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seba567
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Windows 8.1 downgrading to 8.0

Hi,

 

I have HP 470 laptop with preinstaled Win 8. I upgraded it to Win 8.1. Now i have noticed that i cannot use AutoCad on 8.1 windows so i want to format my computer so i will have a fresh install of Win 8. For that i need Win 8 software and key (i guess). Can you help me get software and a key ?

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seba567
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Re: Windows 8.1 downgrading to 8.0

I think i would just need OEM W8 installation media?

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Paul Tikkanen
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Re: Windows 8.1 downgrading to 8.0

Hi:

 

See if making your own plain W8 OEM installation media works.

 

The W8 product key encrypted in the PCs BIOS should automatically populate the installation and activate.

 

Link to the W8 x64 ISO file...

 

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B0W9PBigPy94aVJWSndyTFNFMzg/edit?pli=1

 

After you download the file, use this tool to make the file bootable onto a 4 GB USB flash drive or a DVD.

 

The tool works for W8 too.

 

http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/html/pbPage.Help_Win7_usbdvd_dwnTool

 

 

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seba567
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Re: Windows 8.1 downgrading to 8.0

when i click the link for iso file i get this message:

 

"Sorry, you can't view or download this file at this time.

Too many users have viewed or downloaded this file recently. Please try accessing the file again later. If the file you are trying to access is particularly large or is shared with many people, it may take up to 24 hours to be able to view or download the file. If you still can't access a file after 24 hours, contact your domain administrator."

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Paul Tikkanen
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Re: Windows 8.1 downgrading to 8.0

Hi:

 

Yes, I am getting that error now as well.

 

I guess you can try later on or tomorrow like the message says.

 

It used to work because I have used it myself and gave the link to lots of other folks too.

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seba567
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Re: Windows 8.1 downgrading to 8.0

i am already trying for 2-3 days and i don't think it is possible to download from this link

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Paul Tikkanen
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Re: Windows 8.1 downgrading to 8.0

[ Edited ]

I think you're right.

 

It shouldn't be dead this long.

 

Well, if you can get your hands on an OEM installation disk you won't need the key because it is encrypted in the BIOS.

 

I can't upload my W8 OEM ISO file to my Skydrive folder because it exceeds the single file limit unfortunately.

 

So, call HP for the country you live in at the link below and order a set of W8 recovery media. Call the number listed for business desktops/notebooks.

 

You will need to provide the model number and serial number of your notebook to the customer services rep.

 

http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/ww-contact-us.html

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Paul Tikkanen
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Re: Windows 8.1 downgrading to 8.0

Hi:

 

I just clicked on that link, and the file is available for download again.

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