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#1 snglnluvnit

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Posted 02 September 2016 - 10:19 PM

I would like to reinstall Windows 8 (not 8.1) on a laptop;  where can I get a valid OEM version?

 

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Posted 02 September 2016 - 10:40 PM

Hi Scott,

There's currently no way to download a Windows 8 .iso legally without going through Microsoft's channel, or your laptop's manufacturer directly. I would try to see if your manufacturer offers you a way to download the .iso you need or have recovery media available by contacting them directly.

Also, you'll be able to install Windows 8.1 directly without having to install Windows 8 first. Is there a reason as to why you want to install 8 and not 8.1?

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Posted 03 September 2016 - 03:33 AM

He could use a pendrive if he has a valid license


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Posted 03 September 2016 - 04:35 AM

I would like to reinstall Windows 8 (not 8.1) on a laptop;  where can I get a valid OEM version?

 

Thanks,

Scott

You can use any retail iso, here is how.

 

Simple fix is to get the windows 8, 8.1 or windows 10 OEM iso, if You have Retail or Volume,  make file ei.cfg adn put it in folder  \sources\ei.cfg The file must contain the following:

[EditionID]
[Channel]
OEM
[VL]
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Posted 03 September 2016 - 08:49 AM

Hi Scott,

There's currently no way to download a Windows 8 .iso legally without going through Microsoft's channel, or your laptop's manufacturer directly. I would try to see if your manufacturer offers you a way to download the .iso you need or have recovery media available by contacting them directly.

Also, you'll be able to install Windows 8.1 directly without having to install Windows 8 first. Is there a reason as to why you want to install 8 and not 8.1?

I didn't know I could go right to 8.1, I don't want to use the "factory recovery" option as it seems to load a bunch of unnecessary HP software (IMO).  I also don't know how to get the COA as Windows 8 came pre-installed  on laptop.



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Posted 03 September 2016 - 03:34 PM

Have a look at

Microsoft Windows and Office ISO Download Tool

 

https://www.heidoc.net/joomla/technology-science/microsoft/67-microsoft-windows-iso-download-tool

 

Requirements: .NET Framework 4.6.1, Internet Explorer 11

 

Also see http://www.howtogeek.com/186775/how-to-download-windows-7-8-and-8.1-installation-media-legally/


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Posted 04 September 2016 - 11:22 AM

Okay, thanks to everyone I was able to install 8, then upgrade to 8.1 with all updates.  But unfortunately for me the problem I "thought" I was going to cure is still here.  IE just runs like Crap, and consistently hangs and says do you want to recover webpage.  If this thread needs to be moved let me know to where and I'm open to suggestions.  Version of IE is 11..

Thanks,

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Posted 04 September 2016 - 11:28 AM

Have a look at

Microsoft Windows and Office ISO Download Tool

 

https://www.heidoc.net/joomla/technology-science/microsoft/67-microsoft-windows-iso-download-tool

 

Requirements: .NET Framework 4.6.1, Internet Explorer 11

 

Also see http://www.howtogeek.com/186775/how-to-download-windows-7-8-and-8.1-installation-media-legally/

Both of those only offer the Windows 8.1, not the Windows 8 version.


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Posted 04 September 2016 - 11:33 AM

Thanks dc but seems now I am having the same problem I had hoped to cure by reinstalling 8 then upgrading to 8.1 (which I finally accomplished).  ie runs like crap and constantly hangs, to the point where I have to use Task Manager to kill it.   I've reset ie settings to default and rebooted, no change.  Any help is welcome!!



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Posted 04 September 2016 - 11:42 AM

Why not... I dunno... Use another browser?!

 

The world of the internet doesn't involve clicking the blue E, its not 2003 anymore.

There is chrome, Firefox, Vivaldi, seamonkey and many others.

 

 

 

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Posted 04 September 2016 - 11:53 AM

MadmanRB, I too am aware of the multitude of various browsers.  But your suggestion does not help me with the stated problem.



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Posted 04 September 2016 - 11:59 AM

Well if your issues are just related to IE then dont use IE.

Its not rocket science.

Besides using another browser will see if something else is going on, if its just isolated to IE.

I know I would test that out to see if something else is going on.

How old is your laptop?


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Posted 04 September 2016 - 12:09 PM

Laptop is approx 3 yrs old.  It is a friends, and she is very accustom to using ie.  Chrome seems to work fine, but imo ie should also work fine as well.  I personally use Mint 17.??, and Chrome, but she wants to use ie. I simply disagree with your ideology of not using something that should work.



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Posted 04 September 2016 - 12:14 PM

Well if the root of the issue is IE then there is little to do.

Unfortunately unlike using another browser one cannot fix a issue with IE sometimes.

I would try to remove IE, luckily in windows 8 and above this is possible:

 

http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/how-to/windows/how-get-rid-of-internet-explorer-in-windows-7-windows-8-3605648/

 

then restart and re enable it.

 

The biggest issue with IE is that its so tied into the OS its not even funny.

Luckily its not as much tied as it used to be so one can possibly fix it.

But if it cant be fixed just tell your friend its not 2002 anymore and welcome to the future :welcome:

Sure we may not have hoverboards like those in Back to the future II but we do have smartphones.  :clown:


Edited by MadmanRB, 04 September 2016 - 12:19 PM.

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Posted 04 September 2016 - 12:22 PM

Uninstall IE Xl and download and install it again.

 

Open the Control Panel, select Programs and Features.

 

In the upper left portion you will see View installed updatesclick/tap on it to open it.

 

Right click on IE Xl and uninstall it.


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