Windows 8 Installation Trouble

Discussion in 'Installation, Setup and Upgrades' started by Naveen, Aug 5, 2015.

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    Naveen

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    I have an ASUS vivobook S500Ca which came preinstalled with Windows 8 Home Premium in Oct 2013. I had made a USB for the purpose of reinstalling it at any point. Name on this USB is 'Recovery'. It has around 13 GB size with 6 .swm files of around 2GB each.

    So it happened and my hard disk crashed such that I can't even go to BIOS without removing it. I replaced it. Now when I insert this Recovery USB - it boots however it gives me option only to 'Troubleshoot' and nothing to 'Install' windows. [If I choose 'troubleshoot' I get 'Refresh your PC, Reset your PC and Advanced options'. Under 'Advanced options' I get 'system restore, system image recovery' etc however they don't work saying 'Can't find a system image on this computer'. ]

    I looked on the Net and can't find a the Win 8 installable to download. Everywhere it's for 8.1. Moreover it asks for the license key to download on Microsoft site. I believe in my case key'd be built in BIOS.

    Can you please help in this situation - either to be able to install thru my USB drive or find a Win 8 installable download. Ultimately I'd like to upgrade to 10. Your help will be appreciated. Thanks Naveen
     
    Naveen, Aug 5, 2015
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    Clinton S.

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    Windows 8.1 is much better then Windows 8, plus, you can't upgrade to Windows 10 unless you have 8.1 or 7. Still, it sucks that you can't get Windows 8 back.
     
    Clinton S., Aug 5, 2015
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