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Please help reinstalling widows 8

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    Please help reinstalling widows 8


    I have a Samsung laptop that came with windows 8 installed (embedded product key), after upgrading to Windows 8.1 l lost my temper (machine became slow and unresponsive). Because of this I wiped my disc and loaded Ubuntu 14.04 (nothing wrong with this as it works fine), however I would like to give windows 8 another go, is this possible, and how would I do it without having to buy another Windows disc, considering that the product key is embedded.

    Thanks
    northerner

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    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    If you formatted the hard drive, the recovery partition is gone. Did you create the recovery disks before changing? If not you may get recovery disks from Samsung
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    Thanks for your quick response.
    I have a folder on an external hardrive called Samsung Recovery, this contains another folder named HYCW98FCAD0D0K which contains another folder called Preview. Is this what you mean
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    Quote Originally Posted by northerner View Post
    I have a Samsung laptop that came with windows 8 installed (embedded product key), after upgrading to Windows 8.1 l lost my temper (machine became slow and unresponsive). Because of this I wiped my disc and loaded Ubuntu 14.04 (nothing wrong with this as it works fine), however I would like to give windows 8 another go, is this possible, and how would I do it without having to buy another Windows disc, considering that the product key is embedded.

    Thanks
    northerner
    Hi, Now if you don't have a recovery partition , You need to format all the hard drive , and then recreate partition's , then install windows from a CD/DVD of Flashdrive .
    I waiting for your reply
    ~Tareqmohammad
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    Quote Originally Posted by northerner View Post
    Thanks for your quick response.
    I have a folder on an external hardrive called Samsung Recovery, this contains another folder named HYCW98FCAD0D0K which contains another folder called Preview. Is this what you mean
    Where did this folder come from and how did it get on the external hard drive?
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    Thanks for reply

    I downloaded from my laptop (thinking I could use it for re-installing Windows 8) onto an external drive before installing Ubuntu.

    Regards
    Northerner
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    ??? How did you download it? What does that mean?

    Unless you did a image backup, it's not going to do you any good. If you just copied files you won't be able to use it to reinstall the OS.
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