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Reinstalling win8

  1. #1


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    windows 8.1

    Reinstalling win8


    I bought an asus laptop a few years ago and over time my parents installed all kinds of crap on it so i want to just reinstall windows. But it came with preinstalled win8 (later i got win8.1) so i don't have an installation cd. Is there a way to do this without the cd?

    p.s. I'm still learning english so feel free to correct me if i made any mistakes.

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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello 3rdmage, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    If you like, you can use OPTION ONE in the tutorial below to download a Windows 8.1 ISO file from Microsoft to use to create installation media with.

    Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create

    UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with
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    windows 8.1


    With that option one do i get win8 with which the laptop was bought with or win8.1 to which i later upgraded to? And also could i use the option to put it on a flash drive instead of the ISO file?
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    Vista and Win7


    The W8.1 iso you can get from here and a flash drive is no problem.

    Create installation media for Windows 8.1 - Windows Help
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    64-bit Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by 3rdmage View Post
    With that option one do i get win8 with which the laptop was bought with or win8.1 to which i later upgraded to? And also could i use the option to put it on a flash drive instead of the ISO file?
    You can download a 8.1 ISO, create installation media with the ISO, and be able to clean install Windows 8.1. It will automatically get your product key from your UEFI firmware chip since the key is embedded in it on OEM PCs that came with Windows 8/8.1 preinstalled.
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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    The W8.1 iso you can get from here and a flash drive is no problem.

    Create installation media for Windows 8.1 - Windows Help
    Yep, that's Option One.
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    Vista and Win7


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    The W8.1 iso you can get from here and a flash drive is no problem.

    Create installation media for Windows 8.1 - Windows Help
    Yep, that's Option One.
    Sorry for stepping in. But I had the feeling the OP was lost in the 'jungle' and wanted to make it a bit easier for him to find the right link.
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    64-bit Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    The W8.1 iso you can get from here and a flash drive is no problem.

    Create installation media for Windows 8.1 - Windows Help
    Yep, that's Option One.
    Sorry for stepping in. But I had the feeling the OP was lost in the 'jungle' and wanted to make it a bit easier for him to find the right link.
    It's no problem.
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    windows 8.1


    Thank you for the fast response.
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    64-bit Windows 10


    Glad we could help.
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