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Win 8 MBR error 3 with no MS installation DVD problem.

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    Win 8 MBR error 3 with no MS installation DVD problem.


    I downloaded Windows 8 from Micro$oft. I thought I had created a disk image using Acronis software but apparently I did not. Recently I started getting MBR Error 3 on boot up but my computer still boots into Windows. Since I did not receive an installation disk from my MS download, is there another way to rebuild my original MBR so I don't get the MBR Error 3 message?

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    Did you download the ISO.
    Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create
    or
    Order Backup DVD from your Windows Store email.
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    I downloaded the update from MS and I guess it was an exe file??? as I don't recall going through the .iso thing.
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    You can download the ISO at anytime.
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    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    You can download the ISO at anytime.
    Can't download accordin to M$ but they will send me a free DVD after they verified I was the true owner. I wonder if I will have to re-install windows completely or if I can just repair the MBR from it. My recovery disc I made when I first downloaded win8 would not let me repair.
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Win 8 MBR error 3 with no MS installation DVD problem.
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