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need help with install

  1. #11


    Posts : 7
    windows 8


    So I guess the CD Dell sent me was bad. I downloaded a new iso file and it installed no problem. thanks for your help

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  2. #12


    Posts : 35
    Windows 8 Pro 32 & 64 bit w/ some Linux VMs


    I'm glad it worked for you although my post was deleted. So I have no idea what you are talking about. Yep, complete deniability
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    I do have one quibble.
    illegal torrent link downloads
    How is this illegal? It seems perfectly legal since he had a key. I neither supplied nor encouraged him to pirate windows 8. It is merely a copy of an installation disk. That by itself does nothing without a key. I guess it's like Voldemort don't mention it and it doesn't exist.
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    Good too know.
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  3. #13


    Posts : 7
    windows 8


    For the record, I asked this same question over on the Microsoft forum, and their expert recommended the same fix - download a clean iso file and it will install since I have a valid win 8 key on my new PC (I thought that was the whole point of windows 8-it is practically piracy-proof). Don't worry - it will never happen again. This will be the last machine my household will have that runs windows. As if I needed any prodding to go running back into the arms of linux!
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  4. #14


    Posts : 35
    Windows 8 Pro 32 & 64 bit w/ some Linux VMs


    download a clean iso file and it will install since I have a valid win 8 key on my new PC
    This is funny since M$ doesn't post their iso's except to technet and MSDN which are subscription required services. It is weird that all the replies to posts like this are about Recovery partitions and backup disks. It used to be you could get an unadulterated version of M$'s OS with your purchase of your system. Now you get crappy OEM stuff!
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