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Where can i find a Windows 8.1 install ISO for USB

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    Posts : 25
    Windows 8.1

    Where can i find a Windows 8.1 install ISO for USB


    My Windows 8.1 could not factory rest so created a USB Recovery Drive then i tried to reset it using that it asked me if i wanted to reparation my drives and i click Yes then it asked do i want to Just Remove Files or Fully Clean The Drive i selected Full Clean The Drive after a few hours it was done then booted me back into the USB Recovery Drive i then tried to boot into window but it said "No Bootable Device" i then thought maybe an error occurred so i redid the steps but the error still occurs i would like to reinstall windows 8 but i cannot get hold of a free legal ISO i have backed up my Windows Activation files with Advanced Tokens Manager so i can activate it when i install it any help Please.

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    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    Edit > some Admin Keeps putting Links into my posts and I wish they would not..

    use the link below

    Create installation media for Windows 8.1 - Windows Help

    josh, look inside the recovery media's sources folder - are there any install.swm(s)
    Last edited by KYHI; 25 Feb 2015 at 16:19.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 25
    Windows 8.1


    i tried to download the ISO but it said "product key didn't work" using the Windows Setup Box
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Josh,

    Be sure to get an ISO file using OPTION ONE in the tutorial instead. It will let you use your OEM product key to activate.

    Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create
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    Posts : 25
    Windows 8.1


    How do i find out my OEM product key to activate windows?
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  6. #6


    Covington, La
    Posts : 1,184
    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT


    Quote Originally Posted by Josh Hunt View Post
    How do i find out my OEM product key to activate windows?
    Windows 8 Laptops have the OEM key embedded in the Bios and the downloaded ISO will read the key from the Bios during install.

    Jim
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    Posts : 25
    Windows 8.1


    So therefore when i view system properties in control panel it should say Windows is Activated
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  8. #8


    Quote Originally Posted by Josh Hunt View Post
    How do i find out my OEM product key to activate windows?
    If you want to know your OEM key google for a tiny program called "OemKey.exe". It shows the embedded key.

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    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    All this Key reading assumes your PC came with windows 8 /8.1 - if you have a retail key you would have to enter it during the installation
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  10. #10


    Posts : 25
    Windows 8.1


    I have now downloaded the install ISO for windows but when i went to install windows it said "A media driver on your computer is missing" any idea how to i fix this?
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