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Laptop Format Question

yveshe

23 months ago

My sister's laptop has a registered Windows 8 on it, and I'd like to format her Laptop because it's very very slow. The OS was pre-installed with a registered key. So... are there any ways to install Windows 8, if the installation is backed up somewhere on the laptop, and the key product?

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  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

You don't need they key to reinstall it, just use the creation tool on the microsoft website and make a win 8 usb and then boot into it with bios

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Which legally would get me to the OS installation?

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm pretty sure you can upgrade to win 10 for free, and yes it is completely legal, its bound to a single laptop so you can't move it around however

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Upgrading to Windows 10 for free would be nice, if the option is still available...

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

You can factory reset the laptop by holding down Shift while restarting it or powering it on.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

And then it would pop up the installation process of Windows 8?

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, look for the option to completely erase the hard drive and reinstall Windows. I haven't restored Windows 8 in a while, so I don't recall the exact wording.

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  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't really see a reason to since the laptop came with a registered Windows 8. Isn't worth the money.

It's an Acer laptop. Not sure which model, but it has an Intel - Celeron N320 2.1GHz, 4GB of memory, and 500GB HDD.

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