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Clean Install on Preinstalled UEFI Lenovo Laptop

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    LOL. Where do you think almost everybody on the various windows forums gets their isos from?

    Quote Originally Posted by winbar View Post
    Thanks everyone. What a wonderful forum! I never imagined so quick replies from so many folks!

    I'll check with my friend if he has the MSDN version and then use it. Otherwise I'll buy a new copy of Windows. I'm a bit paranoid to download from the internet or buy a recovery copy from the Internet. What if there is an inbuilt spyware or something?!!! I can hear you all laughing!

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    Folks, here is the update. I got a MSDN DVD from a friend and was finally able to install. I tried another method which was almost successful but not fully. Since I have Windows 8 in another PC I tried downloading the retail ISO from Microsoft and tried add an EI.cfg file as explained in this thread:

    https://www.eightforums.com/installat...n-install.html

    But unfortunately what I had in my laptop was Core Windows 8 whereas the one I had in my other PC was Pro. So when I used the PC's Product Key to download the ISO I got only a Pro ISO. So it didn't work.

    It looks like information is too much spread over the web. The best place seems to be this forum for the kind of issues that I was facing. But the tip about using EI.cfg file for the preinstalled Laptop was buried under it. Anyway, I'm glad I got a lot of help here and again thanks to you all.
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