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Re-Install Windows 8.1 OEM.Dont ave th disc.

  1. #1

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    Windows 8.1

    Re-Install Windows 8.1 OEM.Dont ave th disc.

    Hi guys.
    I am having the same problem.

    I want to reinstall the OEM verion of my Windows 8.1. But the thing is that i dont have the windows installation disc. You can say i lost it.

    When i downloaded the Windows setup from Microsoft and insert the product key. It says-
    "This product key cannot be used to isntall a retail version of Windows 8.1".

    I want to re-install Windows 8.1 OEM version on the same laptop by making new partitions to my Hard drive.So is there any alternate to reinstall the windows.
    Reply ASAP

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  2. #2

    Posts : 879
    Windows 10

    Quote Originally Posted by Graik View Post
    I want to re-install Windows 8.1 OEM version on the same laptop by making new partitions to my Hard drive.
    Step One:

    Reset your PC from the manufacturer recovery partition. You don't need Windows 8/8.1 DVD/USB/ISO.

    Reset Windows 8


    Reset Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 from within Windows 8 and Windows 8.1
    5. If you have Windows 8.1 or Windows RT 8.1

    A) On the left side in PC settings, click/tap on Update & Recovery.
    B) On the left side in Update & Recovery, click/tap on Recovery, click/tap on the Get started button under the Remove everything and reinstall Windows section on the right side
    Step Two:

    Once you have installed Windows again:

    How do I go about splitting the main partition into 2?
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Re-Install Windows 8.1 OEM.Dont ave th disc.
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