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Windows 10 crashed - nothing would open

by tom3959 / April 5, 2018 3:54 PM PDT

I went through the free win 10 period, installed win 10 over 8.1 and have been using it for quite a while. Yesterday, it crashed and after trying to get it going for a while, I reinstalled win 8 ( which I had my original dvd). Now it won't let me reinstall win 8.1 without buying it and I can't reinstall win 10 without paying $119. Can anyone help me dig out of this mess?
Thanks

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what sort of error msgs you getting?
by James Denison / April 5, 2018 4:30 PM PDT

If you had windows 10, upgraded from 8, then when you install it and then verify with microsoft, no charge should be given for it. If you get in a bind for something to use till can fix the problem with microsoft, boot to a LIVE DVD of Linux Mint, or ubuntu MAte, or Zorin OS and use it in interim.

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If you had Win10 activated...
by Dafydd Forum moderator / April 5, 2018 4:24 PM PDT

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