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Preinstalled Windows 8.1 but installed windows 8

  1. #21


    @lastof and @popeye

    i have extracted the hidden product id and key when my lappy got into problem
    i have those

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  2. #22


    Win 8.1 Updates are allowed on win 8 without product key?
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  3. #23


    Yes as popeye said ... also Nucci has a good point - try a restore from OEM partition ...
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  4. #24


    United States
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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Last two posts in this thread: Unable to use built-in ASUS recovery partition
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  5. #25


    Canada
    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by ravitejabhukya View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Nuccii View Post
    Download this and look at page 23, One key Restore.
    http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j...71198958,d.aWw

    If it came with Win 8.1 originally installed, it should reset it to that.
    iam not sure about this because i did not take any backup
    and windows was crashed
    Your hard disk already includes a hidden partition by default to store the system image file and the OneKey Recovery system program files. This default partition is hidden for security reasons.
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  6. #26


    Quote Originally Posted by Nuccii View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by ravitejabhukya View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Nuccii View Post
    Download this and look at page 23, One key Restore.
    http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j...71198958,d.aWw

    If it came with Win 8.1 originally installed, it should reset it to that.
    iam not sure about this because i did not take any backup
    and windows was crashed
    Your hard disk already includes a hidden partition by default to store the system image file and the OneKey Recovery system program files. This default partition is hidden for security reasons.
    these service center guys wiped the whole hard disk
    when the 3rd recovery/core disk showed the error
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  7. #27


    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    Last two posts in this thread: Unable to use built-in ASUS recovery partition
    i guess this should help me to solve the problem
    i have used belarc advisor and kept the results safe in another lappy when my lappy ran into problem almost 20days back
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  8. #28


    Thanks alot for replying guys

    So after going through all your replies i guess i have got 2 options

    Option 1 : i have lenovo 2 recovery disks
    and after completion of 2 disks it asks for core disk
    if i can get an iamge of win 8.1 core disk from somewhere i guess it will work
    will see whether product key will be detected or not?

    Option 2 : I will run the windows update and will try to insert the product key ( which i have extracted using belarc advisory )

    any suggestions?
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  9. #29


    Posts : 151
    Win8 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by ravitejabhukya View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    Last two posts in this thread: Unable to use built-in ASUS recovery partition
    i guess this should help me to solve the problem
    i have used belarc advisor and kept the results safe in another lappy when my lappy ran into problem almost 20days back
    How did the update go? Or is it still updating?
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  10. #30


    Quote Originally Posted by lastof View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by ravitejabhukya View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    Last two posts in this thread: Unable to use built-in ASUS recovery partition
    i guess this should help me to solve the problem
    i have used belarc advisor and kept the results safe in another lappy when my lappy ran into problem almost 20days back
    How did the update go? Or is it still updating?
    lol iam from india and internet in india is pretty FAST that even 100mb file takes 30mins
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