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Preinstalled Windows 8.1 but installed windows 8

  1. #31


    Posts : 151
    Win8 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by ravitejabhukya View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by lastof View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by ravitejabhukya View Post
    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
    Ok, after going over this I may be misunderstanding something, are you saying that when you do the recovery, you are not able to actually complete it because of the bad 3rd disk, so therefore you are left with a non-functioning system? Or are you just left with a Windows 8 installation that is functioning (albeit without a valid key), but just hasn't been upgraded to 8.1?

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  2. #32


    United States
    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by ravitejabhukya View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Nuccii View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by ravitejabhukya View Post

    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

    Are you sure they wiped the whole drive or just the C: partition? If they truly wiped the entire drive including the recovery partition then you really have a problem. Can't use OEM key to download the ISO last I heard.
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  3. #33


    Quote Originally Posted by lastof View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by ravitejabhukya View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by lastof View Post


    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
    Ok, after going over this I may be misunderstanding something, are you saying that when you do the recovery, you are not able to actually complete it because of the bad 3rd disk, so therefore you are left with a non-functioning system? Or are you just left with a Windows 8 installation that is functioning (albeit without a valid key), but just hasn't been upgraded to 8.1?
    that 3rd bad disk which is a core disk have been replaced by the service guys with another disk of lenovo g505s(win8) and continued the process
    so iam left with a win8 working condition but without product key
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  4. #34


    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by ravitejabhukya View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Nuccii View Post

    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

    Are you sure they wiped the whole drive or just the C: partition? If they truly wiped the entire drive including the recovery partition then you really have a problem. Can't use OEM key to download the ISO last I heard.
    yeah they wiped the whole disk
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  5. #35


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


    "(Windows 8) and continued the process
    so iam left with a Windows 8 working condition but without product key"

    So is Win 8 working now! If it is, update it to 8.1 then try the key you found. If that does not work, unfortunately, you will have to buy another key.
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  6. #36


    @popeye i have used this third party sw called RWEverything and in the uefi i found the key
    it is still intact over there so i guess there should be no problem while installing win 8.1?

    Reference : windows 8 - How to extract Win 8 OEM key embedded in the BIOS? - Super User
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  7. #37


    Those KB files are not running

    it says "The update is not appicable to your computer"
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  8. #38


    United States
    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Maybe someone else can answer if OEM version is different from Core version and if the key will work. I have never had to go through this myself and honestly don't know.

    Glad I made recovery usb back when I got my laptop and imaged the partitions.
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  9. #39


    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    Maybe someone else can answer if OEM version is different from Core version and if the key will work. I have never had to go through this myself and honestly don't know.

    OEM license is built in BIOS right? so it has nothing to do with hard disk wipe?
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  10. #40


    Posts : 151
    Win8 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by ravitejabhukya View Post
    Those KB files are not running

    it says "The update is not appicable to your computer"
    Did you install the updates listed in the install instructions on the link I provided first, and in the order specified?
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