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How to re-install Win 8.1 (original OS was Win 8 Pro Upgra

  1. #1


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    Windows 7 x64

    How to re-install Win 8.1 (original OS was Win 8 Pro Upgra


    Im having lots of issues with Windows 8.1 so I have to reinstall. Store/Settings arent opening. 5 minutes or so of a black screen and cursor on Start up.

    I attempted to go here: Upgrade Windows with only a product key - Microsoft Windows Help

    and use that for reinstalling, but it isnt excepting my product key.

    How can I reinstall Windows 8.1? Am I really going to have to re-install Windows 8 from scratch and then Update again to Win 8.1?!

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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Didn't you d/l the 8.1 files for iso?

    There is a thread about how to do that. You only need the first post.

    How to download the Windows 8.1 ISO
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  3. #3


    Posts : 55
    Windows 7 x64


    No, I havent. I used the Store option to go to 8.1. Ill try the ISO.


    Awesome. Thanks. I saw this before but missed the important part of starting the Windows 8 set up.
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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    You only need to d/l that once, thankfully.
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