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Reinstalling Wİn 8 by DVD

  1. #1


    Posts : 10
    Win 8.1 Pro 64 Bit

    Reinstalling Wİn 8 by DVD


    Hello,
    My girlfriend's PC has crashed a few days ago. We had upgraded it to Win 8 Pro and then to Win 8.1 last year (starting from Win 7). Windows cannot boot and we have tried everything to recover but it didn't work. So we took all necessary files from the disk via a Linux Live CD and decided to reinstall Win 8.
    At the moment I am in France and my girlfriend is in Turkey. I had made the order for her in the past so I tried to use Upgrade assistant on my PC (which has similar specs) and download an ISO to send her for the installation.
    But the Upgrade Assistant says that Win 8 isn't available in your region.

    Here is the summary of the situation:
    We have a Win 8.1 PC that cannot boot.
    We have the Product Key.
    We need to create an ISO to reinstall Win 8.

    Can someone propose a solution? None has worked for the moment.
    If the upgrade assistant will work in Turkey, we can find another PC and download it there but as I am not sure whether this will work, I wanted to asked this question.
    Thanks in advance.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 1,875
    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64


    It will work - I've done it. See here Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create

    Assuming 64 bit make sure the SHA1 = 4652DC6EBFEBE02C6A63E167C36E3FAEDFB93999 using hashtab from here Home If the numbers match that will prove your download is legitimate.

    You can then install with 8.1 generic key and activate with your upgrade key as described here Activate retail Windows 8.1 with Windows 8 Product key.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 10
    Win 8.1 Pro 64 Bit


    Thanks a lot. I have started the download.
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  4. #4


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    @ adamf---

    Would a vpn connection allow the downloading ?

    Say he could choose New York as his location.

    I watch region restricted videos on YouTube using my Avast vpn connection.

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  5. #5


    Posts : 10
    Win 8.1 Pro 64 Bit


    Actually, the region is Turkey and I am in France. I guess that was the problem. But now, the download is finished. I made an ISO and nearly finished uploading to Onedrive. From there, she will download it in Turkey and burn, etc... Quite a twisted way to solve the problem but that was the only possible way for the moment.
    Thanks again.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Your girlfriend needs download the ISO herself, as ISO is to big for OneDrive.

    OneDrive: FAQ - Windows Help

    Quote Originally Posted by onedrive
    Are there any files I can't save to OneDrive?


    Files can't be more than 2 GB in size. Some kinds of content are also prohibited. For more information, check the code of
    conduct. For work-related files, we recommend using OneDrive for Business.
    Last edited by theog; 19 Sep 2014 at 09:37.
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  7. #7


    San Jose - California
    Posts : 2,847
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Your girlfriend download the ISO herself, as ISO is to big for OneDrive.

    OneDrive: FAQ - Windows Help

    Quote Originally Posted by onedrive
    Are there any files I can't save to OneDrive?


    Files can't be more than 2 GB in size. Some kinds of content are also prohibited. For more information, check the code of
    conduct. For work-related files, we recommend using OneDrive for Business.
    You can overcome the file limitation by splitting it into smaller file using:
    FFSJ: Fast File Joiner Splitter, FFJS Free File Joiner, Join .__a .__b .001 file
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  8. #8


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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Your girlfriend download the ISO herself, as ISO is to big for OneDrive.

    OneDrive: FAQ - Windows Help

    Quote Originally Posted by onedrive
    Are there any files I can't save to OneDrive?


    Files can't be more than 2 GB in size. Some kinds of content are also prohibited. For more information, check the code of
    conduct. For work-related files, we recommend using OneDrive for Business.
    You can overcome the file limitation by splitting it into smaller file using:
    FFSJ: Fast File Joiner Splitter, FFJS Free File Joiner, Join .__a .__b .001 file
    Uploading a Windows ISO to OneDrive (or anywhere on web) for someone to download, is technically speaking Counterfeiting.
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