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arvis

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  #1160259 22-Oct-2014 19:44
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RE ultimate geek
I know, it was a joke ;)

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  #1160262 22-Oct-2014 19:50
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if you can obtain the correct version of windows 8.x you can install after making a bootable UEFI usb key

I'm not sure if I'm allowed to tell you how to "obtain the windows"

on another hand, when my dell did the same thing they just sent me a USB key to reinstall




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  #1160266 22-Oct-2014 19:53
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arvis: SirHumphreyAppleby:
I have to restore to Windows 8, download an update to Windows 8, then finally upgrade to Windows 8.1. Several gigabytes of downloads later (at least double the size of the Windows 8.1 ISO), I can finally use the laptop.


Where do you get the media to restore to windows 8? 


I have not destroyed the restore partition on my laptop. I can optionally write it to USB from within Windows, but haven't bothered yet. I had hoped Asus would supply Windows 8.1 media, but I'm not sure Windows 8 keys are compatible with 8.1, despite being told by Microsoft that I could use a retail disk.

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  #1160274 22-Oct-2014 19:57
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did you buy it from a local shop? can you use their demo model to write a restore USB key?




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  #1160293 22-Oct-2014 20:20
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joker97: did you buy it from a local shop? can you use their demo model to write a restore USB key?


That's an interesting question. I expect this would probably work, depending on how the restore image is prepared. So long as the licence is compatible, it would probably work with different models, albeit with potential driver issues.

My focus has been on getting a clean OS install of the latest version, which is why I enquired about using the retail disks.


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  #1172140 10-Nov-2014 12:08
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download the media using this tool

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=510815




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  #1172145 10-Nov-2014 12:11
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ISO download / USB creation tool linked off this site

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/create-reset-refresh-media





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