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How to install Windows 8 w/out an internet connection?

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    Windows 7

    How to install Windows 8 w/out an internet connection?

    Hey guys. I bought a desktop with windows 8 on it. Decided to put seven on it, found out the drivers didn't work. I am trying to go back to 8, but I cannot install 8 on 7 due to no internet connection (the product key won't activate as there is no connection). I cannot install Windows 8 from USB/dvd from the boot up. My computer doesn't let you select the DVD/USB option, even though I changed it in the bios where it would prioritize the USB/DVD before booting.
    Anyways, is there away around this? I just want to get Windows 8 back up and running. : ( I have also bought a Windows 8 pro key a while back (for my own laptop, deactivated now). I really want to put it on my new computer...
    As of now, I am stuck with Windows 7 with no internet connection. The farthest I can get to is entering the product key and the installation stops because I have no internet connection due to faulty drivers.

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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1

    Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

    information   Information

    We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
    & made the Startup Repair CD.
    Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
    System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8

    I would recommend you making the OEM manufacturer's Recovery DVD's or USB drive.
    You can order the Microsoft official OEM Recovery disks from the OEM manufacturer's website.
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    What is the make and model number (complete) of the computer?
    Almost all newer computers have a recovery partition you should be able to use to restore to factory state.
    With the above info we should be able to find the online users guide to see how to start the recovery process.
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  4. #4

    i had this problem recently, but i got around it by hard wiring my laptop into my Internet Hub, rather than relying on the wireless drivers. hopes this helps.
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