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  1. #460


    Posts : 115
    win-7-8.1


    Great job Brink especially option 3
    One question,
    This hidden esd folder can it be deleted after creating the 8 iso file ?
    If so where exactly is it
    Or should I wait until I actually create the bootable flash media ?
    Cheers.

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  2. #461


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
    Great job Brink especially option 3
    One question,
    This hidden esd folder can it be deleted after creating the 8 iso file ?
    If so where exactly is it
    Or should I wait until I actually create the bootable flash media ?
    Cheers.
    Sure, you could delete both folders below if you don't need them to save space.

    %UserProfile%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\WebSetup

    AND

    C:\ESD

    However, Option One let's you download an ISO without having the folders above left over.
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  3. #462


    Posts : 115
    win-7-8.1


    Thanks brink
    As for the second part about option 1
    Cheers.
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  4. #463


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    De nada
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  5. #464


    Do the files on this flash drive look like it should boot and run win 8.1 pro setup? I chose to install to flash drive as shown in tutorial. Do I have to prepare the drive first? It doesn't boot as is.
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  6. #465


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by sparhawk View Post
    Do the files on this flash drive look like it should boot and run win 8.1 pro setup? I chose to install to flash drive as shown in tutorial. Do I have to prepare the drive first? It doesn't boot as is.
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    No worries. You just created a bootable Windows 8.1 installation USB flash drive. It's all ready to boot from to install Windows 8.1.
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  7. #466

    8.1 installation dvd


    Thanks Brink...you sure give good instructions and I admire you a lot.

    I am a Happy Windows owner....
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  8. #467


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


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  9. #468


    Posts : 13
    windows 8.1


    i bought my laptop that comes with windows 8 (already updated to win8.1), i go here Product Key - Find for Windows 8 to know my key and find out that is oem key. so if i use the option one is it possible to format or install again my windows 8 like it was brandnew again? i only got oem key and i dont know what to choose from the five choices: windows8.1,n,pro,single language. is it possible if i use this Create Bootable USB or DVD with Windows 8 ISO to install my windows 8, my computer is still activate even though its oem? just making sure here.
    Sorry for my bad english and hope to get a reply before trying this. thnx in advance. and happy new yr.
    Last edited by freezcool; 01 Jan 2015 at 01:47.
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  10. #469


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Open the System page and see what it says under Windows Edition. Right click the start button and select System.
    Running winver should give you the same info. Right click the start button and select Run, then type in winver and hit enter.
    That should tell you what version of windows you are running. That download will use the embedded OEM key automatically during install. Assuming you install the correct version.
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