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Can't find my windows setup hotkey

  1. #1


    Posts : 11
    Windows 8.1 x64-bit

    Can't find my windows setup hotkey


    Hello, can anybody help me with this problem I am trying to install windows 8.1 on my laptop and I can't find the installation hotkey after I inserted the CD and restarted my Laptop and there is no any instruction on the startup screen (for example F2) like any other computer

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  2. #2


    Saying "my laptop" tells us NOTHING about the make and model of the device. Unless you're willing to do some research and provide us the make and model laptop, we can't help you.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 11
    Windows 8.1 x64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Phelps View Post
    Saying "my laptop" tells us NOTHING about the make and model of the device. Unless you're willing to do some research and provide us the make and model laptop, we can't help you.
    No I meant if there's a way to know it through my laptop settings cause there's a problem in the laptop's wifi so I thought it could be fixed by installing a new version of windows and I can't write my laptop specs manually
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    I can't write my laptop specs manually
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  5. #5


    What you are calling the hotkey I suspect is the installation key. If so it's embedded in firmware (BIOS). You can reinstall Windows 8.1 if you want and the install program will get it from BIOS, you will not have to enter anything.

    Make sure you backup anything you do not want to lose.

    Please manually fill out your specs, at least info like manufacturer, complete model number, processor info, memory info.
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