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  1. #71


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1


    This worked for me. I should have done a full backup before I started. I have to setup Office and my email again. good thing I've been storing most of my data in the Cloud. Thanks for your help.

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  2. #72


    Posts : 88
    windows8.1;OSX 10.10.3;vb with debian,ubuntu and Windows 10 TP


    I have two questions.
    1) while selecting language before downloading, it shows only English(US) and English(UK). My machine runs with English(India). Will it have any effect on installation and key recognition?
    2) Does this installation creates recovery and restore partition? ie whether can we do refresh and reset with this installation.
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  3. #73


    Posts : 879
    Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by L V Gandhi View Post
    1) while selecting language before downloading, it shows only English(US) and English(UK). My machine runs with English(India). Will it have any effect on installation and key recognition?
    When installation is finished.

    Display Language - Change in Windows 8

    Quote Originally Posted by L V Gandhi View Post
    2) Does this installation creates recovery and restore partition?


    Quote Originally Posted by L V Gandhi View Post
    ie whether can we do refresh and reset with this installation.
    Yes, if you have the installation media for Windows 8.1.
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  4. #74


    Posts : 88
    windows8.1;OSX 10.10.3;vb with debian,ubuntu and Windows 10 TP


    Quote Originally Posted by genet View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by L V Gandhi View Post
    1) while selecting language before downloading, it shows only English(US) and English(UK). My machine runs with English(India). Will it have any effect on installation and key recognition?
    When installation is finished.

    Display Language - Change in Windows 8

    Quote Originally Posted by L V Gandhi View Post
    2) Does this installation creates recovery and restore partition?


    Quote Originally Posted by L V Gandhi View Post
    ie whether can we do refresh and reset with this installation.
    Yes, if you have the installation media for Windows 8.1.
    Thanks genet. That means it does not create restore partition as by OEM. We need separate installation media. ie we can use the same installation media which we used to install. Am I correct?
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  5. #75


    Posts : 879
    Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by L V Gandhi View Post
    That means it does not create restore partition as by OEM. We need separate installation media. ie we can use the same installation media which we used to install. Am I correct?
    Yes.

    When you Refresh or Reset Windows, it will reinstall Windows 8.1, but only if you have Windows 8.1 USB/DVD installation media.

    You must insert Windows 8.1 USB/DVD installation media.

    If you don't insert any installation media or if you insert Windows 8 USB/DVD installation media, then you receive the following error message: "Insert Media. Some files are missing. Your Windows installation or recovery media will provide these files." (see screenshot below).

    Click image for larger version
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  6. #76


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8,1 OEM


    I anyone having an issue with this MS site Create installation media for Windows 8.1 - Windows Help When I click on the "Create Media" button, it returns a 404 error. I have tried on a two different PCs. Hopefully MS has not taken it down prepping for Win10 release.
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  7. #77


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by DBP310 View Post
    I anyone having an issue with this MS site Create installation media for Windows 8.1 - Windows Help When I click on the "Create Media" button, it returns a 404 error. I have tried on a two different PCs. Hopefully MS has not taken it down prepping for Win10 release.
    It's doing it for me too, hopefully its just temporary glitch.
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  8. #78


    Posts : 88
    windows8.1;OSX 10.10.3;vb with debian,ubuntu and Windows 10 TP


    Quote Originally Posted by genet View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by L V Gandhi View Post
    That means it does not create restore partition as by OEM. We need separate installation media. ie we can use the same installation media which we used to install. Am I correct?
    Yes.

    When you Refresh or Reset Windows, it will reinstall Windows 8.1, but only if you have Windows 8.1 USB/DVD installation media.

    You must insert Windows 8.1 USB/DVD installation media.

    If you don't insert any installation media or if you insert Windows 8 USB/DVD installation media, then you receive the following error message: "Insert Media. Some files are missing. Your Windows installation or recovery media will provide these files." (see screenshot below).

    Click image for larger version

    Thank you very much. I have downloaded iso. Can I use rufus to put in USB or just copy files and folders from mounted iso to USB.
    Last edited by L V Gandhi; 16 Jul 2015 at 09:31.
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  9. #79


    I downloaded the windows iso from windows dvd/usb creation tool.. made a UEFI USB install with the downloaded ISO.. then installed.. No problems.. worked perfect

    I used Rufus to make the UEFI USB...

    It is best to use the ISO downloaded from Windows Creation installation DVD/Usb tool.

    . but just for kicks and giggles, people have posted up MSDN technet ISO of the latest windows where you don't have to download too many updates.. They are verified and legit by hashtag and checksum / cyclic redundancy check (CRC) values.. Just throwing that out there..

    but you have to get them from reliable sources of course..
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  10. #80


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    The MSDN ISO can install Core or Pro depending on the key entered or detected during setup. There is no SL MSDN ISO though. It's not listed for me anyway.
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