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Reinstall Windows 8 after system recovery

  1. #1


    Butler, PA
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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center

    Reinstall Windows 8 after system recovery


    I will need to do a complete system recovery. My computer originally came with windows 7 and then downloaded and installed windows 8. I have my product key. When I downloaded windows 8 it gave me the option of burning a copy of windows 8 to a dvd, however I did not do that. Whenever I do a system recovery will I be able to get windows 8 back without having to pay for another download?

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    Windows 8 Pro Windows 8.1 Preview


    See if this will work for you. Apparently, you can download windows 8 again and use the key you already paid for. Good luck.

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  3. #3


    Butler, PA
    Posts : 32
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    I will let you know what happens. Thanks
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  4. #4


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    Windows 8 Pro Windows 8.1 Preview


    Quote Originally Posted by pbm5362 View Post
    I will let you know what happens. Thanks
    OK, go for it and good luck!
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    I have my product key. When I downloaded windows 8 it gave me the option of burning a copy of windows 8 to a dvd, however I did not do that
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  6. #6


    Butler, PA
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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    I was able to reinstall after recovery no problem. I burned the iso image to dvd in case I have to do a recovery again. Thanks guys
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    Windows 8 Pro Windows 8.1 Preview


    Glad we could help you today!
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