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Repair Install Windows 8

  1. #120


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    64-bit Windows 10


    No worries.

    Since you only have a Windows 8 key, you would use all of Option One to get a Windows 8.1 Update ISO file.

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  2. #121


    Posts : 59
    Windows 8 Pro


    All sorted out thanks a lot, Brink
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  3. #122


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Great news.
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  4. #123


    Posts : 59
    Windows 8 Pro


    A question, Brink, if I want to reinstall 8.1 (for whatever reason) can I do it from the 8.1 DVD created as above with my 8.0 Product Key, or do I have to go through installing 8.0 and updating to 8.1?
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  5. #124


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    64-bit Windows 10


    If this is for a retail product key, then you could install Windows 8.1 directly using a generic key, then activate with your Windows 8 key after installation has finished.



    If this is for an OEM key for a preinstalled Windows 8, then you'll have to install Windows 8 and update to 8.1 again.
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  6. #125


    Posts : 68
    Windows 8


    I was hoping to repair my Win8.1 Update installation, but I only have the Win8 Upgrade DVD. Can I somehow manage with this? Is it possible to make some kind of slipstreamed ISO like with Win7?
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  7. #126


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Muyfa,

    I'm sorry, but you must have installation media that's the exact same as what you currently have installed. Slipstreamed media doesn't work with a repair install.

    You might see if doing a system restore before you had the issue may help. If not, then you may need to refresh or reset Windows instead.
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  8. #127


    Posts : 68
    Windows 8


    Cool. Refresh was probably what I was looking for anyways. :-)
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  9. #128


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    64-bit Windows 10


    I hope it helps.
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  10. #129


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8


    I got here from a link in another forum,
    You CAN Repair Windows 8 (8.1) Without Losing Everything | Windows Secrets Lounge

    I troed this, but bascially was told the 'repair' I was trying had to be run from inside windows.
    Is there a way I can boot off an install DVD & repair Win 8 without losing all my programs?
    Thanks!
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