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Apophis

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request for help reinstalling windows 8 pro
« on: Feb 26, 2015, 18:21:25 »
Anybody have a CDROM which I could borrow to reinstall windows as I bought a key but no backup in 2012
For window 8.1 pro 64 bit , had a hard drive die on me.
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Re: request for help reinstalling windows 8 pro
« Reply #1 on: Feb 26, 2015, 19:14:57 »
I have almost the same problem, I'd like to do a clean install but Microsoft don't allow downloads any more, they took all the ISO images offline in early Feb ... Grrrrr !!

<rant>It's absolutely terrible that they treat customers that way.  It is possible to download an ISO image but only if you have a retail copy.  If bought from a reseller like Dell, HP etc then you're stuffed until the next version comes out !<\rant>

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Re: request for help reinstalling windows 8 pro
« Reply #2 on: Feb 26, 2015, 23:58:58 »
Just get it off a torrent site. If you've paid for a licence you're not breaking any laws.
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Re: request for help reinstalling windows 8 pro
« Reply #3 on: Feb 28, 2015, 15:00:26 »
No go mike virgin media block em all...
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Re: request for help reinstalling windows 8 pro
« Reply #4 on: Mar 28, 2015, 22:59:04 »
I have an ISO file for Windows 8.1 with Update, 64-bit, but I'm not sure if it's the plain or the Pro edition that I have. I downloaded from my old and now expired MSDN (Microsoft Developer Network) subscription, so can't check which one it is. If it's the wrong edition, your licence key won't work. But you'll only find out after you've installed it and wasted an hour of your time. If you think it's worth the risk, I can bring it to the next observing evening.