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How to reinstall Windows 8.1 because error bluescreen in pc

by lokerjobindo / October 23, 2015 9:53 PM PDT

Hello every1,

I have a laptop on which Windows 8.1 single language was preinstalled and now I having some issues on my latop of freezing.

I have already tried automatic repairs and everything but it didn't resolve my freezing issues.

So I have decided to reinstall it but I am worried about my windows license.

If I reinstall windows 8.1 and use the product key which I noted down from my preinsatlled windows 8.1 system will work or I will loose my license if I do reinstall..??

Also, the key will only work with windows 8.1 single language or it will work with windows 8.1 pro or others..??

Thanks in Advance..!!!

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by mastersoftwares / October 26, 2015 3:35 AM PDT

You may try to restore the windows to the last good configuration.
For this your user manual or google may help you.

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Assuming The Laptop Is A Brand Name Comp...
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / October 26, 2015 6:18 PM PDT

...then use the hidden recovery partition to reinstall the operating system, drivers, and all software back to its factory condition. Check the computer manufacturer's website for instructions on how to do this. If the computer actually had Win 8.1 as its original operating system, the recovery partition will automatically include/activate the original license that came with the computer. This process WILL FORMAT the hard drive which ERASES all personal files, documents, movies, pictures, etc. Make backups before performing the recovery installation..

Hope this helps.


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Well most OEM do
by orlbuckeye / October 28, 2015 5:30 AM PDT

a factory install and do the activation and then create a system restore partitian. They also usually set the system up so it prompts you to create either system restore DVD or Flash drives. The product key on the OEM machines is embedded in BIOS so if you run the system restore you wasn't be asked for a product key.

Window 8.1 comes in only Home preview or PRO to most of the general public and their is a basic Windows 8.1 which fee people have. The languages are addon's through MS updates.

So what I would do is fing out how to make your system restore disks from the PC maker and do that and use their preferred way to re-install and clean copy of Windows.

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