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Repair Install Windows 8


wow!!

Ok well here I go............I hope to have success!

Thanks!!


PS why is it there not more info on this? Microsoft said it cant be done lol........the tech support line that is.
 

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    i7-intel 5960
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    Asus X99 Deluxe 3.1
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    Corsair Dominator 3000mhz 32G
    Graphics Card(s)
    2x Nvidia Geforce Titan Z
    Sound Card
    Onboard Realtek sound System
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 4k Curved monitor
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD M2 950 Pro 512G, 2 WD RED HDD in raid 5 , Samsung 850 SSD 512G backup OS
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    80 plus Gold 1500w PSU
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    Alienware Area 51 R2
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    Corsair Hydro Series H110i GT High Performance Water / Liquid CPU Cooler with 5 LED High static fans
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    Alienware Tactx Keyboard
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    340 down / 23 up TWC
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You're most welcome.

I guess since it's not an official method, they don't have it in their guide manuals.
 

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  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS Maximus X Code Z370
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    300 Mb/s Download and 30 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB6190 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

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Stick the install disk in the drive while booted, then run Setup. Then go to Starbucks, win 8 usually does it all automatically.

You should really secure your workstation though, and ESET/Malwarebytes. Those are the only two AV that work.
 

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    Asus M2N-MX SE Plus § DualCore AMD Athlon 64 X2, 2300 MHz (11.5 x 200) 4400+ § Corsair Value Select
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    AMD 4400+/4200+
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    Asus M2N-MX SE Plus/Asus A8M2N-LA (NodusM)
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    WDC WD50 00AAKS-007AA SCSI Disk Device
    ST1000DL 002-9TT153 SCSI Disk Device
    WDC WD3200AAJB-00J3A0 ATA Device
    WDC WD32 WD-WCAPZ2942630 USB Device
    WD My Book 1140 USB Device
    PSU
    Works 550w
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    MSI "M-Box"
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    Water Cooled
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    Dell Keyboard
    Mouse
    Microsoft Intellimouse
    Internet Speed
    Cable Medium Speed
    Browser
    Chrome/IE 10
    Antivirus
    Eset NOD32 6.x/Win Defend
    Other Info
    Recently lost my Windows 8 on my main PC, had to go back to Windows 7.
So very helpful Shawn, I'm still running into Win7, roadblocks& files, that I thought were, long gone always, resurface.Thank You for all your help!
 

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    Win 10-64 bit
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    PC/Desktop
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    HP Pavilion 500-239
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    AMD A10-6800K APU
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    MSI 2AE0 (PO)
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    8192MB
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    ATI AMD Radeon HD 8670DRADEON 6870D- Dual Graphics
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    AMD High Definition Audio Device-IDT HD audio Codec
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    samsung syncmaster 2253LW
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    1980X1020
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    Seagate-ST1000DM 003-1CH162 SATA Disk Device
    WESTERN digital-1140-3TB-My Book
    Western Digital-WDC WD10 EAVS-00D7B1 USB Device
    Western Digita-lWD Ext HDD 1021 USB Device-
    PSU
    hp-default.
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    Small Desktop.
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    hp-default.
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    HID Keyboard Device
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    HID-compliant mouse
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    low
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    Google Chrome
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    MS-Defender, MRT, Malwarebytes_free
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    Ccleaner pro, Defraggler pro, Recuva pro, Speecy pro, Nero 2012 Platinum, Quicktime,Nero 2016platinum, Linksys_AC1200+ 4_port_Wireless Router.

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I'm glad it could help Graham. :)
 

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  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS Maximus X Code Z370
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    300 Mb/s Download and 30 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB6190 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone
I have a dual boot system, a desktop PC I built myself. 3 ea 1TB hard drives and Windows XP Pro resides on the drive 0 as C:\ logical partition of drive 0 has D:\ as well as F:\ F: is the partition that has my Windows 8.1 PRO installation, that, until recently, has worked great. I could dual boot between either 8.1 PRO or the "earlier operating system" which was XP PRO. I have some software and setups on XP that are/can only be used in xp. Some aren't even available anymore.

The other day I turn on my monitor and Windows 8.1 was "hung" so I tried to push 'sleep' on my keyboard and then bring it out of sleep to see if that would bring back the video. No luck, so I shut it down and restarted. Ever since I get the boot menu that lists 8.1 and "earlier operating system (XP)" and I can boot right into XP with no issues. It is when I try to boot into 8.1 pro that I have the problems. It simply won't go/boot into the 8.1. I see the partition in my XP OS it's there and seems intact. (logical drive) and there are many programs I have installed in it including Classic Shell.

