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Could change motherboard with Windows 8 clean install?

I'd like to change my motherboard and CPU. Does anybody know if I hit "Remove everything and reinstall Windows" and change my motherboard and CPU in the process what will happen? I have a Windows 8 ...
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0answers
15 views

Can you use/install windows 8 32-bit from a disk onto a laptop without an operating system already installed [on hold]

I am buying a new laptop and its more expensive to have it with an operating system already installed. But i have a windows 8 installation disc at home, so it would be better for me if i could install ...
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1answer
63 views

Installing Windows 7 to replace Windows 8: What to keep in mind?

I plan to buy an HP Pavilion (500-252eg) with Windows 8.1 pre-installed, and already have a Windows 7 DVD with a working key. What I want to do is get rid of Windows 8 and install Windows 7 instead, ...
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0answers
32 views

How do I get back to windows 8 from linux mint 17 via usb?

I have windows 8 pre-installed on my computer and then I installed linux mint 17 on my computer, I now want windows back on my pc and want to do so via usb.
6
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2answers
554 views

Obtain Windows 8.1 Update 1 installation media - I have Windows 8 Keys

I'm in the common yet unenviable position of having the older Windows 8 keys (one OEM non-Pro version - key in BIOS, one retail boxed copy Pro version), yet wanting to easily install Windows 8.1 ...
0
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0answers
81 views

Black screen after Windows 8.1 installer finishes loading files

I was given a Samsung laptop computer that has Windows 8 installed on it and was asked to re-install Windows because it will not boot up in Windows. When I start the machine "Preparing Automatic ...
0
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0answers
74 views

Windows 8 clean installation stuck at “installing update” any chance to skip this step?

I am installing windows 8 pro from a USB drive. While installation it is set to format my hard drive and create partitions. After that installation it starts properly but it gets stuck when installing ...
0
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1answer
33 views

Windows 8 Install SSD Issues

I'm having an annoying problem regarding installing Windows 8 on my SSD. I have a 40gb ssd (Corsair F40) which I'm trying to install Windows 8 on by using a flash drive. When running setup, the ssd is ...
0
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0answers
169 views

Windows cannot be installed to this disk. Ensure the disk's

I recently put together a self built rig. The all the parts seem to work, but when I try to install windows 8, I get the following error message: 'Windows cannot be installed to this disk. This ...
0
votes
1answer
942 views

Clean reinstall SQL Server Management Studio

I am on Windows 8.1, Professional edition. I installed SQL Server Management Studio 2012 x64 and everything worked well. I installed Visual Studio 2013 and everything worked well. Then, I installed ...
1
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4answers
3k views

we couldn't create a new partition or locate an existing one intalling windows 8.1

I'm trying to install windows 8.1 and I'm getting this error message after I choose the hard drive to install the windows in we couldn't create a new partition or locate an existing one just to be ...
2
votes
3answers
491 views

Unable to install Python on Windows 8

Recently I decided to upgrade from Python 2.7 to Python 3.4 on my Windows 8 laptop. So I uninstalled Py2.7, downloaded the .msi file from python's site and ran it. I found that every installer I tried ...
1
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0answers
111 views

Intel Rapid Storage Technology (pre-OS) driver installation

My desktop machine is built on Gigabyte GA-Z87-UD3H and Gigabyte provides the latest driver for Intel Rapid Storage Technology (IRST), which I installed after installing the OS. Same goes for my ...
1
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2answers
1k views

How to Install Windows 8.1 Pro on ASUS N46

I am installing Windows 8.1 Pro onto my ASUS N46JV laptop. At step "Which type of installation do you want?" there are 2 options: Upgrade: Install Windows and keep files, settings, and application ...
0
votes
1answer
415 views

Windows 8 placeholder keys [duplicate]

As noted here Windows 8.1 fresh install with Windows 8 licence Windows 8.1 has available "generic keys" that will let you install Windows 8.1, but not activate. Does Windows 8 have similar keys, ...
0
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1answer
548 views

Windows 8.1 Update 1 showing activation error

I have installed Windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro Version a few weeks back on my desktop computer running 64 bit version of the OS. The OS was running perfectly fine until today when it started showing ...
0
votes
1answer
446 views

Allow users to install games through steam without giving them admin access

I'm the family's tech support and I'm looking for a way to not give my brother admin access, yet allow him to install things from his steam library without me having to remote in every time he want's ...
0
votes
1answer
51 views

