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How do I re-install Windows 8

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    Windows 8.1

    How do I re-install Windows 8


    I'm currently running Windows 8.1 that came with my acer v5 552, and I have just bought an SSD, to replace my HDD. Can I re-install windows onto my ssd keeping my files and if I can, how?
    Also I didnt get any disks with my laptop and it doesnt have a disk drive anyway.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Hi bilalnuman:

    Welcome!

    Theog is our resident install expert, hang in there; help is on the way!
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    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Welcome to EightForums

    Have you made the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?



    information   Information

    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.

    Windows 8 - Create a Factory Default Backup - Acer Recovery Management - YouTube
    Windows 8 - Create a Drivers and Applications Backup - Acer Recovery Management - YouTube
    Windows 8 - Restore Windows With a USB Recovery Drive - YouTube
    or
    You can order the Microsoft official OEM Recovery disks from the OEM manufacturer's website.
    You can Order Acer recovery disks from here:
    https://secure.tx.acer.com/RCDB/Main.aspx?brand=acer
    or
    Acer | Recovery Media
    Check in Accessories
    or
    https://store.acer.com/store?Action=...&SiteID=acerna
    or check the main web site.
    Acer Worldwide - Select your local country or region
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