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Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create

  1. #600


    Posts : 6
    windows 10


    Thanks for your help guys !!

    Correct me with my process if its wrong .so this is what I will do to my computer ?

    1. just burn this file to cd/dvd? Name:  burn.png
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    (before when I enter bios there is word "uefi" that is attch to my hard drive) I don't know why is it gone now .
    2. correct the boot setting, restart my pc / or click the specific boot option /
    3. format my drive "c" where the os is installed/ click/tap drive c then click next (I'll do nothing from the other drive)this is clean install right? ?|
    my problem also what if it will request for a key should I use my original key or should I skip it(if there is a button ?

    (I'm installing directly window 8.1 core) right ? even though my preinstalled is 8 ?

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  2. #601


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Reden,

    After you download the Windows 8.1 ISO from OPTION ONE:

    UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows


    UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with

    If you have an OEM PC that came with Windows 8 preinstalled, then your product key will be embedded in the UEFI firmware chip and will be automatically detected and used by Windows Setup.
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  3. #602


    Posts : 6
    windows 10


    thanks sir brink!

    actually I'm having a problem downloading the file using the media creation tool. do you have any recommended site where I can download it much faster ? thanks !
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  4. #603


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    Posts : 275
    Windows 8.1 64 bit


    In post 601 above, why don't you refer to using the Media Creation Tool at the start of this thread?
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  5. #604


    Thanks so much for all the info. all be safe...we sure do need you. Cliff
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  6. #605


    Posts : 7
    Windows 10 Home (64-bit)


    I've ASUS laptop which came pre-installed with Windows 8(64-bit). It was upgraded to Windows 8.1 Single Language (64-bit) through Windows Store. I have gone through all the 604 postings above & notice that it is probably not possible to download Windows 8 ISO file with an OEM key from Microsoft. The relevant file(en_windows_8_x64_dvd_915440.iso) is available at Google Drive. Will it be prudent to use it for Clean Install of Windows 8?
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  7. #606


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by layman View Post
    I've ASUS laptop which came pre-installed with Windows 8(64-bit). It was upgraded to Windows 8.1 Single Language (64-bit) through Windows Store. I have gone through all the 604 postings above & notice that it is probably not possible to download Windows 8 ISO file with an OEM key from Microsoft. The relevant file(en_windows_8_x64_dvd_915440.iso) is available at Google Drive. Will it be prudent to use it for Clean Install of Windows 8?
    Hello Layman,

    You can use OPTION ONE to download a Windows 8.1 ISO without having to enter a product key. Afterwards, you will be able to clean install Windows 8.1 on your PC, and activate with your OEM Windows 8 product key.
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  8. #607


    Posts : 7
    Windows 10 Home (64-bit)


    Thanks Brink. In other words, it is never advisable to wipe the hidden "OEM" partitions & "Restore" partition in my computer. In so many replies I have seen suggestions for complete formatting the whole hard drive even the separate partition containing data to overcome PC problems.
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  9. #608


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    If you have installation media, then you don't really need the factory recovery partitions. However, I would recommend create factory recovery media before deleting them to have available if you should ever want to use it.
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  10. #609


    For instance, my computer came with Windows 8 Home X64. I upgraded to Pro then 8.1 Pro then10 Pro. The factory recovery partition would be useless to me as I would never want to go back to 8 Home so I deleted it and all partitions on my boot drive and did a clean install of 8.1 Pro.

    I make weekly image backup instead, originally with Acronis but now I'm using AOMEI Back Upper.
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