I have my Windows 8.1 pro DVD. Is there any way possible I can use it to do a repair/install and keep the registry and installed files on my 8.1 PRO operating system?
 

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  • OS
    Windows XP and 8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Asus MB home built
    CPU
    AMD AM3+
    Motherboard
    Asus
    Memory
    12GB
    Hard Drives
    3 ea Western Digital 1 Tb hard drives.
    Drive 0 = 3 partitions C: D: F:
    Drive 1 = 1 partition
    Drive 2 = 1 partition
    Internet Speed
    DSL sometimes slow as mollasses in Jan.
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    ESET

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Hello Aksarben, and welcome to Eight Forums. :)

You will be able to safely do a repair install of Windows 8.1 without messing up XP since Windows 8.1 was installed last, but you will have to do it from within Windows 8.1 and not at boot. You will not be able to do a repair install at boot.
 

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  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS Maximus X Code Z370
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    300 Mb/s Download and 30 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB6190 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone
Thanks Brink for the welcome!!!

Unfortunately, I have not been able to even boot back into Windows 8.1 pro. I get to the boot menu screen and I can choose "Earlier Windows Operating System" and then it shuts down, BIOS appears again, and now it boots into Windows XP. If I choose the Windows 8.1 It runs for a bit, screen goes blank and stays that way until I push the reset button. I used a program at this local Dual-boot Repair tool - Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista that should fix the MBR and boot records. I have even tried to repair the booting from the Windows 8.1 PRO DVD I have, going into command prompt, using bootrec /fixboot, bootrec /fixmbr, bootrec /rebuildbdc and so on. Nothing let me boot back into 8.1. Yet, in viewing that partition all files seem there, and even though the partition is not active (logical) partition, it was booting ok just a week ago on my dual boot setup.

In the Advanced part of the DVD menu It won't even fix the startup, nor do a refresh. The one thing I wonder is if I should change the partition to "Primary" rather than "Logical" that it is?

Any suggestions are worth a try. I cloned the entire Drive 0 (C: D: F: ) from the WD to a same size Seagate drive and that is the one I am playing with. If something is not right, at least I can put the WD back in and still boot to XP if needed or can access the files on the partition of the Windows 8.1 PRO installation on drive F:
 

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  • OS
    Windows XP and 8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Asus MB home built
    CPU
    AMD AM3+
    Motherboard
    Asus
    Memory
    12GB
    Hard Drives
    3 ea Western Digital 1 Tb hard drives.
    Drive 0 = 3 partitions C: D: F:
    Drive 1 = 1 partition
    Drive 2 = 1 partition
    Internet Speed
    DSL sometimes slow as mollasses in Jan.
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    Firefox
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    ESET

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It's looking like you may need to back up what you can from Windows 8 while in XP, then delete and reinstall Windows 8.1.
 

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  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS Maximus X Code Z370
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    300 Mb/s Download and 30 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB6190 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone
Would it be of any help if I made that 8.1 partition active? And, where is the registry located in Windows 8.1?
 

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  • OS
    Windows XP and 8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Asus MB home built
    CPU
    AMD AM3+
    Motherboard
    Asus
    Memory
    12GB
    Hard Drives
    3 ea Western Digital 1 Tb hard drives.
    Drive 0 = 3 partitions C: D: F:
    Drive 1 = 1 partition
    Drive 2 = 1 partition
    Internet Speed
    DSL sometimes slow as mollasses in Jan.
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    ESET

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It would be best to go ahead and create a new thread to get help with your issue instead since it's not related to this tutorial.
 

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  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS Maximus X Code Z370
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    300 Mb/s Download and 30 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB6190 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

desertdad

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Setup for the repair questions

I am about to do a repair on my wife's XPS 8700, Win8.1, 64 bit. I will use a current Win8.1/64 ISO on a second internal HD. I think I have a set of recovery tools prepared. I plan on disabling Norton until this is complete. I have two kinds of questions, all having to do with the process that takes place at the beginning. Do I need to do anything with TWEAKUAC? How about START8? How about the norrmal Autostart of apps? Do I need to do anything with Secure Boot, [I don't think so, currently ON]? Since I'm repairing a Dell installed Win8.1, I don't think I need to do anything about the license [I have it, but don't think I'll need it}. I have to admit I'm nervous about this, especially since it is my wife's personal machine. I could be in real trouble....
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8.1Update build 9600
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Dell XPS 8700
    CPU
    3.60 gigahertz Intel Core i74790
    Motherboard
    Dell Inc. 0KWVT8 A03
    Memory
    12G
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GT720
    Sound Card
    onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG EW224
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    (1) 1TB
    (1) 1TB
    Case
    tower
    Cooling
    air
    Keyboard
    Logitech wired
    Mouse
    Logitech trackball M570, wireless
    Internet Speed
    40 down, 8 up
    Browser
    Chrome - primary, IE11 - secondary
    Antivirus
    Norton Security

