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  1. Mojopin

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    @DrivenByDemons

    Has anyone figured out how to reinstall Windows 8 after a hard drive failure? No more license key stickers on the PC. No way to tell what version of 8 it is. No recovery disks.

    How the hell are we supposed to reinstall Windows 8 on a replacement hard drive?

    TIA
     
  2. Teeney

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    Beats the hell out of me
     
  3. Dream Theater

    Dream Theater DAWGS E-BULLY Squad Gold

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    JPEG it.
     
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  5. dawg

    dawg In The Dog House Staff Member

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    Most machines today come a restore partition. Meaning for example at boot you may hit F1 to start the restore menu. What kind of machine do you have so we can look it up?
     
  6. Lou Loomis

    Lou Loomis Feel the Gern

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  7. Mojopin

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    The recovery partition is useless because the hard drive failed.
     
  8. Mojopin

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    I'd like to beat the hell out of you.
     
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  9. dawg

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    How do you know the hard drive failed? Many people make the mistake of self diagnosing a bad hard drive when it is nothing more than a corrupt MBR or other software issue. What tools did you use to determine this?
     
  10. Teeney

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    Waaah I lost my windows Waaah!
     
  11. dawg

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    Nevertheless, if you replaced the hard drive already it's to late to use the OS you purchased. You will need to acquire a Windows 8 DVD. Dont get caught up in versions, get the latest 8.1...

    Also make sure you purchase the correct DVD for your processor, 64 bit or x86 for 32.
     
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  12. TripTo My Taint

    TripTo My Taint Well-Known Member

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    You, somehow, need to get a copy of an OS on a thumb drive. Somehow.

    Or, if you have a disk drive, you should be able to get a replacement disk from the PC manufacturer for @$10.

    Or, you could somehow get a copy of 8.1 on a flash drive, and boot/install from that...I think you hit F8 or F10 like a madman right after you hit the power button to get into the "boot from" screen. Also, you could go into the BIOS and set it to boot from a removable disk as choice number 1...making booting from the HDD your second choice.
     
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    TripTo My Taint Well-Known Member

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    Not exactly accurate. :hide:
     
  14. dawg

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    I am correct. If you get a copy of Windows from dell or whatever for 10 bucks i have a cookoo bird for sale. He will need to purchase a full version to reinstall. Unless he takes your advice and goes through the weeks of going back and forth with the manufacturer.

    Also, i am not going to tell him how to get the copy elsewhere because we dont discuss that sort of thing here. If he knew how to do it his machine would be fixed within the hour.
     
  15. dawg

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    But you are right, get a friend wink wink to loan you a copy problem solved.
     
  16. gwartney

    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

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    It's too late for Mojopin but, can you still make recovery disks with Win 8?
     
  17. Schmoopy

    Schmoopy Shit Mult Hunter

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    Yes....how may I help you? Hurry-up because I'm a very busy man IMO.:ucoffee:
     
  18. Schmoopy

    Schmoopy Shit Mult Hunter

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    I see it's already been answered. I agree with Dawg's assessment.
     
  19. Kanye West

    Kanye West Yeezus!

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    i like the wink wink option better than schmoopys advice
     
  20. Kanye West

    Kanye West Yeezus!

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    on and get a mac :c