A beginners guide to clean install Windows 8/8.1 on OEM PC retaining activation.

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by Rab, Feb 26, 2015.

  1. Rab

    Rab MDL Member

    May 18, 2009
    136
    14
    10
    #1 Rab, Feb 26, 2015
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2015
  2. digitalbear

    digitalbear MDL Member

    Oct 23, 2012
    122
    15
    10
    Great tutorial thanks :)
     
  3. Kamrul08

    Kamrul08 MDL Member

    Dec 28, 2013
    101
    12
    10
    Very nice. Thanks.
     
  4. Neighbor395

    Neighbor395 MDL Novice

    Apr 23, 2010
    22
    8
    0
    Very nice, easy to follow. :worthy:
     
  5. Rab

    Rab MDL Member

    May 18, 2009
    136
    14
    10
    There might be a problem running the "Update_Settings.cmd" on a Windows 8.1 machine.
    I've found that it will not always play nice on that platform. Using on a Windows 7 machine however works flawlwssly. Unsure about Windows 8.
    The setup can be done on any machine, not just the one you want to install to.

    /Rab
     
  6. ZaForD

    ZaForD MDL Expert

    Jan 26, 2008
    1,180
    177
    60
    OK, not the best choice of words. :eek:
    By 'constantly' I mean a few times a month and usually at customers premises. Where a couple of large capacity USB drives work best.
    I've messed with MDT a couple of times and I like it, but its too centralised and resource heavy for my needs.
    As for Recovery, most of my systems are 'One Offs' so I partition off around 5GB and Capture the completed install to it.
    I've even been known to replace the Factory images with them ;)