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Upgrading corrupted 8.1 to Windows 10


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#1
Hi everyone. A friend of mine has given me his old Asus desktop PC to have a dabble with. Sadly, the 8.1 OS refuses to come back to life. I can't, refresh or clean install and all of the System Restore points are toast. I was thinking about putting Windows 10 onto the machine after reading that the free upgrade offer was working. How can I get around the fact that you need to upgrade from a boot USB drive from within Windows 8 1, when it won't boot?

Many thanks in advance 👍
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7 HP 64Bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 3330 @ 3.00GHz
    Motherboard
    MSI B75MA-P45 (MS-7798) (SOCKET 0)
    Memory
    8.00GB Dual-Channel DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    1024MB ATI AMD Radeon HD 7800 Series (MSI)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG IPS234 ([email protected])
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    128GB OCZ-AGILITY3 ATA Device (SSD)
    1TB SAMSUNG HD103SJ ATA Device (SATA)

KYHI

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#2
I can't, refresh or clean install and all of the System Restore points are toast.
To clean Install you have to boot from USB Media via the BIOS Boot Menu
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS 8700
    CPU
    I7
    Memory
    24 GB
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20
#3
Many thanks. Do you have any screenshot of what this looks like? Sorry for being stupid! Where can I find the correct OS, as well? I didn't realise there was so many different versions of the same OS!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7 HP 64Bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 3330 @ 3.00GHz
    Motherboard
    MSI B75MA-P45 (MS-7798) (SOCKET 0)
    Memory
    8.00GB Dual-Channel DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    1024MB ATI AMD Radeon HD 7800 Series (MSI)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG IPS234 ([email protected])
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    128GB OCZ-AGILITY3 ATA Device (SSD)
    1TB SAMSUNG HD103SJ ATA Device (SATA)

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