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Long story short, my Ubuntu partition and my Windows 8 partition had a fight, and they both lost. I have a computer booting nothing at the moment. So I'm trying to figure out how to get a clean-install of Windows 8 on my laptop. The usual refresh/reset features are out. There are no backups. Recovery partitions are gone.

Ideally, I need a Windows 8 (not Pro) ISO to install, but despite my searches, I cannot seem to find one. Anyone have any ideas how I can reset my PC and install Windows 8 again?

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If your laptop came with windows 8, there is an OEM windows 8 key embedded in your BIOS that windows will use to activate.

Simply obtain an install disc for windows 8 (make sure you get the correct version "standard"/Pro) and when installing, remove all other partitions prior to beginning the install. as far as finding the ISO goes Review:

Where can I download Windows 8 legally, from Microsoft?

Where can I legally obtain the 64bit version of Windows 8?

Where to find the Windows 8 ISO?

or google en_windows_8_x64_dvd_915440.iso, but do so at your own risk.

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