Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


Harddisk is formatted, can i reinstall windows 8- Needhelp

  1. #1


    Posts : 5
    windows 8 pro

    Harddisk is formatted, can i reinstall windows 8- Needhelp


    Few days back, i upgraded windows 7 to windows 8 with digital download from microsoft website and i loaded that downloaded file into DVD for safety purpose.
    Due to mother board failure, i replaced new mother board and the corresponding technician totally formatted my HDD.
    Now i want to install windows 8 again, can i use that DVD which i loaded digital download file.
    Need your help

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Shiv, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    If that was a Windows 8 ISO file that you burned to the DVD, then yes you will be able to boot from the DVD to do a clean install with it.

    Create Bootable USB or DVD with Windows 8 ISO


    Clean Install with Windows 8 Upgrade
    Last edited by Brink; 16 Nov 2012 at 17:53.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    I don't know if that will work - you may have trouble if win8 doesn't sniff a qualifying os on the machine.

    I don't know if Shawn will show you a way round that.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    I don't know if that will work - you may have trouble if win8 doesn't sniff a qualifying os on the machine.

    I don't know if Shawn will show you a way round that.
    Yeah, for the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant, you must legally (by EULA) have a qualifying OS installed to run it in to get the ISO. Once you have the ISO, you can use the ISO how you like as long as you abide by the EULA.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Harddisk is formatted, can i reinstall windows 8- Needhelp
Related Threads
i was unaware that by making partitions in my ideapad z500 it will destroy the one key recovery. i made partitions in my hdd and my OKR was gone. After a while my windows start chrashing i guess it was some problem in registry. i formatted my system and with the help of rufus(which made my usb...
I accidentally formatted a pre-installed Windows 8 setup (formatted the entire hard drive). As it was pre-installed, I didn't get the installation disk as well. Is there any way by which I can retrieve somehow my Windows back?
win8 and harddisk problem in Drivers & Hardware
Hello everybody. I have installed my new Win8 and it seems it is in conflict with my second harddrive - WDC WD3200AAKB-00WHA0. When the drive is plugged in, Win8 won't start at all, when I remove it, Win8 boots normally (from my first harddrive). BIOS settings are correct, the first booting...
Hi, My laptop crapped out so I formatted the hard drive. It used to have Vista Premium but I don't have the restore disks. My CD ROM drive it not working so I only have access to a USB flash drive. I now have Windows 8 Pro installed on my desktop and would like it on my laptop. Is there any...
Yeah... So I'm trying to install W8 dual boot with W7, and when in the setup file (following this guide; step 6D, the installation: https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/2344-dual-boot-installation-windows-8-windows-7-vista.html ) - after entering the serial and agreeing with the terms - When it's...
Solved Driver or harddisk error? in Drivers & Hardware
Have windows 7 and Windows 8 installed on seperate SSD's. I'm also having 2 harddisks in the PC. After running Windows 8, and booting into Win7, chkdsk want's to check all the logical disks completely. It never finds any error, but it is very annoying. How do I prewent this from happen? It is...
usb harddisk bootable from windows 7 in Installation & Setup
HI.. I want to make an usb windows8 harddisk bootable. Guide me please. I am running windows7 right now.
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook