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How effective is the full reset?

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    This tutorial will show you how to find the keys:

    Product Key - Find for Windows 8

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    Quote Originally Posted by Borg 386 View Post
    This tutorial will show you how to find the keys:

    Product Key - Find for Windows 8
    So, just because I own a W8 computer within warranty I get a free download? Just want to make sure before I put my brain to it.

    Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Borg 386 View Post

    If you have a MS installation disk that came with the PC, you have a clean source, provided it's a genuine licensed Windows CD. If you need a disk, you can d/l it by following this tutorial.

    Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create

    If you purchased Windows 8/8.1 and have a "retail" Windows 8/8.1 product key, then this tutorial will show you how to create or download an upgrade Windows 8 ISO or full Windows 8.1 Update ISO file.
    You will need to have your Windows 8 or 8.1 product key number from your retail box package OR online order information in the confirmation email for your purchase.
    I have the product key from the computer now. No disc here but got another W8 computer with it.

    I got the sequence confused. I d/l first to the disc then flashdrive then format it, then install it. Or something like that.
    Last edited by Tibetan Monkey; 19 Jun 2014 at 02:34.
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    Anyone can d/l the Windows ISO file. But in order for it to work, you have to have a valid key

    You have the options of installing it from the Flash Drive or from a CD. It would be a good idea to take the drive to a PC with a burner, burn it to a CD, write the key # on it & then put it in a safe place. That way you always have a clean source installation file. Since you mentioned you didn't have a CD drive, you'll be installing from a USB.

    Create Bootable USB or DVD with Windows 8 ISO

    UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows
    Last edited by Borg 386; 19 Jun 2014 at 07:44.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Borg 386 View Post
    burn it to a CD, write the key # on it & then put it in a safe place.
    That will be a DVD. Sorry to be a pedant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adamf View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Borg 386 View Post
    burn it to a CD, write the key # on it & then put it in a safe place.
    That will be a DVD. Sorry to be a pedant.
    Allright, allright....DVD. I have an excuse....I'm old LOL
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