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K450e Windows Reinstall

2016-10-27, 18:08 PM

We had to replace the hard disk on our computer.

 

It originally never came with any recovery disks.  How do I get a copy of Windows 8 and the product code which goes with my computer?

 

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Re: K450e Windows Reinstall

2016-10-27, 19:30 PM

Hi berj88  , 

 

Welcome to the Community Forums.

 

OEM machine starting with Windows 8 and above moved to media less option to automatically reset default factory using hidden partition image. One Key Recovery (page16) can be accessed tapping on F2 upon restart to launch System recovery from initial backup to restore. 

 

OEM product key starting from Windows 8 and above are no longer offered on microsoft sticker as it was now embedded on the systemboard chip as it should automatically activate soon as it reach the microsoft server online. Some software maybe able to check it as some may just give generic codes. 

 

If any chance that the recovery image OKR failed maybe due to changes on partition or bad harddrive , then you can order your recovery media from tech support if you have not create one previously.

 

Another option is to simply download the image installer for Windows 8 and install remaining drivers from the support site.

 

Hope this help answer your query.

 

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Re: K450e Windows Reinstall

2016-10-31, 23:10 PM

I downloaded the image and am trying to install it on the new disk, but it's not working.

 

It is telling me the disk is GPT.

 

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Re: K450e Windows Reinstall

2016-11-01, 15:14 PM

Hi berj88 ,

 

Greetings. 

 

Create your Windows 8 ISO installer as GPT partition scheme for UEFI computers .

You can follow this guide for option 2 . 

 

Update us how things proceed. 

 

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Re: K450e Windows Reinstall

2019-09-13, 17:20 PM

There is a feature in Windows 10 that can be described as a method to reinstall the system for beginners and beginners. In this way, everyone can easily reinstall the system to bring it back into a usable state. So you can easily get rid of bloatware on a new computer.

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