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    Solved Windows Product Key - Cannot Perform Clean Install

    Follow up: A Microsoft tech had to provide me with a code to do a manual override. This aspect is solved.
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    Windows 8.1 Clean Install Aftermath

    Hello all, I’ve been running into problems doing a clean install of Windows 8.1. This PC was running an upgrade from Win 8. Here are the problems I’ve run into. PC: ASUS N56VJ Windows would not accept my product key. I used Belarc Advisor to make sure it was correct. Microsoft tech support...
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    Solved Windows Product Key - Cannot Perform Clean Install

    As a follow up, from what I can tell, there is no reference to the product key in the Bios.
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    Solved Windows Product Key - Cannot Perform Clean Install

    Hi KYHI, Thanks for your quick reply. I must have the home edition as it doesn't indicate "pro" edition. I'll check inside the BIOS to see if the product key is the same.
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    Solved Windows Product Key - Cannot Perform Clean Install

    Hi, my Asus N56VJ laptop originally came with Win 8 64 bit pre-installed. A while back I did the upgrade to 8.1. I wanted to do a clean install of Win 8.1 but ran into the problem of Microsoft not recognizing my product key. I ran the following programs to ensure I had the correct product key...
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    Solved BIOS Boot Options Missing

    Hi All, This is solved. Here is what I found; If I disable Secure Boot and restart I can boot from a USB device If I disable Secure Boot, enable CSM, enable PXE OpRom and reboot I am able to see the following boot options 1) Windows Boot Manager 2) P2 Matshitabd -CMB... 3) Atheros Boot Agent...
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    Solved BIOS Boot Options Missing

    Thanks Bat 1 and KYHI. I will give it a go Bas
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    Solved BIOS Boot Options Missing

    Hi Bat 1, Thanks for your reply. I'm not sure if you noticed, there are no other boot options listed even when I turn off Secure Boot, Disable Fast Boot, and enable CSM & enable Launch PXE OpROM. See pic below. Do I need to be concerned about this? On the BIOS tab with Save & exit, there is...
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    Solved BIOS Boot Options Missing

    Hi all, I am running Win 8.1 Pro on an ASUS laptop N56VJ that originally had Win 8. It was updated to 8.1 quite some time ago. In preparation to do a clean install of Win 8.1 I noticed that the only boot option listed is the windows boot manager. I've looked through other posts but do not see...
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    Solved Cannot Create Recovery Drive in Windows 8.1

    Hi KYHI, Thanks so much! I am pleased to say your solution has resolved my issue. Bas
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    Solved Cannot Create Recovery Drive in Windows 8.1

    Hi KYHI, Thanks for pointing that out to me - the extra space between the part of the command that has "C:-\Win81" So to confirm, to correct this I should redo the command prompt as follows: Open the admin level command prompt and type: REAGENTC /SetOSImage /Path...
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    Solved Cannot Create Recovery Drive in Windows 8.1

    Seasons Greetings all, I’ve tried to search other related posts on creating a recovery drive in Windows 8.1 but was not able to get past my current state. I am using Windows 8.1 Pro upgraded from 8. I wanted to create a recovery drive but ran into a roadblock. Using a 64 bit ISO image I...