I am lost , windows 8 clean install

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by mannydelrio1, Jun 24, 2013.

  1. mannydelrio1

    mannydelrio1 MDL Novice

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    Hey guys i bought a desktop with out an installation , but it has the key in the bios , I downloaded windows 8 pro from priratebay and than i got windows8 enterprise from m$ , I dont know what to do to make this desktop as legit as possible , any advice would be great , thanks!!
     
  2. Espionage724

    Espionage724 MDL Addicted

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    Microsoft has a Windows 8 image downloader thing (goes by like Windows8-Setup.exe or something; the Upgrade Assistant is the same file I think) and if you enter your legit product key into it, it will download the appropriate version for Win8 for you. You then tell the downloader to either burn it to a DVD, or flash drive, and then you'd install Windows 8 clean from that.
     
  3. BTOR

    BTOR MDL Addicted

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    How are you so sure , that there is a key in bios??

    If there is KEY in the bios, all you have to do is follow this THREAD.
     
  4. Humphrey

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  5. mannydelrio1

    mannydelrio1 MDL Novice

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    Ok so let me try to explain everything ive done .
    I bought the computer from HP and they said that the key was in the bios I guess its a refurbished or what not . i have no idea what the key is .

    I got the computer without a OS installed , I was told that the license would be in the bios, so i downloaded a windows 8 pro from pirate-bay ( made a bootable windows 8 USB) and installed it , than it asked me to activate it so i realized that i needed just Windows 8 , so i downloaded windows 8 enterprise thinking that i could just activate it from there to regular windows 8 , and now that's were im at .

    where do i go do i follow what Espionage72
     
  6. BTOR

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    As we speak, is there a windows installed in that machine?
     
  7. mannydelrio1

    mannydelrio1 MDL Novice

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    yes im using windows 8 enterprise on it right now , as i type this , Im using the machine. I think that the easiest thing would be to download a clean Windows 8 iso and install it , wouldnt it activate with the bios key that it came with ?
     
  8. mannydelrio1

    mannydelrio1 MDL Novice

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    BTW the ISO about download.teamwindows8 i think those are Windows 8 Pro , which I need is just Windows 8
     
  9. mannydelrio1

    mannydelrio1 MDL Novice

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    Ok so i went to Access > ACPI Table > MSDM > in there at the bottom is says Data : XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXX-XXXXX
    im guessin thats the bios key , and in PID it says Core
     
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  11. mannydelrio1

    mannydelrio1 MDL Novice

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    gotcha , im downloading it right now , its taking like hell for some reason , it gets to like 125 MB and it stops. im doing it on parts now .
     
  12. Carlos Detweiller

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    Then just get the ISO for your architecture from the download page. These are the Retail ISOs and include both Pro and Core.
     
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  13. Humphrey

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    I have sent you a PM with better links to download from.
     
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  14. mannydelrio1

    mannydelrio1 MDL Novice

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    thanks you , i will get back to yall if i get it working.
     
  15. BTOR

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    As you said, you got Enterprise from MS can YOU post the hash info for that iso? if its correct, all you will have to do is, convert that iso to CORE / PRO with SVF file, this will save you a lot of bandwidth.
     
  16. BTOR

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    If you want , you could convert Windows 8 Enterprise to Windows 8 with the help of this post.
     
  17. mannydelrio1

    mannydelrio1 MDL Novice

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    ok guysi installed the clean windows 8 iso and it all seems fine right now. thanks for everyones help , now i just need to make a recover for this hp
     
  18. Humphrey

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    ANARETHOS RECOVERY TOOLS with MEDIA CREATOR
     
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