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refresh PC , will it bring back 8 ?

  1. #11


    ok
    then refresh your PC = factory defaults
    what about the recovery key ??

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  2. #12


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


    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    NO, Windows 8.1 refresh will not. You will need to use your Lenovo Recovery disk.

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    It seems I am lacking know how about this issue.

    Do laptops lack a factory recovery option like PCs ?

    If you would educate me a bit, I would appreciate it.

    I don't mean to intrude on this thread.

    I figure your response would be of help to others besides me too.
    Windows 8.1 Repair Tools will not use a OEM manufacturer's Recovery partition for Windows 8, only a OEM manufacturer's Recovery partition for Windows 8.1.
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  3. #13


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    Quote Originally Posted by Zaref View Post
    ok
    then refresh your PC = factory defaults
    what about the recovery key ??
    You don't need product key.

    Refresh Windows 8

    "This will show you how to use a new feature in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 to Refresh your PC to keep all personal data, Metro style apps, and important settings from the PC, and reinstall Windows."

    Reset Windows 8

    "This will show you how to use a new feature in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 to reset your PC to completely start over back to default to remove all personal data, apps, and settings from the PC, and reinstall Windows. This is like doing a factory restore/recovery on a purchased Computer."
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  4. #14


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    Quote Originally Posted by Zaref View Post
    ok
    then refresh your PC = factory defaults
    what about the recovery key ??
    NO need for a key, when use the OEM manufacturer's Recovery DVD's or USB drive.
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  5. #15


    well
    this won't require a windows 8 DVD , right ??

    if i want to take a copy of my system only [including programs and settings ] and save it to a recovery partition
    how to do so ?
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  6. #16


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    Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by Zaref View Post
    this won't require a windows 8 DVD , right ??
    You don't need Windows 8 DVD, because you have an OEM PC that came with Windows 8 preinstalled.
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