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Hello desertdad, :)

I'd go ahead and temporarily disable secure boot in addition to Norton before starting to help make sure it won't interrupt the repair install, and can enable it again afterwards.
 

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System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS Maximus X Code Z370
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    300 Mb/s Download and 30 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB6190 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

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ESD or ISO

Assumptions are a killer...The ISO I will be using is really an .ISO file instead of the MCT downloaded ESD file. That file has a Sources\install.esd. After decrypting the ESD file I ended up with a real .ISO filetype containing a Sources\Install.iso. Whenever people talk about downloading the "ISO file", I just wanted to make sure my using the decrypted ISO file would be ok. I'll go ahead and disable secure boot, leave the machine in UEFI boot mode and leave Fast Start disabled.:thumb:
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8.1Update build 9600
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Dell XPS 8700
    CPU
    3.60 gigahertz Intel Core i74790
    Motherboard
    Dell Inc. 0KWVT8 A03
    Memory
    12G
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GT720
    Sound Card
    onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG EW224
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    (1) 1TB
    (1) 1TB
    Case
    tower
    Cooling
    air
    Keyboard
    Logitech wired
    Mouse
    Logitech trackball M570, wireless
    Internet Speed
    40 down, 8 up
    Browser
    Chrome - primary, IE11 - secondary
    Antivirus
    Norton Security

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Please let us know how it went.
 

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System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS Maximus X Code Z370
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    300 Mb/s Download and 30 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB6190 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

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I might be in trouble

Doing the repair on another machine...Secure boot, Norton, firewall disabled... picked up some updates...didn't ask for license as expected...accepted the terms...keeping everything...successful started into checking for compatibility [Making sure you're ready to install, Please Wait spinning]...taking a very long time, infrequent small blips of disk activity, I would have expected this to go pretty quickly. Is this behavior to be expected? Just the compatibility check has been going for over an hour. Can I kill this anytime until I actually start the install? If this doesn't fly, I'm probably into a refresh.
Any ideas? The thing that has me the most worried is the miniscule amount of disk activity.:(

Update: I backed out of this at 2 1/2 hours of checking for compatibility. I really hate to start with the as-delivered state. What a PIA. I need to step back a bit. I turned secure boot back on and restarted Norton/firewall. Her system is back up and running crippled but usable.:sick:
 
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8.1Update build 9600
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Dell XPS 8700
    CPU
    3.60 gigahertz Intel Core i74790
    Motherboard
    Dell Inc. 0KWVT8 A03
    Memory
    12G
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GT720
    Sound Card
    onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG EW224
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    (1) 1TB
    (1) 1TB
    Case
    tower
    Cooling
    air
    Keyboard
    Logitech wired
    Mouse
    Logitech trackball M570, wireless
    Internet Speed
    40 down, 8 up
    Browser
    Chrome - primary, IE11 - secondary
    Antivirus
    Norton Security

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A repair install can take a long time depending on bad of shape the OS is in. Otherwise, you could do a clean install that would be faster and give you the best results, but you would lose anything that is not backed up first.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS Maximus X Code Z370
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    300 Mb/s Download and 30 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB6190 cable modem,
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To run this on my Win 8.1, do I need to/ would it be better to SlipStream the Installed KBs/ Updates on my OS? (I ca see them) into Win 8.1 media?
 

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Hello xbliss,

Unfortunately, you wouldn't be able to use slipstream installation media to do a repair install with.

As long as the installation media is for the same version and language as you have installed, you would be able to use it for a repair install though.
 

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Hello xbliss,

Unfortunately, you wouldn't be able to use slipstream installation media to do a repair install with.

As long as the installation media is for the same version and language as you have installed, you would be able to use it for a repair install though.
Ok. I can use original media, but that would over write newer SPs/ KBs right? Or those will remain? Wont those newer items block the Older Media update/ install?
 

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