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Clean install help please.

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8

    Clean install help please.


    Hi, i am currently running Windows 8 on this laptop which was installed from online as i had an upgrade code from Windows 7. I have just purchased a new laptop and wish to give this to my brother. I would like to perform a format and clean install of Windows 8 so that the laptop is as new when he receives it.

    Considering i do not have a disk or a Windows 8 install on a drive etc.. How would i go about doing this?

    I appreciate your time and help, kind regards.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Welcome to EightForums.

    1) https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...ad-create.html

    No need to reinstall old Windows install.

    2) Clean the HD Drive, using Step one in this tutorial:
    SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation - Windows 7 Help Forums

    3) Clean Install with Windows 8 Upgrade


    How to use Drive Options.
    Partition the Hard Drive in a Windows 7 Install - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8


    Thanks you for the information.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    You are welcome.
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