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Solved formatting and reinstalling win8

January 31, 2013 at 19:43:48
Specs: Windows 8, 4gb

i installed win7 drivers in my win8 os.. now my system is not booting up.. so can u tell me how to install win8 again and format all drives..

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#1
February 1, 2013 at 00:21:02

Boot to Win 8 DVD and start installation. At some point you must choose Custom: Install Windows. Then click Drive options and delete all partitions. Then you will have unallocated space. Continue installation. No need to format. Windows installation will do it for you. If you want other partitions, you can have them after Windows has installed. You can shrink system drive where Windows is installed. Then you will have unallocated space. You can create one partition or more in that unallocated space to your liking.

After you do the above, you will not have a chance to save your old files, if you have any that needs to be saved. So be careful and do the saving before you start a new install.

CoolGuy


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#2
February 1, 2013 at 00:24:25
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Why on earth did you install Windows 7 drivers on Windows 8?
What was wrong with the Windows 8 drivers?

To perform a factory recovery on an IdeaPad:

1) Shut down your IdeaPad by keeping the power button pressed until it turns off..

2) Press the square button above the power switch marked with an arched arrow. The computer turns on in "OneKey Recovery System" mode.

3) Select "Restore to Factory Default" using the arrow buttons and hit "Enter." The computer erases all the information on the C: drive, replacing it with factory default data stored in a hidden disk partition. The process takes longer if you have a large amount of data on your hard disk.


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#3
February 1, 2013 at 00:29:17

To suatcini - thanks for contributing, but you do not get a Windows 8 DVD with any factory-built computer or laptop. You use Factory Recovery to access the factory backup partition on the hard drive.

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#4
February 1, 2013 at 00:41:31

To phil22, thanks for trying to correct me. But if he does not have a Windows 8 DVD installation disk, he cannot do what I say even if I misinstructed him, by your thinking.

Any way, I could also advise him to attempt to do a reset of the OS if his laptop came with Windows 8 pre-installed and this option is available.

To me, it is not up to you to ask why on eath he installed Windows 7 drivers. He did something wrong, maybe, and now wants some help. This is the way to learn things, sometimes.

CoolGuy


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