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Installing Windows 8 Core with embedded key

  1. #31


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Um, I don't but the OP might.

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  2. #32


    Oops
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  3. #33


    Posts : 153
    Windows 8, Kali


    I'll try making recovery media but I'm worried the problems will be carried over.

    @alphanumeric to answer your questions.

    Yes, it originally came with Windows 8

    I was having blue screens due to bad RAM. That was the original reason to reinstall

    The issues with Windows 7 were battery life and driver support.

    Everything was working correctly before upgrading to 8.1

    I tried searching for the drivers but Windows update couldn't find them. I'm going to see if I can figure out what the devices are.
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  4. #34


    If you mean via the ESD folder, that is not recovery media. It's a full Windows 8.1 iso that you will create.

    OPTION THREE
    To Create a Windows 8 or 8.1 ISO File from "C:\ESD\Windows" Folder
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  5. #35


    Posts : 153
    Windows 8, Kali


    I don't have an esd folder. I do have a Windows.old folder though.
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  6. #36


    Posts : 153
    Windows 8, Kali


    Those unknown devices are the HP 3D driveGuard and the HP wireless button driver.
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  7. #37


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Surgikill View Post
    I don't have an esd folder. I do have a Windows.old folder though.
    It's a hidden folder by the way, just in case you didn't know. You'll have to set "show hidden files and folders". and maybe uncheck the "hide protected system files", to see it.
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  8. #38


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Surgikill View Post
    I'll try making recovery media but I'm worried the problems will be carried over.

    @alphanumeric to answer your questions.

    Yes, it originally came with Windows 8

    I was having blue screens due to bad RAM. That was the original reason to reinstall

    The issues with Windows 7 were battery life and driver support.

    Everything was working correctly before upgrading to 8.1

    I tried searching for the drivers but Windows update couldn't find them. I'm going to see if I can figure out what the devices are.
    You replaced the bad RAM right?

    You may have to get the drivers from HP.
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  9. #39


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Surgikill View Post
    Those unknown devices are the HP 3D driveGuard and the HP wireless button driver.
    The driver guard is a drop sensor. It will signal the hard drive to park the heads if it senses that you dropped the laptop. That likely shows up as a utility on the HP site not a driver. Same thing for the Wireless button driver. I think that's tied in with Windows 8's airplane mode. It lets you turn the WIFI on off for places where its restricted from being used. On my ASUS its listed as Wireless Radio Control utility.
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  10. #40


    Posts : 153
    Windows 8, Kali


    Bad RAM was replaced, both drivers downloaded and installed, there's no esd folder, I have hidden folders shown.
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