You are now ready to go! This tool is actually built to install Windows 7 but works great for Windows 8 too. This way, can create two partitions, a recovery boot partition and second larger partition to dump windows setup on it. My notebook had a pre-installed Windows 8 when I bought it. I hope this helps other people that are stuck! Whenever I pick any other windows option besides windows 7 , the tool greys out and crashes. Recently I bought a Dell Inspiron 15R Special Edition, which had Windows 8 pre-installed requiring me just to select the settings to use, such as language and time-zone, etc. Also, apps such as Unchecky can help to ensure a safe installation. Thought I was going to have to replace the motherboard as well until I ran across this tutorial.
How to Install Windows 8. Plaban keeps himself busy exploring gadgets, learning about new technologies and watching cat videos. Type msconfig, and hit Enter. I installed a few updated an rebooted a few times. On a footnote: This article was a big help to me: Hey Don, This seems like a great find, but it is not working for me.
Obviously you can use a real Windows computer too. This is awesome big and quick storage, but you can't use it for BootCamp anymore, BootCamp Assistant says. Also, if you have an insall. See the below image to find out how to mount the image. Legendary is the Only Way to Play! I know people read directions on the web and seem to have a hard time still getting it to work or someone leaves out a vital part that needs it to be working only by mistake. But do turn on Microsoft Active Protection Service, because it provides a worthwhile service. I used Bootcamp to partition and format the second drive.
If i remember correctly i got an email with code when i purchased it but i cant find that mail now. All the windows files will be copied to the partition. I think this would be a clean install, but I'm not entirely sure. You will get following message. If you did that correctly the pc should boot on usb and start the process of installing Windows.
Thanks for all the replies, managed to create a directory for Windows to install from using Command Prompt and the Windows 8. Eliminating the product key sticker also removes any worry that the sticker might get damaged while at the same time eliminating the long and irritating process of typing in various letters and numbers when installing the operating system. Much easier in my opinion, and only took a half hour. There are fancy other methods but they are more for enterprise computing. It sort-of makes sense as an anti-piracy measure.
If you have selected Download and install updates option, the setup will check for available updates and download them if available. Microsoft asks if it can get search suggestions and web results from Bing for Windows Search. Hi, Let's navigate your issue cause. In Windows 8, hit the Windows key + R. Place the hard drive back into the target machine.
Download Microsoft media creation tool when you have the usb stick handy, plug it in and then download and run the tool form Once you run media creation tool you'll be asked if you want to upgrade pc or create installation media, choose to create installation media. Also, if you have an insall. The only thing we need is to create a notepad file, on any version of Windows. Note down the index number of your chosen edition. Step 9: Once everything is ready, you will see Ready to install screen. Click to the Boot tab at the top. We just need to get it in the Windows 8.
Or you do that in step 3 in Windows. Have a look at this article too for a slighly more verbose instruction on making a drive bootable:. The tool is useful for users who would like to. There's however nowhere in the original question where he states that he does not have a working installation to begin with, so your comment seems somewhat misplaced. Wow, such a useful tip. Hello guys, I just recently put in a new motherboard and cpu but i still have the same hard drive from before.