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How to restore my windows 8 OS ?

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Windows 7

    How to restore my windows 8 OS ?


    Hi guys,

    I have ASUS Vivobook S551LB. The first time I purchased it, it was installed and configured well by Windows 8.
    But, I had it formatted and cleared all partitions in it in order to install Windows 7 and Ubuntu.
    Since all the drivers are unavailable in Windows 7, I decided to reinstall my Windows 8.
    I read all forums say that I could only install it if I have the backups.
    Is there anyway for me to restore my windows 8?

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    Posts : 879
    Windows 10


    How to download and clean install Windows 8.1 if you have an OEM computer with UEFI firmware (BIOS) embedded Windows 8/8.1 product key. -> link
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Windows 7


    Hi genet, thanks for your solution.
    I have downloaded the media installation creation tool, and everything worked fine.
    But my problem hasnt been solved since I don't have the product key. Now I am just trying to contact my manufacturer to ask where they stored the information, since I couldn't find it anywhere.
    Thanks for your reply btw, It's really helpful.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 879
    Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by vadz View Post
    But my problem hasnt been solved since I don't have the product key.
    How to download and clean install Windows 8.1 if you have an OEM computer with UEFI firmware (BIOS) embedded Windows 8/8.1 product key. -> link

    Note: If you have an OEM computer with UEFI firmware (BIOS) embedded Windows 8/8.1 product key, the Windows 8.1 installer should automatically detect product key from UEFI firmware (BIOS).

    Note: If you get prompted to enter a product key, it means that you have the wrong installation media and that's when the Windows 8.1 installer can't detect Windows 8/8.1 product key from UEFI firmware (BIOS).
    edit:

    Note: After the installation is completed, Windows 8.1 will be activated automatically, if the internet connection is up and running (see screenshot below).

    Last edited by genet; 22 Jun 2015 at 06:56.
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