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Help on reinstalling Windows 8

  1. #11

    Posts : 10
    windows 8 pro

    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    You could have just made a text file, like this:



    Save it as ei.cfg, put it in the "sources" folder of the win8.1 install usb. It won't ask for a key. The key ( or the ei.cfg ) are just to tell it which edition to install.
    Okay, I never done this before, So what you are suggesting is to add that Text file into the iso file that was burmed into a DVD?

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  2. #12

    I tried this but got as far as step 3, hit enter, and then the eRecovery software didn't open up. I have a Gateway and not a Acer so I dont know if thats a different, or they're the same thing. Here's the screen I get. Any suggestions?

    Quote Originally Posted by antspants View Post
    Gateway Website Link: Using Recovery Management outside of Windows

    The Gospil according to gateway

    1. Restart the computer.
    2. When the Acer logo appears on the screen, press the left Alt, and the F10 keys.
    3. If you are prompted with a Microsoft Windows boot screen, press the Enter key.
    4. After the Acer eRecovery Management application has loaded, select your restore type.
    5. Read the notice, and then click Next when you are ready.
    6. Click Next to begin the restore process. The restore can take anywhere from 10 minutes up to an hour.
    7. Once the restore is complete your computer will load Windows and start installing your drivers and software. Your computer may reboot several times during this process. After everything is complete your computer will be like it was when you first purchased it.

    If the steps above do not work, you will need to use recovery media to restore your system. If you do not have a set of Acer Recovery Media, you may purchase a set online.
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  3. #13

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

    Quote Originally Posted by bradpitch92
    I tried this but got as far as step 3, hit enter, and then the eRecovery software didn't open up. I have a Gateway and not a Acer so I dont know if thats a different, or they're the same thing. Here's the screen I get. Any suggestions?
    Gateway's are made by ACER.
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  4. #14

    figured, but any help on why it won't open the recovery management?
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