Better still, get Tech Tips delivered or alternatively, have the direct to your in-box. However, you no longer need the one installed by the previous Windows installation, so you can remove it. It's assumed that, by this point, anything you wanted to keep you've backed up elsewhere. If I ask you which of the two words: automatic and manual you like the most, I am sure, all of you will go for the first one. Last updated on 8 Feb, 2018.
The only disk that I received with my laptop was the driver installation disk. When I bought it, the salesman told me that when I did the initial setup, it would give me the opportunity to burn a copy, but that didn't happened. For that I have written a little script to make it easier for everybody, you can grab it. We will find the latest version at. I am not saying that it will be the case, but I would hate for someone to rely on it and find that restriction.
Next, if I want to have a 'fresh' or 'virgin' installaion after formatting the C drive, which Installation Key shall I use. WinReducer reads your Windows 8 files and removes many useless features based upon your selection. If you can't locate your Windows 8 product key but the following is true: a Windows 8 is installed on the computer right now, b it's working, and c it was not preinstalled by your computer maker, then you do have the option of extracting the key from your current installation. If there is one question that keeps coming up, it is how to get a disk to reinstall a Windows system. He does not have access to a Windows 8. You'll get better performance from Windows 8 and whatever software you choose to install again if you continue with this clean install procedure instead. An example of the window display is shown below.
In the process we will also talk about how you can strip down many and of the installation. In the case of Windows 8. Getting Started To get started you will need to Download the from Microsoft. Search for it in Settings to find it. Simply check the files and applications you want to exclude and proceed with caution.
Know a neat tech tip or trick? Windows 7 File Recovery is included in win 8 and will let you make an image. Had no issues installing on the desktop. Also--You can use a recommended 3rd party cloning program. You will then login using your local account. The same thing will happen behind the scenes as you continue to clean install Windows 8. The script should kick off straight away and has some progress bars you can watch while it does its thing.
New computers that come preinstalled with Windows often have what is called a recovery partition. Once you are absolutely positive that everything on the primary partition you're about to install Windows 8 on, probably your C: drive, can be removed i. Please rate this article: As posted before, I installed Windows 8. If you haven't backed up everything you want to keep, select Cancel, end the Windows 8 clean install process, restart your computer to boot back into whatever operating system you have installed, and back up anything you want to keep. Don't press a key or you'll end up booting to the installation disc or flash drive again, which you don't want to do.
If then a free upgrade were offered to win 10, the reinstall path would be even more horrendous for Win 8 licensed users. Better use windows reset to rest-to-factory. I had to sign in with my hotmail account, because otherwise, the installation will not let you move forward. The progress of the download and then of the disk creation are shown in a window. Your list of partitions may differ considerably from ours, which you can see in the screenshot above. In other words, a clean install of Windows 8 is the erase-whatever-is-there-and-install-a-new-copy-of-Windows-8 process and is usually the best method of installing or reinstalling Windows 8.
You won't see this step if your computer doesn't have wireless network capabilities or if Windows 8 doesn't have an included driver for the wireless hardware and so wasn't able to enable that device. For example, a copy of Windows 8 can only be installed on a single computer at a time. We humans love to automate our day to day tasks, especially the ones which require too much of time and effort when done manually. Just as you were warned about several steps back, you'll probably get that Press any key to boot from. Locate the folder and select it.