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Downgraded To 7, But Not Sure How To Get Back To 8

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    Downgraded To 7, But Not Sure How To Get Back To 8


    Hello, I recently purchased a HP Pavillion G6-2306sa and within a couple of days, I quickly downgraded to 7, the OS I know and love but I've been having driver problems and my 2 USB 3.0 ports aren't working. I've been onto HP's website to download drivers but some of them have errors. My USB ports aren't hardware related because they worked fine whilst I had 8.

    Due to these issues, I want to upgrade to 8 again. Stupidly, before downgrading to 7, I didn't make a note of my product key (it's built into the motherboard, not on a sticker), nor did I create any form of recovery media.

    I thought that the Windows 8 Upgrade Adviser might help but it wanted a key. So I went into the HP Recovery Center where the only operating system I could choose to refresh or reset was 7 (which just told me to insert a Windows 7 CD).

    So, is there anyway of me upgrading back to 8?

    Thanks in advance

    -Plymboy

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    Performing an HP System Recovery (Windows 8) | HP® Support


    Quote Originally Posted by HP/Compaq
    NOTE:HP does not include recovery discs in the box with its personal computers as the recovery software comes on the hard drive. You can obtain recovery discs from HP Support or use Recovery Manager software to create a set of recovery discs yourself. HP recommends creating a set of recovery discs when you receive your computer and storing them in a safe place. Support Sent Recovery Discs can take as long as 4 to 6 hours to complete system recovery, but recovery discs that you create often take less time to complete system recovery. For more information about creating a set of recovery discs,
    see

    Creating Recovery Discs or Saving a Recovery Image to a USB Flash Drive (Windows 8) | HP® Support
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