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Windows 8 Re-Installation on OEM Windows 8 Machine

  1. #11


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    Got to go out for half an hour.

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  2. #12


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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Have a look at install.wim with 7-zip and see if there are 2 images in there.

    Even if there are, it will be fiddly applying the Pro image from some kind of boot media.

    I have heard there may be 8 pro isos floating around with a few seconds googling.

    If you had the msdn/technet iso it would be fine.


    see here
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    I've checked the Dell USB Recovery USB Keys and the 2 they have supplied after much hassle have different part numbers on the packet but are labelled the same so something is amiss.

    I feel lucky tonight, thanks for your help.

    PC Re-build Number 467,
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  4. #14


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    Didn't both the dell supplied usb installers fail to activate?

    I was under the impression you had tried more than one - or I could be mixing it up with another thread.
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