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WIN 8.1 ISO FILE

Does this file just replace/re-install Win 8.1 or does it do anything else? I almost used it instead of a Recovery Thumb Drive thinking
it would replace and not repair Win 8.1...
Thank you for help!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    win 8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP/envy 1534
    CPU
    AMD FX-6200
    Motherboard
    M3970AM-HP (Angelica2)
    Memory
    10GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Eyefinity Radeon HD 7570
    Browser
    Mozilla-FireFox
    Antivirus
    Avast plus Windows Defender

Bree

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You can use the ISO to do an in-place repair install.


You can also use it to make a bootable USB, my preferred method is the manual Option Two in this tutorial


You can use this USB to do a clean install, but you can also boot to the Advanced Startup options, see Option Seven in this tutorial

 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    8.1
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Hyper-V

TechnoMage

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I don't know, how many people I've seen asking (on a forum) if they can re-install their OS without loosing their data. ???

Have those people NEVER heard of doing backups? Strange, because I personally have been telling them to Backup their data, for well over a decade.
If you (any YOU) have all your important stuff (data) backed up, you can reinstall your OS all day long, and never loose a bit of data.
I personally have been backing up my stuff since 1980. Heck, that's 41 years!!!
Like my Army trng Sgt used to tell us...."Some people just don't get the word!"
I give up!

:cool:
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win-8.1/Pro/64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home Made
    CPU
    AMD 8 Core
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte, Ultra Durable, GA-970A-DSP3
    Memory
    Crucial, 8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon HD 5450 (2 GB)
    Sound Card
    On Board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    24" LG
    Hard Drives
    Sandisk, SSD 120GB, 8TB Seagate backup drive
    PSU
    Antec Earthwatts, 650
    Case
    Pac-Man Case
    Keyboard
    HP Professional
    Mouse
    GearHead Wireless
    Internet Speed
    5 Meg
    Browser
    Firefox
    Other Info
    Using Classic Shell on Win-8.1 /pro/64

TechnoMage

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Speaking of an ISO file..... (Windows 8.1/Pro/x86)
I downloaded one, and used "Rufus", or some such, to burn it to a DVD, making it bootable.
That was some time ago.
So yesterday, I was given a very old Dell Latitude 1311, that originally came with Windows XP installed. It has a Sempron, 1 Core cpu, and 2GB of ram, and an 80GB HD.
Somewhere, someone had upgraded it to Windows 7/Pro/x86.
I spent several hours, deleting crap and trying to get it to working efficiently. Never did get it running up to my specifications. After years of Abuse, it was just a Mess!

So my next option was to Upgrade the HD to a 500GB Seagate spinner, and install Windows 8.1/Pro/x86. I've had that 8.1 DVD for several years and have only used it once.
I booted up the little Laptop with the DVD, and it went right through the install with NO problems. Now, after several hours of tweaking, tuning, and installing necessary
software, I have a nice little laptop, happily running Windows 8.1/Pro/x86. The install was smooth, seamless and painless. Well, almost! lol No problems, just lots of little details.

Windows 8.1 is great, installing to almost any PC. It installs drivers for all the standard stuff; Video, LAN, Sound, USB, Mouse, Keyboard, etc.
And with the new Classic Shell installed, it can even Mimic Windows 7, and give many more options for looks and feel.

Windows 8.1 has become my Go-To OS for install on just about any PC or Laptop, even the OLD ones.

I wish that more guys/gals would consider Windows 8.1 for an upgrade from Windows 7 or Vista.

Cheers Mates!
TechnoMage :cool:
 
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win-8.1/Pro/64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home Made
    CPU
    AMD 8 Core
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte, Ultra Durable, GA-970A-DSP3
    Memory
    Crucial, 8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon HD 5450 (2 GB)
    Sound Card
    On Board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    24" LG
    Hard Drives
    Sandisk, SSD 120GB, 8TB Seagate backup drive
    PSU
    Antec Earthwatts, 650
    Case
    Pac-Man Case
    Keyboard
    HP Professional
    Mouse
    GearHead Wireless
    Internet Speed
    5 Meg
    Browser
    Firefox
    Other Info
    Using Classic Shell on Win-8.1 /pro/64

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