Setup Installation :: Downloading And Installing Windows 8 OEM
Mar 20, 2014
I got a Laptop pre-installed with Windows 8, but i deleted it and installed a Linux distro because its better for what i do. BUT i love gaming, and gaming on Linux is difficult. So i want to re-install Wondows 8.
Where can i download Windows 8 64bit legally? I know how to burn to disk and install with the key saved on my Laptop.
I have clicked on the download button in the App Store (used a link obtained from the Verge article). My screen just jumps to the main App Store screen, and I see no indication that anything is downloading or in progress.
How can I verify that a download is in progress?Do I have 2 downloads going now that I did this twice?
Originally had Win 7 Home Premium. Used the Win 8 Upgrade Assistant to upgrade to Win 8. (I have a Windows 8 key.) Installed the 8.1 Preview
Is it possible to install Windows 8.1 as Legacy with MBR? Or only as UEFI with GPT? I'm kind of confused with all this UEFI business, I always used MBR in my Windows installations. Also, Truecrypt does not support UEFI, so if installing Windows 8.1 I should do it as legacy.
Also, how can I control during the install process if I want to set my system installation as UEFI or Legacy?
I have just had limited success installing Ubuntu 12.10 onto an external diskon my new Samsung (series 3) Windows 8 laptop.
The secure boot and fast start up have been disabled.
The situation now is that Windows or Ubuntu will not boot up after pressing the power button, when doing this I get a dark screen with the following message:
error: no such device: 6dada016-95df-4ef5-a343-4a77e8afd396 grub rescue >_
I can now only boot up either program by hitting the F10 key directly afterpressing the power button, I then have to select one of the options in the boot options before themachine will boot (both systems boot up as normal when following this option).
if the external drive is not plugged into the USB port I want mylaptop to boot directly into Windows 8. Can this be achieved?. I would like to start Ubuntu through the settings, change PC settings option.
I wonder if i could hook up my new Kingston SSDNOW W300 120Gb ssd to my main computer with windows 8 ( Crappy 1Tb Seagate SSHD ) And install linux on the ssd. So when me and my friends motherboard finaly arrive i will be able to just hook up the ssd and go right into linux?
Also I want to be able to temporarily play around in linux with the main computer ( Boot into linux instead of win 8. ) to play around and install the things i want.
I have downloaded Windows 8 Pro 64-bit through the students/partner site and burnt it on a DVD. When I boot from it though I get many types of errors....the most common is 0xc0000098 that says that my PC needs to be repaired and that one or more files are missing or contain errors...I have also tried burning 3 different dvds with different programs to make sure it's not a program's fault but still with no results..
I'm trying to dual-boot Windows 7 and Windows 8 in the same machine.
Before doing something this risky on the host computer I tried to install Windows 8 in a VM using VirtualBox but I got an 0x0000005d error similar to the screenshot below:
which means my CPU doesn't seem to support the NX (Non-eXecute) or XD (eXecute Disabled) bit feature (or at least doesn't have it enabled).
I proceeded to check with CPU-Z and going to the model page on HP's website and both of them seem to imply that the NX feature is available for my CPU.
Here's the CPU-Z screen:
The problem is that even though I have the "Hardware Virtualization" feature enabled in the BIOS, it seems like there's no option available regarding said NX (or XD) bit by default. The BIOS software is InsydeH20 Rev 3.5, version F.32.
Is there a way to be able to install Windows 8 on said computer that doesn't involve having to upgrade the BIOS software?
I have an Acer Aspire 5745G-644G50MNKS notebook with preinstalled OEM win 7 home premium.
Specs as following: Core i7 640M Processor (2.87GHz, 4MB L3 Cache)4 GB DDR3 RAM500 GB HDD15.6" 16:9 HD LED DisplayDVD RW1 GB VGA (NVIDIA GEFORCE GT 420M)WIFI / Bluetooth / Card Reader / Web Cam
I'm wishing to update my system into Windows 8 Pro or Enterprises. But unfortunately my model isn't appears in Acer's Windows 8 Eligible Models list or Affected Models List.
