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I want to reinstall Windows 8 and don't know what to do

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    Windows 7

    I want to reinstall Windows 8 and don't know what to do


    I downloaded and installed Windows 8 on my laptop and after playing around with it, I would really like to do an absolute fresh install and start over. The DVD I ordered at the same time finally arrived today, so my question is can I just insert the DVD and let it install again or should I reinstall Windows 7? I don't think using the DVD will really do a fresh install or am I wrong? I really don't know what to do. Thank you, Nancy

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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Welcome to EightForums.

    Yes, you can do a clean install:
    Clean Install with Windows 8 Upgrade



    If you have a uEFI BIOs:
    UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with
    Than do the Refresh part of above tutorial.
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    Windows 7


    Ok, sounds a bit scarey but I'll do this on the weekend when I have more time to myself and will let you know how I make out. Definitely will have to have tutorial open in front of me......... Nancy
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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    You can print out tutorial, if you would like too.
    Last edited by theog; 22 Nov 2012 at 16:41.
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    Win 8.1 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by oldnotancient View Post
    . The DVD I ordered at the same time finally arrived

    May I ask how many days in too to receive your DVD ? I still have not received mine.


    Thanks!
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    Windows 7


    I ordered my DVD on the 26th of October. Nancy
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