Various failures while trying to install WIndows 8.1 on fresh computer

I can't install windows 8.1 on fresh clean hard drive. In fresh install if I am selecting empty space to install Windows to, it starts installing, goes to 27% and fails with error 0x80070570 (unable ...
0
votes
1answer
132 views

Install Windows 8.1 from Dreamspark download on Ubuntu

I managed to download Windows 8.1 from Dreamspark but I can't install it (since it is supposed to be used from older Windows versions I suppose). Is it possible to create a bootable USB or otherwise ...
1
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0answers
83 views

Install Windows 8 from copy (not iso) of recovery partition

I have an Asus Vivoobook x202E which came with Windows 8 preinstalled. I used both Ubuntu and Windows for a short while, but then it all went to crap and I did a fresh install of Ubuntu 13.10 instead, ...
0
votes
1answer
104 views

How to install RTM Windows 8 on a laptop with OEM Windows 8?

I would like to install a clean RTM version of Windows 8 on a HP laptop that came with OEM version of Windows 8 with all kinds of bloatware and trialware. However I would like to keep all the current ...
0
votes
2answers
2k views

Partitions on GPT disk are not in the recommended order?

I want to install a clean RTM Windows 8.0 on a laptop that came with OEM Windows 8.0 pre-installed. I have a working ISO image on DVD. The problem is that the setup program complains about ...
0
votes
1answer
648 views

Can't install Linux on my laptop (HP envy 15), weird shutdown all the time

My HP laptop came with Windows 8. After several days of self-study, I already know how to reinstall Windows 8 or install windows 7. But I tried to install Linux such as Ubuntu, Fedora, Mint and came ...
0
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0answers
159 views

Windows 8.1 clean install keeps failing with Oxc0000005 error

I'm encountering the error Oxc0000005 when making a clean install of Windows 8.1 x64 on a Samsung 840 SSD. I don't know where the error is coming from, I'v already tested several ...
0
votes
0answers
94 views

Can I re-install a factory installed Windows 8 using USB recovery drive?

I have purchased an ASUS laptop that came pre-installed with Windows 8. There is a recovery partition on the hard drive. I want to be able to install from scratch on a brand new hard drive. I have ...
0
votes
1answer
59 views

USB booting not working

I want to install windows 8 using pen drive but it does not detect pen drive which i have make it bootable. I have sony vaio VPCEB34EN laptop. It boots from DVD writer but not from USB pen drive at ...
4
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1answer
1k views

what is the use of bootnxt file in windows 8 installation disc

while exploring the installation media of windows operating system i could see the following list of files : Boot mgr - the boot sector loads the Windows Boot Manager (hidden system file BOOTMGR in ...
0
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1answer
46 views

Win8 Event Viewer

I recently followed the answer on this site "Uninstalled Programs History...". That opened several hours of experimentation with Event Viewer. My question; Why are there many installed programs ...
0
votes
0answers
159 views

Where to get Windows 8 ISO [duplicate]

So I bought my laptop with Windows 8 pre-installed. I had problems and then installed Ubuntu over everything (no recovery left partition left or anything like that). I'd like to install Windows 8 ...
2
votes
5answers
7k views

Clean Install of Windows 8 on Newly Installed SSD

I bought a new SSD for my Windows PC. Now I'm trying to install Windows 8 on it. First attempt Started installation from within existing Windows 8 installation by launching setup.exe Installer says ...
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votes
1answer
36 views

Windows 7 program installs on windows 8 [closed]

Simple question, I've recently bought a new laptop with Windows 8.1 while previously I've had Windows 7. I've noticed a lot of programs don't have an install option for Windows 8, do installers for ...
0
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2answers
2k views

Windows 8: BFSVC Error: Could not open the BCD template store. Status = [c000000f]

I have installed a new hard disk drive on my Acer Aspire 771. I made a USB recovery stick as well as recovery cd of the Windows 8 64 bit running on the former HD (which got corrupted, so no cloning ...
0
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0answers
29 views

Adding a custom page to Windows 8 installation

I am trying to figure out if its possible to add a custom page during an OEM Windows 8 installation that asks the user if he/she wants to enroll in a service. The page will have some information about ...
0
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0answers
54 views

I purchased a laptop with Windows 8 and I want to install it again after deleting it

