Step 12: Choose Just remove my files or Fully clean the drive. I am using the driver package from Microsoft. If you don't see one of the messages above, and your current operating system starts or you receive some kind of error, the most likely reason is that the boot order is set incorrectly. You can reinstall the Windows 8. Don't press a key or you'll end up booting to the installation disc or flash drive again, which you don't want to do. I have neither, although I am a legal owner of Windows 8. If you're setting up a Microsoft account for the first time, you may see some other screens as well.
When I wrote the workaround to download the Windows 8. My desktop computer, however, has a jumbled mess of a start screen. Yes, the recovery stick will still work. Without mouse it does not go, the touch screen is not active during installation. Embed If necessary, online account. If Windows 8 came preinstalled on your computer, look for a sticker with the product key somewhere on your desktop, laptop, or device. Wer ein Cover hat, hat es da leichter.
You could find the key with a mouse icon, and use the corresponding F and Fn keys to enable it again. Because this is going to completely wipe the computer. Even the start menu is back, the endless checking for Windows Update and Windows Store problems still persist. Please keep this in mind before accepting the upgrade to Windows 8. How can I do this when I only possess the upgrade key to Windows 8. A clean install is always better in my option. Step 7: At the command prompt, type diskpart.
Is there a way I can get my product key? In this video, the installation of the 64-bit version is demonstrated. How can I do a clean install of windows 8. However, I would like to do a clean install of Win 8 on the computer, to have it free of bloatware, etc. Currently setup only gives you the option to keep files or not. Step 12: Install kb3173424 by opening it.
For more details see this. Download apps and enjoy 8. Since receiving them, touch has stopped working on 5 more. If your touch screen is not functioning properly, connect a keyboard to your Surface Pro before beginning the process of reinstalling the operating system. The process was actually quite simple.
Back in those days I had this down to a science and could get a system up to par within a few hours. I did opt to skip the wipe process because the system was not going anywhere. The Windows 8 Consumer Preview is an open beta test presentation of Microsoft Windows 8, the successor to Windows 7 and next-generation client operating system from Microsoft Corporation. May 6, 2014 How windows 8 works now without the sticker key on new laptops. According the Paul Thurrott all you have to do is update like you normally would and then do a hard reset.
Step 4: After the installation got succeeded, and your surface rt restarted go ahead and search again for updates. Step 15: Reboot the surface. How to do a clean install of Windows 8. This is an especially helpful resource if this is your first Windows 8 clean install and you're locating Windows 8 drivers for the various parts of your computer for the first time. I downloaded the June 2014 driver pack from Microsoft but only needed the wireless driver because as soon as I was online, Windows Update installed the firmware package for me.
Then retrieved the product key. I'm not sure if editing the cfg file will allow you to do a upgrade install. Does this fit with your experience? Is there someway I can resize the image automatically when changing mode's? Step 11: Select Yes, repartition the drives, and on the next page, select Next. That should be all you need to do. I'm just bummed the Windows 10 clean install can't do what I was hoping it'd do. Jan 9, 2013 Can I boot from usb any more if I use diskpart to clean my disk on surface? In reality, this means one product key per computer. I realize this is probably the root of my current problem, but I half-expected it and went into the install process willing to work around the issue if it arose.
Apr 10, 2014 so my windows install got borked so i formatted drive and did a clean win 8 install not win 8. Step 7: If no, try to install the updates again. I did that by going on hard drive. I have downloaded Windows 8. Step 4: When the Surface logo appears, release the volume-down button. Step 8: Once Windows Update is searching for at least 4 hours we came at the point where most of us are stuck.
It is very annoying to control everything on the touch screen. To be completely clear: This is the point of no return! Oh yeah, after that you had to reinstall all your software and other programs before you were completely back up and running. Touch did not work for 3 tablet 'out of the box'. Here we go, takes a long time, the updates can deselect one because Wlan first time does not go. After the clean install process is completed, I login my desktop screen and notice that the Mouse cursor disappears.