Need help finding Windows 8 .iso

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by my_brain_hurts, Jul 15, 2014.

  1. my_brain_hurts

    my_brain_hurts MDL Novice

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    #1 my_brain_hurts, Jul 15, 2014
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    I have an HP 250 G1 laptop that came loaded with Windows 8. I later installed Windows 7 in Legacy mode. Now I want to go back to Windows 8 in UEFI mode.

    I just want a clean untouched Windows 8.1 .iso that will preferably use the key already in this laptop. Thing is I had Windows 8 on here before, not 8.1. I don't know if my key can still be used. Can anyone provide a link?
     
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  3. s1ave77

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    Would depend on what version was installed originally. Unfortunately Win 8.1 doesn't gather the key during setup, you need to use generic keys and enter your key afterwards, the keys are still legit.

    Get key from BIOS and determine the installed version: Guide to preserve Windows 8.x OEM Activation

    Download Core/Pro (post #2): Paul's Magnetic MSDN Jukebox

    Download CoreSingleLanguage: Windows 8.1 with Update ESDs Repository
     
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  4. my_brain_hurts

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    Where do I get slmgr.vbs /dlv?
     
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    #5 s1ave77, Jul 15, 2014
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    Enter that command into admin command prompt. But it will only show Win 7 info atm :cool2:.


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    EDIT: Use this to get the key: OEM-DM Key Dumper (it will create text file with your key in same directory).
     
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  6. my_brain_hurts

    my_brain_hurts MDL Novice

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    Luckily I wrote down some info before putting Win7 on it.

    Here's some info I have when I had Win8:
    MSDM: HPQOEM
    Product key: (I have it written down)
    IE key: (I have it written down)

    And then I went into BIOS with the laptop, and I retrieved this info:
    Factory installed OS: Win8
    System Board CT Number: (I have it written down)
    Product configuration ID: (I have it written down)
    UUID Number: (I have it written down)
    Serial number: (I have it written down)

    So with this information, what do I have to do now?
     
  7. s1ave77

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    That was indeed a good idea :good3:. Looks like Win 8 (aka Core) was installed. You can determine it exactly by using something like: PIDKey by Ratiborus

    Incase it's Core you'll need the normal Retail Core/Pro from second Link i gave earlier, CoreSingleLanguage would be Link 3.
     
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