I think my system has more than enough performance to run Windows 8. But my bios don't have UEFI support. So, i just wanna know will my computer be able to run Windows 8 without any troubles without that secure boot option.
I"ve run Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant Tool in my system and it says everything is okay except Secure Boot option. also I'v checked individual hardware vendor sites for the latest drivers for windows 8. Most products has the drivers, And the current drivers also compatible with Windows 8 according to the upgrade assistant.
What should i do so? Will the win 8 upgrade useless in my system? or it will be better than the current win 7?
I bought an acer 756-2808 netbook last year with windows 7 from Amazon. This netbook came with a "upgrade to Windows 8. SoI did the upgrade when it was released.
Sadly, I probably only used netbook for a month or two because the LED screen cracked. They are pretty fragile.
Then, I upgraded to 8GB ram. This thing flies!
I downloaded 'produkey' from nirisoft.net, because I can't find the product key anywhere for the life of me.
So, now I have the product key for the current windows 8 installed. Will this upgrade product key work for a clean install? Moving on, I ordered a Samsung 840 Pro 128 GB which should be arriving in a few days.
Finally, I want to do a clean install of Windows 8.1 using a Windows 8 Product key. Is this possible? The original HDD on this netbook has nothing on it, so I don't really have to back anything up either (like I said I barely used it for two months before the screen cracked!)
I did some searches and found this link: [URL] .....
So if the above step is correct. Do I: 1.) Get the ISO on the USB following the steps mentioned in the link above. 2.) Take out old HDD and install new SSD 3.) Reboot computer with USB 4.) ? 5.) ? 6.) ? etc.
Since I installed Ubuntu onto my computer, I couldn't boot the Windows 8. I tried installation DVD to repair, but it didn't work. I tried these solutions; solution1, solution2, none of them worked either. I tried refreshing, it stopped at 37%.
When I use diskpart to list partitions from command prompt via the installation DVD, I chose the right partition, but I couldn't activate it.
I've been salivating at the idea on installing W 8-64 Pro on a Dell Optiplex 755 at work. But a sudden reality check came over me & I realize Windows 8 doesn't necessarily work on older machines. The Dell is a Vista era machine. So maybe W 7-64 Pro would be a better choice?
I'm wanting to upgrade my laptop to Windows 8. I currently have Ubuntu 12.10 installed alongside Windows 7. I've had a lot of trouble getting ubuntu installed and working (AMD graphics ) so I'd like to just leave that as is.
Is it possible to just install windows 8 over W7 in the same partition? How do I go about doing that? Is it as straight forward as just putting the disk in or is the whole secure boot thing going to cause issues? I want to do a clean install rather than using the upgrade assistant to install Windows 8 over W7.
My problem is that I want to install a higher version of win 8, respectivily win 8 pro in a computer that already came with another version of win preinstalled (win 8.1). It's possible to do this in a bios that prevents csm launch.
Laptop with pre-installed Windows 8 on it. The salesman at the MediaMarkt said that these Laptops are already with pre-installed Windows 8 and also assured me that I can choose English as a language when I am running the laptop. But, when I installed it, the system chose German language and I am really having trouble to understand everything now. My Problem is here how to install Windows 8 with English language and another thing is when I installed the program, it has asked me an Microsoft E-Mail address, but by mistake I installed it with my gmx.de E-Mail address, which means that I am unable to use the Apps in the Computer as it has been asking only Microsoft account, I cant deactivate my gmx.de account which I used when I installed the OS Windows 8 to this Computer.
i just got a new computer, it came with windows 7 home premium pre installed, however it is not activated and it says i have 30 days to activate it.
however i dont have a key as i didnt purchase the OS, instead i have ordered Windows 8.1 64Bit Operating System DVD English OEI/OEM International and my dvd disc comes tomorrow so my question is, can i install windows 8.1 over windows 7? i would just put the disc in delete whats on the harddrive, format it and install my new OS right?
