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  1. Joined : Oct 2014
    New Jersey
    Posts : 679
    Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
       31 Jan 2015 #31

    I would pray you made an image of 8, after all, how would you upgrade if you wanted to.

    I would never install a preview over my licensed OS.

    This is an odd one.
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  2. Joined : Jun 2014
    Posts : 4,461
    Windows 10 Pro
       31 Jan 2015 #32

    In Advanced Options my branch is set to fbl_awesome 1501 and there is no other options that I can change to.
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  3. Joined : Jun 2014
    Posts : 4,461
    Windows 10 Pro
       31 Jan 2015 #33

    AddRAM said: View Post
    I would pray you made an image of 8, after all, how would you upgrade if you wanted to.

    I would never install a preview over my licensed OS.

    This is an odd one.
    I'm dual booting with separate HDDs.
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  4. Joined : Feb 2015
    Posts : 3
    Windows 7, and 10 TP.
       03 Feb 2015 #34

    AddRAM said: View Post
    I would pray you made an image of 8, after all, how would you upgrade if you wanted to. ...
    Mmm... wish I had done this.

    I had Windows 8 on my laptop at purchase. (I hate having to buy pre-built machines, but there's little option on laptops.) I decided to try to dual boot with linux. It didn't work out. I got frustrated and simply deleted my partitions and did a fresh installation of linux. After a while I decided to go back to Windows 8. Mmm.... yeah. Guess again, fatty.

    So now I'm running windows 10 tech preview on the laptop, which is fine for now, but I'll never be able to get windows 8 back on it without sending it to Asus for "repair." Which I won't be doing.

    I'm planning to just bite the bullet and buy 3 copies of windows 10 when it comes out. Hopefully in an OEM 3 pack with a slight discount.

    HARUMPH!
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  5. Joined : Oct 2013
    Penns Forrest
    Posts : 3,506
    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
       03 Feb 2015 #35

    evilOlive said: View Post
    AddRAM said: View Post
    I would pray you made an image of 8, after all, how would you upgrade if you wanted to. ...
    Mmm... wish I had done this.

    I had Windows 8 on my laptop at purchase. (I hate having to buy pre-built machines, but there's little option on laptops.) I decided to try to dual boot with linux. It didn't work out. I got frustrated and simply deleted my partitions and did a fresh installation of linux. After a while I decided to go back to Windows 8. Mmm.... yeah. Guess again, fatty.

    So now I'm running windows 10 tech preview on the laptop, which is fine for now, but I'll never be able to get windows 8 back on it without sending it to Asus for "repair." Which I won't be doing.

    I'm planning to just bite the bullet and buy 3 copies of windows 10 when it comes out. Hopefully in an OEM 3 pack with a slight discount.

    HARUMPH!
    Hope is not lost EvilOlive!

    See OPTION ONE in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create
    If your machine is UEFI boot - burn the install media to a DVD.
    If you prefer a thumb drive - pay strict attention to the FAT32 format requirement. There might be other required tasks for UEFI USB install media - I haven't read the tutorial for a while.
    It's just easier to burn the install to a DVD - nothing to think about really.

    Then follow this tutorial using the install media you created above.
    Clean Install - Windows 8

    The Win8 key should be read from BIOS - and you're back in shape and eligible for the free Win10 upgrade when it is released.
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  6. Joined : Feb 2015
    Posts : 3
    Windows 7, and 10 TP.
       03 Feb 2015 #36

    Slartybart said: View Post
    Hope is not lost EvilOlive!
    Why... Mr. Fast... that's amazing. Wouldn't you know that Asus likes to say your ONLY OPTION is to send the item into them for repair. What a bunch of twats.

    Thank you SO MUCH for your help on this front. FYI, the downloader that checks for the key within your BIOS (which worked like a charm) allows you the option directly of burning to a DVD or a USB. Since I have no DVD drive the USB option is great.

    w00t w00t! I signed up here just for the fun of sharing my "oopsie" and look what you did... you made my day!

    Thanks again!
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  7. Joined : Oct 2014
    New Jersey
    Posts : 679
    Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
       03 Feb 2015 #37

    Amazing, and you did not ask 1 question, incredible how some people get it others take 150 replies.

    Good job
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  8. Joined : Oct 2013
    Penns Forrest
    Posts : 3,506
    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
       03 Feb 2015 #38

    evilOlive said: View Post
    .....
    Thank you SO MUCH for your help on this front. FYI, the downloader that checks for the key within your BIOS (which worked like a charm) allows you the option directly of burning to a DVD or a USB. Since I have no DVD drive the USB option is great.

    w00t w00t! I signed up here just for the fun of sharing my "oopsie" and look what you did... you made my day!

    Thanks again!
    You're welcome, the kudos go to the tutorial author - I just pointed you to it.

    Glad you got it sorted evilOlive,

    Machines - HA! .. we can't let them win

    AddRAM said: View Post
    Amazing, and you did not ask 1 question, incredible how some people get it others take 150 replies.

    Good job
    Thanks Brian, I think your comment was directed my way - if not, I'll still take what I can get

    Bill
    .
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  9. Joined : Feb 2015
    Posts : 3
    Windows 7, and 10 TP.
       03 Feb 2015 #39

    Slartybart said: View Post
    You're welcome, the kudos go to the tutorial author - I just pointed you to it.

    Glad you got it sorted evilOlive,

    Machines - HA! .. we can't let them win

    AddRAM said: View Post
    Amazing, and you did not ask 1 question, incredible how some people get it others take 150 replies.

    Good job
    Thanks Brian, I think your comment was directed my way - if not, I'll still take what I can get

    Bill
    .
    The machines must not wiiiiin...

    Windows 8 is reinstalled and the little laptop can sit there waiting patiently for the full-size update to windows 10 when the time comes.

    Again, I really appreciate the heads up. Asus really ticked me off with that answer and somewhere deep in my guts I knew it couldn't be true.

    Slartybart(fast).
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  10. Joined : Oct 2013
    Penns Forrest
    Posts : 3,506
    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
       03 Feb 2015 #40

    evilOlive said: View Post
    Slartybart(fast).
    Glad you get my forums ID reference - some don't.

    My physical appearance is not too dissimilar from the character in the BBC TV series.

    Click image for larger version. 

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