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How to Create or Download a Windows 8 and 8.1 ISO Question

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    How to Create or Download a Windows 8 and 8.1 ISO Question


    I have a laptop that the password will not work. It worked one time and I got in. This thing is wacked. Has 4 optimizer programs and other junk. Now I can't get in.

    I was thinking if I downloaded 8 iso from hereHow to Create or Download a Windows 8 and 8.1 ISO using option 1 could I use it to get to a refresh? If so, this would put the laptop back to out of box condition, right? Then, I could do the updates and eventually get the 8.1 update, right?

    I tried to download on my Vista PC and it said something about using 7. I have a laptop with 7. Can I download to it, burn the iso, and boot from it in the laptop with 8?

    Sorry for all the questions, but I am just now learning about 8. I have read a lot about this, but wanted to get input from those who know.

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    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    Create installation media for Windows 8.1 - Windows Help

    use that link to download windows 8.1 and do a clean install with your windows 8 product key
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    Will that put the laptop back to out of box condition?
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    Well, I found a way. Shift key + Restart to get to advance start up option. Then did a one key recovery. Set new password along with some other options and all is well. It now is out of box condition. Will do updates until I get 8.1.

    Still a little confused about the questions in my first post. I will do more reading, but if you know the answers, I would love to know if my thought process is right or wrong.
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    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    or you could just install windows 8.1

    that way you can forget all that un-needed downloading just to get back to 8.1
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    Thanks for the input.

    I had a thought and need input. I have a desktop the meets the rewquirements for 8. Is it possible to download and install 8 or 8.1 on it temporarily, even though I do not have a product key, so I can get hands on about doing it? What I want to do is install it then wipe it. Do not intend to leave it on there since that would be wrong.
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    There is an Enterprise trial version, Try Windows 8.1 Enterprise | TechNet Evaluation Center.
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    Thanks, I give it a shot.
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