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    Windows 8 update to Windows 8.1

    If your computer came with Windows 8 or 8.1 the activation code (product key) is stored in the BIOS. Windows will automatically read the key in the BIOS and install the correct version (Core or Pro). It will activate once you go on the internet. If Windows asks for a product key while it’s...
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    windows 8 format hard drive fat32

    All that may be true but the OP was asking about Windows. It does not support formatting anything larger than 32GB. That’s why I suggested MiniTool Partition Wizard.
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    windows 8 format hard drive fat32

    The maximum size Windows can format a drive to fat32 is 32GB. If the drive is larger than 32GB, you can use a free partitioning tool like MiniTool Partition Wizard free. With a drive formatted to fat32, you can not store files larger than 4GB. The fat32 file system does not support it.
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    Dell Venue 11 7130 Powers down USB port when screen shuts off

    Thanks for letting us know. My last Dell laptop had a BIOS issue also. After I updated to A12, the laptop stopped charging the battery. I had to roll back to A09. You are right, they never fixed the problem.
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    Laptop has become unresponsive problems started when Windows 8.1 Build 9600 watermark appeared

    You can download a copy of Windows 8.1 from here. Download Windows 8.1 Disc Image (ISO File) You don’t need a product key. Windows will read the key stored in the BIOS and install the correct version (Home or Pro) for you. It will automatically activate once you go on the internet. If Windows...
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    Solved Wireless driver keeps crashing and freezing computer

    Glad to hear you finally got it resolved. Thanks for coming back and letting us know.
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    Purchased a Windows 8 recovery usb directly from Dell

    On my computer the flash drive has to be plugged in for it to show in the BIOS. Plug in the flash drive and then try to make the change.
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    Microsoft Family Account Help

    I don’t use a Microsoft account so I don’t know how to fix the actual problem but you could convert your Microsoft account to a local account. Want to ditch your Microsoft account? Here’s how to do it in Windows 8.1
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    Flash BIOS with no Bootable OS and possible corrupt BIOS

    Thanks for the update. I’m glad you got it sorted out
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    Flash BIOS with no Bootable OS and possible corrupt BIOS

    Just last week I use this guide to create a DOS bootable flash drive to flash the BIOS. I have read it is best to use pure DOS when flashing. It worked great for me. Don’t try to make the flash drive on Windows 10. It did not work. When I used Windows 7, it worked beautifully. I did not try...
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    Windows 8 Crash

    You can download Windows 8.1 from here. Windows 8.1 now accepts Windows 8 Keys. When you are installing Windows, it will automatically read the key in the BIOS and install Home or Pro, whatever one came with your laptop. It will also automatically activate. The trick is you have to install the...
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    Cannot unhide my music stuck.

    I would first try to use Kyhi's Bootable Rescue Disk. It's like a live version of Windows. Download the ISO file and extract it to a USB flash drive or burn it to a DVD. Boot from the flash drive or DVD and see if you can retrieve your files. If you are going use a flash drive, it has to be made...
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    Boot Windows 8 on iSSD

    It sounds like Windows placed the boot files on the USB stick. Macrium Reflect Free has a feature to "Fix Windows Boot Problems". Download the free version of Macrium Reflect and install it on your computer. Make the recovery media. You can make it on a USB stick (NOT the one your boot files are...
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    Are Free copies available?

    Your Product ID is used by Microsoft for tech support purposes. It has nothing to do with installing or activating Windows. Your Product Key is what you need to reinstall Windows. The 25 digit number. Run ShowKeyPlus to see your key.
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    Are Free copies available?

    You need a copy of Windows 8.1. Windows 8.1 now accepts Windows 8 keys. You won't need to input your key, Windows will automatically read the key in the BIOS and install the correct version (Home or Pro). Burn the ISO file to a DVD or extract it to a USB flash drive. The Windows 8.1 ISO file is...
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    Solved Disable annoying message about network drives

    You're welcome. I'm glad it worked.
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    Solved Disable annoying message about network drives

    I found this solution in the Windows 7 Forum. Try step 4 in the first post. A Solution to Could not reconnect all network drives - Windows 7 Help Forums
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    Setup cannot continue due to a corrupted installation file

    You're welcome. Glad you got it solved.
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    Setup cannot continue due to a corrupted installation file

    [EDIT] I just thought of it. You can use Kyhi's Windows 10 Recovery Tools to go on the internet and download Windows 8.1 Single Language. I don't know any other method of downloading Windows 8.1 without a working computer. Do you have a copy of Windows 7? You can temporarily install that just...
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    Setup cannot continue due to a corrupted installation file

    You can download Win 8.1 Single Language from here. Download Windows 8.1