How to Re-install Windows 8?
I bought a laptop that came installed with windows 8, but then i downgraded to windows 7. now i want to go back to windows 8, how can I do that?
I have windows 8 recovery disks.
Any help would be much appreciated!
- Anonymous7 years agoFavorite Answer
You have a couple of options, option 1 is preferred:
How to reinstall Windows 8
You have a couple options:
If you would like to reinstall Windows 8, which means removing apps and personal files and settings, you can use reset and refresh. This is equivalent to a clean install.
To do it, do the following:
• Press Windows key + i on your keyboard to show the Charms bar (If you are using a touchscreen: Touch the right edge of your screen and swipe your finger to the left)
• Click Settings
• Click Change PC settings
• Click General in the left column
• Under Remove everything and reinstall Windows, click Get started
Then follow the instructions that will be provided on the screen to reinstall Windows on your PC.
If you create a installation DVD or Bootable thumb drive, you can use that to reinstall Windows. First, you will need to reinstall the qualifying license, then start the upgrade again to Windows 8. Qualifying license means you will either need to reinstall Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7.
A workaround for this situation is to create a system image of Windows 8 just after you have upgraded. So if your drive does crash, you can simply restore the image on a new hard disk or restore the image on the same drive if you just want to reinstall Windos 8.
See the following for instructions about how to create a system image of your Windows 8 installation:
(references Windows 7, but the same principles apply to Windows 8).
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