I've recently acquired a tablet to pilot with my company. It is a Dell Latitude 10 ST2, and my issue is I'm trying to install and upgrade to Windows 8.1 Enterprise, but having no luck so far.
I have the 32-bit version of Win 8 Enterprise on a USB, and when I get to the "Installing Windows 8.1 screen" it get to 35%, and then gives a popup that the "Windows 8.1 Installation Has Failed". I was trying to see if there was a real error message or log to tell me what the issue is, but I haven't been able to locate anything yet. I don't even make it to the following screen ....
I recently upgraded capacity of my hard drive (from 350GB to 500GB). I'm wondering how can I install my windows oem license from my previous hard drive to my new one. My laptop is Compaq Presario CQ58 and OS is Windows 8.
I just bought a 1TB hard drive and want to install windows 8 on it (since I'm used to it already) I have the files for windows 8 on my computer ready to be put on the new hard drive, but thing is, how would I do it? would I just use a simple USB stick and plug it in? or would i have to burn the files on a disk?
Amazon.com: WD Blue 1 TB Desktop Hard Drive: 3.5 Inch, 7200 RPM, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64 MB Cache - WD10EZEX: Computers & Accessories.
I want to install Windows 8 Pro onto the second partition of my laptop that already has W7 Pro installed. What are the correct settings for the second partition(simple, active, primary,etc) so that the existing System Reserved partition used by W7 won't get clobbered? Is this even possible?
I am trying to install windows 8.1 on my old windows xp laptop using a bootable USB from the universal USB installer, and when i press f10 on my laptop, and tell it to boot from my USB, it pulls up a black screen with a blinking line(like a terminal). i tried pressing a bunch of keys, and the only one that i got a response from was the enter key, which made a beeping noise.should i use a different program to put the ISO on my USB?
I'm going to try a program that i used a long time ago when the UUI wasn't working called Rufus. I'll let you all know if it works. Also I'll set it to NTFS instead of fat32 and see if that works.
I have managed to wipe my Windows partition while installing the latest release of Ubuntu (v14.04). I've had my HDD split in two with both Windows 8 (updated to 8.1 Update) and Ubuntu and dual-booted between them for over a year.
During the Ubunut install it informed me that I had a previous version of Ubuntu and would I like to wipe the partition that it occupied and install cleanly. I chose that. It also offered a chance to use free space. Now, why I accepted that I don't know but the definition of free space seems to include any other partitions on the drive and didn't warn of this either!
The upshot is that I now have a 1TB drive with no Windows on it. I've lost all my email, pics etc etc.
I tried using my rescue DVD that I created from within Windows and at 29% I am asked to insert the second disc. I don't have a second disk. I had to force my laptop to power down in order to do anything. In order to get online I ended up installing Ubuntu again and it definitely shows no Windows partition.
I've already ordered a retail copy of Windows 8.1 and I'm hoping that I can install this with no issues on what is effectively a clean drive. Am I correct in that assumption? Is there anything else I can try that might rescue it?
I have a Dell Inspiron 17r SE that is out of warranty so no support from Dell.
I have been running XP and then Windows 7 on my iMac for some years but had to reboot when moving between windows and Mac.
Now that I have the latest iMac I have installed XP, using Parallels and it works fine, with both systems running simultaneously on adjacent monitors. Brilliant!
However, a Windows 8 upgrade, bought from Amazon, is proving difficult to activate. I thought that this may be because the XP is Sevice Pack 2 instead of SP3. Having difficulty getting SP3, I followed a video on Youtube which took me, via Regedit, to "CSD version" and changing 200 t0 300.
XP now appears to be SP3 but is it really? I haven't downloaded anything, just changed a number.