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    Broken computer


    Help and advice would be greatly appreciated.

    I upgraded a Dell Inspiron Desktop to an SSD for the operating system and kept my 1Tb HD a s a second data drive a year ago. Shortly after that I upgraded to windows 8, and a week ago upgraded to 8.1.

    Last night after a restart it wont boot up. It goes into some repair process but reverts to a screen that offers restart or advanced option. Advanced options leads to the computer closing down.

    Also assuming F8 is for safe mode I cant get into safe mode either.

    The SSD with the operating system was running close to full, an prior to this I left the pc running all day with abour 4 virus checkers running.

    My only hope appears to be installing windows 7 if there is an iso I can download and using the code on a label on the pc as I have no recollection of how I purchased windows 8.

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    Windows 8 Pro x64 With Media Center/Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x86 >>Dual Boot<<


    yes u'r only option is to re-install windows 7 or 8 & give microsoft proof of u'r purchase & they'll give u iso !!
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Whittle your antivirus programs down to 1.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Love View Post
    yes u'r only option is to re-install windows 7 or 8 & give microsoft proof of u'r purchase & they'll give u iso !!
    Any suggestions for where to download a windows seven iso?
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    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create
    or
    You can use the link in your email from the Windows Store.
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    Has to be windows 7 iso as haven't note of my 8 one.
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    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    How to order Microsoft official Dell OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks.
    Manuals | Dell US

    RouteTo
    http://support.dell.com/support/topi...oNotRedirect=y
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    I have Dell recovery disk but that is for w7 and I have 8.1 current ly installed.
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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Trevor Appleton View Post
    I have Dell recovery disk but that is for w7 and I have 8.1 current ly installed.

    For Windows 8/8.1.
    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create
    or
    You can use the link in your email from the Windows Store.
    For Windows 7.
    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    How to order Microsoft official Dell OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks.
    Manuals | Dell US

    RouteTo
    http://support.dell.com/support/topi...oNotRedirect=y
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Trevor Appleton View Post
    I have Dell recovery disk but that is for w7 and I have 8.1 current ly installed.

    For Windows 8/8.1.
    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create
    or
    You can use the link in your email from the Windows Store.
    For Windows 7.
    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    How to order Microsoft official Dell OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks.
    Manuals | Dell US

    RouteTo
    http://support.dell.com/support/topi...oNotRedirect=y
    I'm not actually finding anywhere where I can download a windos 8 or 8.1 iso. I need to do it on a computer other thasn the one I am installing on as that is unstartable. I have found my windows 8 product key thankfully on my back up.

    Where can I get a windows 8 iso to download to another pc?
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