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  1. #11


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Phelps View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    ... official Windows 8 install media will auto detect it and install the matching version...
    You hit the nail on the head -- "official" install media.

    Did anyone notice where the OP said "aio Windows disk" -- which is typical Warez term for All-in-One, how they often distributed pirated and cracked Windows images.
    I noticed, I stated "Your install media was likely modified because there is no official all in one version." My comment was meant to tell the OP the install media he downloaded was modified by some one and not official. That's also why it didn't work right. I could have explained it better but I guess I just did.

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  2. #12


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    So there still a chance if i can get a untouched windows 8 MSDN copy?
    Last edited by wayne1980; 18 May 2013 at 19:27.
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  3. #13


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    Quote Originally Posted by wayne1980 View Post
    So there still a chance if i can get a untouched windows 8 MSDN copy?
    If you can find one it should work just fine. The other way to go is to order recovery media from Acer for your model desktop.
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  4. #14


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    ok so all i see is torrent sites where get it from but they wont work as they been modded?..where did you get yours from to get it take the key?
    any help would be great put in right direction
    you been very helpful so far!
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  5. #15


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    oh and i hear it costs around £50 pounds for acer restore disks dont fancy goin that way!
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  6. #16


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    Quote Originally Posted by wayne1980 View Post
    ok so all i see is torrent sites where get it from but they wont work as they been modded?..where did you get yours from to get it take the key?
    any help would be great put in right direction
    you been very helpful so far!
    I took a chance on one that was listed as "MSDN untouched" on bit-torrent. After I downloaded it I checked the MD5 hash against what Microsoft said it should be. It matched so it was likely an original MSDN ISO that somebody uploaded. I used it once and it worked just fine. A little while after that I got a Microsoft MVP award. With that I get access to some TechNet and MSDN downloads so now I have official Microsoft ISO's to use and don't have to worry about it.
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  7. #17


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    windows 7


    lucky man!!..i cant seem to find that torrent..must took it off or soming you been a great help alphanumeric shame i never got anywhere like but aleast ya give it a try!
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  8. #18


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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Yeah, most of them are "already activated" or "pre cracked" and have god knows what else done to them. Getting an ISO off of bit torrent was a last resort for me at the time.
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