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Revert back to Windows 8, during Windows 8pro installation

  1. #1

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    Windows 8

    Revert back to Windows 8, during Windows 8pro installation


    I need your help pls!

    My uncle purchased a brand new Sony Laptop Vaio with Windows 8. He clicked the button to update them to Windows 8 pro (he said this button was when Windows 8 logged on for the first time). After downloading (normal procedure) Windows 8 pro, and during Installation, he was asked to enter his Windows 8 pro key. He doesn't have any, he thought he would be able to do it by entering his existing Windows 8 key (that the whole thing was a promo). AS a result he doesn't have a registration code.

    How can he revert back to using windows 8? Because he tells me that now when he restarts the Vaio, he gets to the windows 8 pro page waiting for registration key. He also said that the key f8 (I told him to press it during boot to see his options) doesn't do anything at all.

    So i need your help pls!

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  2. #2

    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1

    One option is to reset the laptop to factory settings:

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  3. #3

    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1

    Have you made the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

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    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. (Windows 8 only)
    Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
    System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8 (Windows 8 only)

    I would recommend you making the OEM manufacturer's Recovery DVD's or USB drive.
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    You can order the Microsoft official OEM Recovery disks from the OEM manufacturer's website.

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