codes, even embedded OEM codes.
    Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create
    UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows
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Activate windows 8 using Windows RE tools only
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