Windows 10: After using recovery disks i have no operating system. Solved

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  1.    25 Apr 2017 #11

    Asus has a tool that checks for drivers,firmware and updates use that
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  2.    25 Apr 2017 #12

    Drivers: First, Windows now looks after these. Only investigate if problems or missing drivers.
    Win 10 well may run on PCs that don't have Win 10 drivers available on the manufacturer's site. Manufacturer's produce lists of their PCs that are approved for Win 10.

    But note that the drivers MS selects is from their list, so there is the possibility of a poor match. See the Tutorial section for ways of stopping Windows replacing older drivers you manually install (if you really have to).

    Note that upgrading the OS for older machines runs the risk of low level driver problems which might lead to unexpected thermal issues in Safe Mode.
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  3.    25 Apr 2017 #13

    all the tool did was start installing Win10 on the computer that had the win8 reinstalled on then it asked for the Win10 product key that i do not have just the key for the Win8 as the win10 was downloaded as a free upgrade a few years ago. so i am now stuck with Win8 and it has no way of shutting down the system as there is nothing in the left hand corner. What a BIG waste of time glad i have other computers.
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  4.    25 Apr 2017 #14

    digitalcurisity said: View Post
    all the tool did was start installing Win10 on the computer that had the win8 reinstalled on then it asked for the Win10 product key that i do not have just the key for the Win8 as the win10 was downloaded as a free upgrade a few years ago. so i am now stuck with Win8 and it has no way of shutting down the system as there is nothing in the left hand corner. What a BIG waste of time glad i have other computers.
    As Navy said, when installing, select "I don't have a key". If you install the same edition as before, it will auto-activate once it goes online. You're almost there - don't give up!
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  5.    25 Apr 2017 #15

    I have three ASUS computers only one the G73JH has been fairly trouble free the other G73SW has always been trouble the smaller ASUS K52N has also been full of problems, have three HPs that have always been great so i won't be buying any more ASUS computers you can count on that.
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  6.    25 Apr 2017 #16

    simrick said: View Post
    As Navy said, when installing, select "I don't have a key". If you install the same edition as before, it will auto-activate once it goes online. You're almost there - don't give up!
    Using the recovery disks wiped the HD clean and there was no copy of the Win10 on it anymore, that is why i reinstalled my copy of Win8.
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  7.    25 Apr 2017 #17

    digitalcurisity said: View Post
    Using the recovery disks wiped the HD clean and there was no copy of the Win10 on it anymore, that is why i reinstalled my copy of Win8.
    You can just install W10 clean. W8.x key is stored in the BIOS, so W10 install media will see that, and you click "I don't have a key" if it asks for one (but it shouldn't).
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  •    25 Apr 2017 #18

    simrick said: View Post
    You can just install W10 clean. W8.x key is stored in the BIOS, so W10 install media will see that, and you click "I don't have a key" if it asks for one (but it shouldn't).
    Well it is asking for the Win10 key.
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  •    25 Apr 2017 #19

    digitalcurisity said: View Post
    Well it is asking for the Win10 key.
    Then perhaps you are not installing the same edition as was previously on there? If it had W10 Home, and you try to install W10 Pro, it will ask for a key. If you had W10 Home and you try to install Win10 Single Language, it will ask for a key.

    Win 8.x operating system keys that are pre-installed by OEMs reside in the BIOS. The W10 media sees that.
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  •    25 Apr 2017 #20

    If you are positive you are installing the same edition, see this:

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