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Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create

  1. #70


    Posts : 6
    win 8


    Hi Brink,

    Thanks for your prompt reply.

    I got my product key but the same error/message as above image. Verified with option 4 and 5 and both have the same product key.

    How can I proceed to download the win8 ISO?

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  2. #71


    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10


    Yep, that's what I was afraid of. You have an "OEM" product key, so it appears it will not work to download a "retail" Windows 8 ISO.

    If you like, page 34 on your Lenovo G580 manual helps to show you how to do a "Lenovo OneKey Recovery" and how to back up the system partition. This can be used to reinstall Windows 8 back to factory conditions.

    Lenovo Support - Guides & Manuals (US)

    Click image for larger version
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  3. #72


    Posts : 6
    win 8


    Hi Brink,

    Does this System Recovery enough to reinstall win8 after trying win7 and considering on the same UEFI BIOS and not to reformat drive D? Also with the bootable USB.
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  4. #73


    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10


    If you create the bootable USB from their steps above, then it should be.
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  5. #74


    Posts : 6
    win 8


    What exactly the "bootable USB procedure" you mean? Is not the same as on your tutorial in making bootable USB on UEFI BIOS?
    Im a bit confused..
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  6. #75


    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10


    Sorry, it's from the instructions in your PCs manual posted above in the screenshot.
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  7. #76


    Posts : 6
    win 8


    Ok Brink. Thanks a lot for you help.
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  8. #77


    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by morzshock View Post
    Ok Brink. Thanks a lot for you help.
    Quote Originally Posted by Lenovo
    When the hard disk drive or solid state drive is replaced because of a failure, no
    product recovery program is on the new drive. In this case, you must use the
    Recovery Disc Set for the computer. Order the Recovery Disc Set and the drive at
    the same time so that you can recover the new drive with the pre-installed
    software when they arrive.
    You can Order Lenovo Recovery Disks from here:
    Lenovo Support - Home (US)
    Click on Parts & Accessories.
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  9. #78


    Posts : 6
    win 8


    Hi Theog,

    Thanks for the great info.
    Much appreciated.
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  10. #79


    Posts : 42
    Windows 8.1 Core


    Will creating an 8.1 ISO using Option 1 with the Windows 8 setup on a machine that differs from the target machine work? After creating the ISO, I ran a hash check on it and its SHA1 value has no hits on Google. That leads me to believe that this ISO is unique. In what way is it unique? Is it unique to the machine hardware fingerprint upon which it was created or simply from the Windows 8.0 product key entered to initiate the download?
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