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  1. #1


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    Windows 8 X64 Bit

    windows 8 no app*work


    i installed windows 8 using a torrent on 64 bit and all apps crash exept for the desktop

    should i redownload windows 8 from microsoft website and i sadly lost windows 7 after installing windows 8 btw

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,577
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Sam, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Yes, you should get an official copy of Windows 8 CP from Microsoft instead of some unknown source torrent that could be infested with malware. The newer Windows 8 Release Preview will be available from Microsoft sometime during the first week of June (next month) if you wanted that version instead.

    https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...-download.html


    If you installed Windows 8 from within Windows 7 then that would be why you lost Windows 7 if not done correctly. If you would like a dual boot with Windows 7 and Windows 8, then the tutorial below can help show you more on how to.

    Dual Boot Installation - Windows 8 and Windows 7 or Vista


    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Posts : 57
    Windows 8 X64 Bit


    Thanks problem fixed

    I reinstalled windows 8 from the official website but i guess il just fiddle with windows 8 cause im stuck with it forever

    And a quick question i installed a nexon game on windows 8 and it does not work. Is it normal?
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  4. #4


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    64-bit Windows 10


    That's great news.

    I hope you didn't lose Windows 7 forever. If you still have your COA product key number for it, you could still download a Windows 7 SP1 ISO from Digital River My Digital Life for the same edition you had, use Windows 7 USB-DVD Download Tool to create a bootable DVD or USB flash drive with the ISto use to install it, then be able to acticate it with your key number.

    It would be best to post about the game issue in the Gaming forum area to get the best help for it.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 57
    Windows 8 X64 Bit


    the problem is that i bought the pc from hp with a recovery hard drive and if i need to restore windows 7 i need to restore it from the recovery hard drive only i cannot use a disk i think
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  6. #6


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    64-bit Windows 10


    You could, but you would have to download your drives from the HP support site for your specific computer's model number. Otherwise, you could try and contact HP to try and get a replacement factory recovery disc for you model number.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 57
    Windows 8 X64 Bit


    so if i download the iso i will be able to run windows 8 and 7 ????????
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  8. #8


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    64-bit Windows 10


    If you still have your product key number on the COA sticker for Windows 7 then yes.
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  9. #9


    Posts : 57
    Windows 8 X64 Bit


    yeah but i would have to partition
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  10. #10


    Posts : 22,577
    64-bit Windows 10


    Yep, you would have to create another partition to install the other OS on. The tutorial below can help walk you through it if you would like to do so.

    Dual Boot Installation - Windows 8 and Windows 7 or Vista
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