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Problem with reinstall windows?


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shruk wisleh

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Hi,

I'm trying to do a clean reinstall of my windows 8. When I go to the up-right corner, settings, change pc settings, general, and remove everything and reinstall windows, get started and next, it says preparing for about five seconds. After that, this message is what I get:



Insert media.

Some files are missing.Your Windows installation or recovery media will provide these files.




What to do? D:


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May it be because i don't have a CD? If so, I have a problem. I lost that a long time ago.


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Hello shruk and welcome to GeeksToGo :)

What you're trying to do right now is to reinstall Windows from a media that should contain an image of it. Either in a Recovery partition of your HDD OR from a CD/DVD containing an image of Windows 8. Would you happen to have a CD/DVD with a such image OR a Recovery partition ? You can easily see if you have a Recovery partition by going in Windows Explorer and clicking on Computer. You should have your C: partition (Windows) and if you have another, tell me how it is called.
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Yes, there is one D: and one E:, but the E: one, is only the disk reader.
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Yes, there is one D: and one E:, but the E: one, is only the disk reader.


Alright, what is the name of the D: partition ? What's inside it ?
If you could take a screenshot of what you see when you go on "Computer" in the Windows Explorer and post it here, it would help a lot :)
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Better yet, post a snapshot of a fullscreen Disk Management:

To open Disk Management, press Windows key+r, type diskmgmt.msc and press Enter or click GO. Make it full screen. Expand the fields as necessary so everything can be seen.

Vista and Windows 7: How to Use the Snipping Tool in Vista - Vista Forums (says it's for Vista but also works with Win 7/8).

 

Use the Browse and Attach This File buttons below the text input area while using the More Reply Options editor to upload and insert here.
 


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Here is the screenshot of disk management. http://i.imgur.com/OYDpaz8.jpg


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Here is the screenshot of disk management. http://i.imgur.com/OYDpaz8.jpg


Unfortunately it looks like you have no Recovery partition. I can see that you have two 1TB HDDs but I guess none of them contain a Windows Recovery Image. You'll have to use a Windows 8/8.1 installation DVD in order to restore your Windows installation.
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And if you is insterrested in status, i forgot to show that in the last screenshot. http://imgur.com/oxHrcMU


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I don't have my cd, but my brother have one. That is windows 8.1 Can i use that, i have windows 8. Not 8.1


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And if you is insterrested in status, i forgot to show that in the last screenshot. http://imgur.com/oxHrcMU


It's alright shruk, read my reply above please.
Do you have a Windows 8 installation CD that came with your computer ?
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No, i got the computer a long time ago and i have lost the cd. :(


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No, i got the computer a long time ago and i have lost the cd. :(


Well you'll need a Windows 8 reinstallation media in order to reinstall Windows 8.
Here's a small tutorial on how to do that :

http://lifehacker.co...drive-505769939

Be sure to have your Windows 8 product key ready as the installer is the official Windows 8 installer from Microsoft and it will ask you your product key to be sure that you are a legitimate owner of a Windows 8 product. To find your Windows 8 product key if you don't have it, you can use a tool like Magical JellyBean in order to grab it :

http://www.magicalje....com/keyfinder/
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This product key cannot be used to install a retail version of windows 8
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Can I use the CD if it is windows 8.1 and not 8, eventhough i have windows 8?


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