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Installing Windows 8 Core with embedded key


Surgikill

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#1
Hey guys, so I've had it. My computer wont work with the recovery media I have and it won't work with windows 7, so I want to install Windows 8 or 8.1 but the problem is my key is embedded in my bios. I know it should automatically extract the key but I am unsure of which iso to use. I am currently downloading a Pro iso but my key is for a core edition. Do you know of a reliable place to download an intact windows 8 core iso?

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#2
So I've got it installed on a USB but now it can't find my drive because it says it needs drivers. I downloaded and extracted the drivers from the HP site but still no dice. Are there any generic drivers I could use?
 

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Well I got it installed so that's good, but now windows update is failing on reboot, so time to figure that out.
 

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It is probably failing and reverting because you are trying to install too may updates at one time. Install 5 at a time.
 

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Where did you get the ISO from? Are you sure it hasn't been modified or tampered with?
 

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I got it all updated. Installed them five at a time.
 

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Good to hear all installed.
 

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Only problem is I upgraded to Windows 8.1 and my synaptics touchpad won't work. I tried all divers and I also tried no drivers. Still no luck.
 

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    8 GB
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    NIVDIA GeForce GT 520
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I used both versions of the hp driver and the latest synaptics driver. The touchpad worked fine in Windows 8 and Windows 7
 

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    8 GB
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    NIVDIA GeForce GT 520
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I'll try that when I get home
 

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What doesn't work on your touchpad? My touchpad on my ASUS laptop partially works with the stock drivers. I can move the cursor and open programs but there is no scroll function. I have to install the Smart Gesture Utility to get full functionality out of it.
 

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    VIA VT1708s High Definition Audio 8-channel Onboard
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    22" LG E2242 1080p and 2 19" I-INC AG191D
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Sometimes it doesn't work at all. Sometimes it has full functionality but it literally acts like it's being retarded by something. It takes about two seconds for it to register my finger and moves around very non precise and doesn't register touches that well. Like i said it worked fine with Windows 8.
 

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OK, just wanted a bit more info, thanks. You may have to uninstall all drivers for the touchpad and start over. Where did you get the ISO from? Are you sure it hasn't been modified or tampered with? With the other issues you've had, maybe you have a corrupted install? What went wrong with the previous install? Maybe you have a hardware issue?
 

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    Asus
    CPU
    AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition Deneb 3.7GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS M4N68T-M V2 µATX Motherboard
    Memory
    8GB 4GBx2 Kingston PC10600 DDR3 1333 Memory
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA Geforce GT640 2 Gig DDR3 PCIe
    Sound Card
    VIA VT1708s High Definition Audio 8-channel Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    22" LG E2242 1080p and 2 19" I-INC AG191D
    Screen Resolution
    1280x1024 - 1920x1080 - 1280x1024
    Hard Drives
    Crucial MX100 256 GB SSD and 500 GB WD Blue SATA
    PSU
    Thermaltake TR 620
    Case
    Power Up Black ATX Mid-Tower Case
    Cooling
    Stock heatsink fan
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wireless K350 Wave
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    Logitech M570 Trackball and T650 TouchPad
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It was a problem with the previous install as well. I'm led to believe it is a software problem because it was working perfect in Windows 8 minus multi touch support. I'm positive the iso is a clean iso.

Also, my touch screen doesn't work.
 

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    HP ENVY TouchSmart m6 Sleekbook
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I just installed that driver that was suggested and I'm playing with the mood pad and it takes a good second or two to catch up with the input on the mood pad to my finger placement. Could it be a bios problem? Maybe it's not communicating with the OS properly? The only thing is it worked well in Windows 8.
 

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    HP ENVY TouchSmart m6 Sleekbook
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    i5 4200 u
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    8gb DDR3 1600
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    Intel HD 4400
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Upgraded to 8.1 though the Windows Store?
 

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    CPU
    AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition Deneb 3.7GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS M4N68T-M V2 µATX Motherboard
    Memory
    8GB 4GBx2 Kingston PC10600 DDR3 1333 Memory
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA Geforce GT640 2 Gig DDR3 PCIe
    Sound Card
    VIA VT1708s High Definition Audio 8-channel Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    22" LG E2242 1080p and 2 19" I-INC AG191D
    Screen Resolution
    1280x1024 - 1920x1080 - 1280x1024
    Hard Drives
    Crucial MX100 256 GB SSD and 500 GB WD Blue SATA
    PSU
    Thermaltake TR 620
    Case
    Power Up Black ATX Mid-Tower Case
    Cooling
    Stock heatsink fan
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wireless K350 Wave
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    Logitech M570 Trackball and T650 TouchPad
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Yupp
 

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Well, all I can tell you is, the one time I did that, I had issues with my WIFI, keyboard and track pad. I reinstalled drivers etc but couldn't sort it out. One second my keyboard and track pad worked, then it would quit again, over and over. WIFI did the same thing, it just kept cutting in and out. No such issues when I did a clean install of 8.1 on the same hardware. Wish I could be more help. It's been my experience that upgrade installs often have issues.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Asus
    CPU
    AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition Deneb 3.7GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS M4N68T-M V2 µATX Motherboard
    Memory
    8GB 4GBx2 Kingston PC10600 DDR3 1333 Memory
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA Geforce GT640 2 Gig DDR3 PCIe
    Sound Card
    VIA VT1708s High Definition Audio 8-channel Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    22" LG E2242 1080p and 2 19" I-INC AG191D
    Screen Resolution
    1280x1024 - 1920x1080 - 1280x1024
    Hard Drives
    Crucial MX100 256 GB SSD and 500 GB WD Blue SATA
    PSU
    Thermaltake TR 620
    Case
    Power Up Black ATX Mid-Tower Case
    Cooling
    Stock heatsink fan
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wireless K350 Wave
    Mouse
    Logitech M570 Trackball and T650 TouchPad
    Internet Speed
    80 Mbps Down 30 Mbps Up
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    HP DVD1040e Lightscribe - External USB2

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