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Solved (Win8.1) Refresh Install option "some files are missing"

alv22

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Hi guys,

what do I do if the refresh install on W8.1 says that I'm missing files?

I installed W8 from a retail disc and upgraded to 8.1 via Windows Update. I can't use the W8 disc, it says invalid media.

Do I just follow the steps shown on the tutorial here?

Thanks.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 64-bit

genet

New Member
Guru
You must insert the Windows 8.1 DVD/USB installation media. -> Look at this post for info.

edit:

How to download Windows 8.1 installation media? -> link
 
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo G580
    CPU
    Intel Core i5-3230M
    Memory
    8 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD Graphics 4000
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender, standard user account
    Other Info
    UEFI firmware (BIOS) embedded Windows 8 product key.

alv22

New Member
You must insert the Windows 8.1 DVD/USB installation media. -> Look at this post for info.

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/18309-windows-8-windows-8-1-iso-download-create.html

OPTION ONE

Download Windows 8.1 Update ISO File with Retail Windows 8 Key

NOTE: This will not work if you use an OEM or system builders product key.

So I'll need to revert to W8 manually before doing a refresh? Or could I do it as long as I have an ISO of W8.1?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 64-bit

genet

New Member
Guru
1) Download Windows 8.1 -> link

2) Create a Windows 8.1 DVD or USB flash drive.

3) Refresh or Reset Windows 8.1
 
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo G580
    CPU
    Intel Core i5-3230M
    Memory
    8 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD Graphics 4000
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender, standard user account
    Other Info
    UEFI firmware (BIOS) embedded Windows 8 product key.

genet

New Member
Guru
edit:

Create installation media for Windows 8.1

Take a look at this post: link
 
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo G580
    CPU
    Intel Core i5-3230M
    Memory
    8 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD Graphics 4000
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender, standard user account
    Other Info
    UEFI firmware (BIOS) embedded Windows 8 product key.

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