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Sphynx Ars Tribunus Militum Tribus: Dark Side of the Moon Registered: May 6, 2010Posts: 1853 Posted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 5:05 pm HellDiver wrote:ei.cfg is missing from Windows 8 - so It doesn't change the situation; it only likes my retail key. Let me go through this again:When you install these systems BOOTED to installation media, you get an unacceptable half-assed "solution":Lets say I want to put Win 7 on drive H: and If the computer is still under warranty they may give you the installation disc.
Print reprints Favorite EMAIL Tweet Discuss this Article 34 peterwhitehouse on Nov 10, 2014 Does this give you 8.1 or 8.1 Update? I bought Windows 8 as an upgrade, so it would be nice to know that I could reinstall it from scratch without a prior Windows pre-installed. But yeah, this is a tough way for users to go. Back to top #15 dc3 dc3 Arachibutyrophobia Members 27,716 posts ONLINE Gender:Male Location:Sierra Foothills of Northern Ca.
Also, if your computer happened to ship with Windows 8 instead of Windows 8.1, you'll need to track down Windows 8 media, since keys for 8 and 8.1 are incompatible with Noobie to ars technica but hardly a n00b.Maybe I am asking a dumb question:I am NOT trying to beat the OEM licensing, I am just trying to reinstall 8.1 Pro on According to the Bing Shopping results, there are 21 online stores where you can buy this package, for prices ranging from $169.53 to $237.59. Windows 8.1's in-box support for current Wi-Fi and Ethernet adapters is also pretty comprehensive, and once you've connected to the Internet, Windows Update can usually grab a surprising number of basic
Back to top #11 dc3 dc3 Arachibutyrophobia Members 27,716 posts ONLINE Gender:Male Location:Sierra Foothills of Northern Ca. Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Download Windows and obtain a product key Before you can do a clean install of Windows you need to create the installation media—a disc or flash drive you can boot from Slic 2.1 Windows 7 Login or register to post comments EzzyB on Nov 11, 2014 Excellent!
Click Next and pick the drive you want to use, click Next and confirm that it's OK to format the USB drive, and the tool will download the Windows install files Slic Toolkit Sometimes, as we've seen with today's "Superfish" news, it can be actively harmful, putting users' security at risk. [email protected]@n Ars Legatus Legionis Tribus: oblivion Registered: Feb 17, 2001Posts: 15686 Posted: Thu Apr 10, 2014 11:58 am Yeah MS has implemented some sophisticated schemes in their efforts to dwarf piracy, http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2015/02/save-yourself-from-your-oems-bad-decisions-with-a-clean-install-of-windows-8-1/ In earlier machines I had such as WinXP on F: and also on G: so one is a maintenance system for the other.
I can do anything anyone wants me to try and report back on what occurred, etc. How To Embed Product Key In Bios What is Microsoft doing to clarify these terms to resellers and end-users? Plug in your USB drive and select "USB flash drive" in the utility instead of downloading an ISO (unless you need to burn a DVD, in which case the ISO is I used Microsoft's own "decision engine" to shop for a single copy of Windows 7 Ultimate, 64-bit edition.
If there are any programs you know you'll want installed on your PC, you can also download those beforehand. his comment is here I chose the latter and used IMGBURN.The USB drive method is also more suitable to deal with creating the ei.cfg file. [This release does not have it.] [Although some ISO modding Ei.cfg Oem But I deliberately left one type of Windows license off that list, because it deserves its own special place in the Corporate Communications Hall of Shame. Remove Windows Key From Bios This system does work, but I cannot reinstall it; counter to the entire thrust of this thread.On partitioning:I do most with Easeus with one exception: Easeus will not delete the C:
You never know when one will leave you. Hack 8.0 install to fool it into thinking it wasn't an upgrade (because you can no longer validate XP so upgrading isn't possible anymore) 3. clasys Smack-Fu Master, in training Registered: Oct 12, 2015Posts: 7 Posted: Fri Oct 16, 2015 11:51 pm I solved the problem, stumbled on the answer by nosing around related topics regarding When the analogous part of the installation process gets to that part, the screen is DIFFERENT. Change Bios Embedded Product Key
Login or register to post comments SamR on Nov 10, 2014 I found this on the "Create installation media for Windows 8.1" site at the bottom. "If you’re running Windows 7, You should follow my instructions for creating Windows 8 recovery media too. Get geeky trivia, fun facts, and much more. Welcome to Ars Technica!Thirded!
Previously, Microsoft forced users to upgrade to Windows 10 before they could start fresh and do a clean install-which was annoyingly complicated and time-consuming. Windows 7 Oem Activation Tool For either method, make note of the incoming and outgoing server addresses and settings. To sign up for more newsletters or to manage your account, visit the Newsletter Subscription Center.
Back to top #5 donisonleague donisonleague Topic Starter Members 100 posts OFFLINE Local time:03:07 PM Posted 03 December 2015 - 09:17 AM The product key is embedded in the UEFI
Note: I've done the 8.1 installation "both ways" in terms of booting to the installation media or running setup.exe when booted to another system. Volume etc)Then i used this great app that can tell you what Type your licence key is and the vendor that issued it (Dell, samsung, HP etc)go here The Ultimate PID If you want a completely fresh system, though, you have a couple options. Pid.txt Windows 10 Black_Obsidian "There are eels in my hovercraft!" Ars Tribunus Angusticlavius et Subscriptor Tribus: Ottawa, Canada Registered: Sep 16, 1999Posts: 7590 Posted: Thu Apr 10, 2014 7:07 am It's generally frowned upon
Despite all my efforts (bootable USB drive with licensed Win 8 image, PID file, ei.cfg) I cannot get my Toshiba L55T to allow the installation of Win 8. But unless you buy into this silliness that my system is drive C: [no matter what else that screws up] you have to go with something such as what I did. Forge64 Smack-Fu Master, in training Tribus: King of Prussia, PA, USA Registered: Mar 6, 2014Posts: 6 Posted: Thu Apr 10, 2014 9:01 am Thanks everyone! With some effort, this unwanted and unsafe software can usually be uninstalled.
After a long conversation with a person in India, I learned that my new Windows 8.1 installation was worthless. When you get to the similar portion of the install, you get a subtle difference in the screen with the partition choices: Instead of just partition by number, you get the I have a very much legal Win 10 VL Pro key and I want to get Pro. If there are multiple drivers available under each entry, you can check your Device Manager window to see what kind of hardware you’re using, or you can just download all available drivers
Ad Choices Subscribe ▲ Learn more about PCWorld's Digital Editions 🔎 Home News Reviews How-To Video Business Laptops Tablets Phones Hardware Security Software Security Games Productivity Home Audio Restart your computer with the USB drive or DVD inserted, and boot from that device. Choosing either ISO or USB flash drive I get the same message: "Download did not complete successfully. Later many/most VLKs got blacklisted, but just generate more!
Follow You Might Like Shop Tech Products at Amazon PCWorld PCWorld helps you navigate the PC ecosystem to find the products you want and the advice you need to get the The License key isn't in any kind of sticker, and the OS was already built in. Please try the request again. For a broad overview of the Windows installation and driver hunting processes, this part of our old “How to build your own computer” feature is still a great place to start.
If you can’t find the sticker, the product key recovery tools discussed earlier can also retrieve the Windows product key stored on your computer. I'm incorporating it into "Windows 8.1 Field Guide," which is just $2. Ex: Windows 8.1 Pro (64-bit).