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Solved Reinstall Windows 8 after factory repair?


MalcolmW

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#1
I upgraded the pre-installed Windows 7 to Windows 8 on a computer under warranty. The computer developed a defect that needs a factory repair and I will be using the recovery facility to restore Windows 7 before the computer is collected.
On return its return will I be able to use the same installation disc and product key to upgrade again?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Medion

SIW2

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#2
Try it and see if it activates first.

If not, you may need to call MS and explain to get activated.

I don't think you will any difficulty. MS are desperate to try and get people to use this thing.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop

Ztruker

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#4
If it's a hardware problem, do an image backup then when you get it back do an image restore.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro X64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo IdeaCenter K450
    CPU
    Intel Quad Core i7-4770 @ 3.4Ghz
    Motherboard
    Lenovo
    Memory
    16.0GB PC3-12800 DDR3 SDRAM 1600 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Integrated HD Graphics
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP h2207
    Screen Resolution
    [email protected]
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung EVO SATA-3 SSD;
    2TB Seagate ST2000DM001 SATA-2;
    1.5TB Seagate ST3150041AS SATA
    PSU
    500W
    Keyboard
    Wired USB
    Mouse
    Wired USB
    Internet Speed
    3GB Up, 30GB Down
    Browser
    SeaMonkey
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender; MBAM Pro
    Other Info
    UEFI/GPT
    PLDS DVD-RW DH16AERSH

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