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How do I reset windows 8.1 without using tiles!!

  1. #1

    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1

    How do I reset windows 8.1 without using tiles!!

    My registries are all messed up and I am unable to use tiles or the tile start menu.

    I cannot search for anything using the tile search thing.

    Please let me know how I can reset Windows 8.1 to factory settings without using the tiles!

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  2. #2

    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1

    If resetting my OS is not a possibility, how can I completely remove windows 8.1 and re install a new copy?
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  3. #3

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

    Usually there is a key you can press during boot up to access the factory recovery option. It depends on who manufactured the PC as to what key it is. The manufacturer should have instructions online and it should be listed in your owners manual.

    You can download install media from here, Create installation media for Windows 8.1 - Windows Help It's listed in this tutorial, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create. Just be sure to download the version that matches what was installed on your PC by the manufacturer. If you do that the install media will use your OEM embedded key automatically.
    UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows
    Clean Install - Windows 8
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  4. #4

    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10

    Hold down shift key and click restart > that will enable windows recovery
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