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    windows 8 general help please


    hi all im new here and im in need of some HELP, i was running windows 8.1 for a good two years then tried to update to windows 10 which failed majestically and cost me 50 for a computer repairs shop to reinstall windows 8 but now i have a fresh install i have no windows store at all ive used search and its just not there so i cant upgrade to 8.1 as i cant access the store to set it going like i did last time. can anyone help me please im at a total loss as what to do next thanks for your time curtis.

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    Windows 8.1
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    It would BUT I don't have the windows store on my desktop for some reason and I can't find anywhere to download or install it? I could bare with Windows 8.1 if I could download it i dont need windows 10 just the basic 8.1
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    See here for how to download WIndows 8.1 and create a flash drive to install from:
    Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create

    See here if you want to wipe everything and start over:
    Clean Install with Windows 8 Upgrade

    See here if you want to upgrade 8 to
    Upgrade Install to Windows 8 or Windows 8.1
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    Thanks for the links I don't currently have my product key number is there any way to find it out without having to go back to the shop and ask for it?
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    W10 x64 pro and W8.1 x86
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    Great thank you so very much I'll have a mooch over this info when I have a good solid block of time free your all stars!!!!
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    W10 x64 pro and W8.1 x86


    Good luck
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    Thanks to all who posted links I'm now fully back running 8.1 and that's how it will stay now I think lol, couldn't have done it without your help and tips
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    W10 x64 pro and W8.1 x86


    Thanks for the update. Pleased to hear it worked out OK.
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