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Installing Windows 8 Core with embedded key

  1. #21


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    Where can I get a clean copy of 8.1? I'd like to install 8.1 directly

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  2. #22


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    Windows 8, Kali


    And now it is working like normal. It only works like normal every now and again. Would Event Viewer show me anything useful, like the driver crashing or something?
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  3. #23


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    Okay I may have come across something. It stopped working again and I found this in event viewer. It says a multitouch device reported inconsistent contact information.

    Something that is interesting is that this happens at the same time as an event that says "Touch Hardware Quality Assurance verification succeeded." Event ID 267
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  4. #24


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Quote Originally Posted by Surgikill View Post
    Where can I get a clean copy of 8.1? I'd like to install 8.1 directly
    That's hard to do if all you have is an OEM key. The only legit download other than MSDN won't accept OEM keys. I get mine via MSDN but I have a subscription.
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  5. #25


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    Quote Originally Posted by Surgikill View Post
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    Okay I may have come across something. It stopped working again and I found this in event viewer. It says a multitouch device reported inconsistent contact information.

    Something that is interesting is that this happens at the same time as an event that says "Touch Hardware Quality Assurance verification succeeded." Event ID 267
    I wish I knew what that meant? About all it tells me is there is an issue with the touch pad, but we already know that. About all you can do is google it, or wait for somebody with some expertise in that area to post.
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  6. #26


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    Windows 8, Kali


    Here's my device manager. It is showing two unknown devices and a touch screen and my touchpad. Currently the touchpad is working, the touch screen is not working. Could they be interfering with each other? I may pull the bottom off and check all the connections but if device manager notices them they should be okay right?
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  7. #27


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    I read though this whole thread again. I'm going rehash some of it.
    This PC originally came with Windows 8 right?
    Then you had issues that required a reinstall, what were they?
    You say it wouldn't work with Windows 7, what issues did you have there?
    On this last install you again had issues, Windows update etc? Was everything working correctly before upgrading to 8.1?
    If you have unknown devices in device manager I would look for the drivers for that hardware. Maybe the touch screen is messing things up.
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  8. #28


    As I mentioned in a PM, you may be able to create a Windows 8.1 USB flash drive to install from if you did the Windows 8.1 upgrade via the MS store.

    See here: How to Create a Recovery USB Flash Drive in Windows 8 and 8.1

    Option Three shows you how to create an ISO using the ESD-ISO tools after you did a store upgrade.
    See if you have a C:\ESD file and if yes, follow the instructions in the link.
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  9. #29


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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Thanks for that Ztruker, I was looking for info like that and missed it some how.
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  10. #30


    Does that mean you have C:\ESD? If so that's good news indeed.
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