I purchased a Lenovo laptop with Windows 8. I wiped the HDD and installed Linux on it. I have since got a job where I'm programming in C# so it would nice to be able to develop on my laptop at ...
0
votes
1answer
48 views

windows 8 installation blacked my laptop screen

I have installed windows 8 on my Asus K43S using a USB drive. Previous OS was preinstalled win 7 by asus. The installation (customised installation) went well where i chose to format my previous ...
1
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2answers
2k views

Install Linux error: Could not allocate requested partitions - not enough free space on disks

I'm using Windows 8.1, now for education purpose, I try to install Oracle Linux 6.5 as dual boot on my computer. At the Disk Partition section, I found that I cannot create a Partition, both with ...
0
votes
1answer
85 views

How do I install Linux mint OS on my desktop?

I'm using windows 8 64 bit with 8 GB ram, 500 GB hard disk, and an i5 3rd generation processor. I have recently downloaded Linux Mint and many others OSs like Fedora and Ubuntu as iso files. ...
0
votes
1answer
4k views

Why won't my CD run when I load it in the drive in my Windows 8.1?

Why won't my Quicken installation disk run when I load it in the CD drive of my Windows 8.1 computer? When the disc was put in the computer's tray, the tray closed and nothing happens.
21
votes
3answers
106k views

Clean install Windows 8.1 or Windows 8 from OEM key

I have recently acquired a laptop with an OEM Windows 8 product key. I am interested in a clean install of Windows 8.1. I do not have any original install media, only recovery disks, and the ...
2
votes
2answers
6k views

Install Windows 8 OEM on a new HDD with BIOS key on a Toshiba Laptop

My company bought a new machine for me, it's a Toshiba Satellite L855-149 i7-3630QM 12GB/750/DVD-RW/Win8. They also bough a SSD drive and I'm suppose to replace the HDD with it. After searching the ...
2
votes
1answer
797 views

Why does my Windows 8.1 store upgrade installation still ask for a product key?

In the Windows 8 store, I saw a link saying "Update to Windows 8.1 for free". So I clicked on it, and it downloaded, and the installation began. But after that, it was asking me for a product key, ...
1
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0answers
75 views

Windows 8 OEM: How to do a fresh install onto a smaller drive [duplicate]

I want to upgrade the 500GB HDD that came with my Dell Laptop to a 120GB SSD. Windows 8 came pre-loaded (OEM, no sticker). Here's what I've tried so far: Attempt #1: Create a restore disk using the ...
0
votes
1answer
562 views

Why is my WIndows 8 installation stuck in a loop?

On my computer build, I'm trying to install a OEM WIndows 8 (Not blue: I'm going to upgrade...). When I first started the installation, I did the normal language options, hit install, entered my ...
0
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0answers
20 views

How to stop previous installation of the program in Windows 8?

First days with Windows 8. I have custom keyboard layout setup program. I tried to run it, but Windows prevented the launch due to security issues. I tried again, and I forced install -- however ...
3
votes
4answers
4k views

Cannot find one or more components. Please reinstall application

I am running Windows 8, 64 bit and have SQL Server 2012 installed. I downloaded the client tools, looked in the directory for SQL Server Management Studio, and see it's there. When I try to run SQL ...
7
votes
1answer
6k views

Cannot install Hyper-V platform on Windows 8.1 Pro

I have a problem related to installing Hyper-V on Windows 8.1 Pro x64. I decided to experiment with some Windows Phone 8 programming. In order to install the simulator I need to have Hyper-V platform ...
0
votes
0answers
234 views

How to do a clean install of Windows 8.1 with non-retail key?

I cannot upgrade 8 to 8.1 because that process results in a series of bluescreens and completely system failure. I tried to follow this: windows-8-1-fresh-install-with-windows-8-licence but after ...
1
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0answers
27 views

centOS is not reading windows8 partition while installing

I am installing centOS over windows 8 in dual boot mode. And I made 30GB free space through windows partition. But when I install centOS , it is not reading that partitions. It shows full hard-disk. ...
1
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1answer
9k views

Partition Issue with Windows 8.1 Installation

I bought a brand new machine and I wanted to install Windows 8.1 on a single 4TB HDD. I want to partition the drive using the following layout: Drive 0 Partition 1: System Reserved - whatever the ...
0
votes
2answers
558 views

Windows 8 OEM Reinstalling

I know this question is a repetition but I didn't find any solution of my problem from any of the previous questions. Recently I formatted my Laptop HDD and now I want to re install windows 8 I've a ...