Page 2 of 5 FirstFirst 1234 ... LastLast
  1.    22 Aug 2015 #11
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    I'm in the ghetto
    Posts : 705
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Quote Originally Posted by Devilz View Post
    I have got windows DVD for both 8 and 8.1 versions but its not letting me install as I deleted recovery partition when I clean install windows 10
    But this is a self-build system yeah? In which case it's not a recovery disk from an oem manufacturer but a proper genuine Windows installation disk with product key. Boot into your Win8 or Win8.1 installation disk and do your fresh Win8/8.1 install. Once installed, begin the Win10 upgrade from within Win8/8.1.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  2.    22 Aug 2015 #12
    Join Date : May 2015
    Posts : 38
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    this is what I get when I try to install with windows dvd both 8/8.1

    "The Product key entered does not match any of the Windows images available for installation. Enter a different product key"
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  3.    22 Aug 2015 #13
    Join Date : May 2015
    Posts : 38
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by WhyMe View Post
    But this is a self-build system yeah? In which case it's not a recovery disk from an oem manufacturer but a proper genuine Windows installation disk with product key. Boot into your Win8 or Win8.1 installation disk and do your fresh Win8/8.1 install. Once installed, begin the Win10 upgrade from within Win8/8.1.

    I am trying to sort my laptop mate, self built is desktop which is fine
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  4.    22 Aug 2015 #14
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    I'm in the ghetto
    Posts : 705
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Quote Originally Posted by Devilz View Post
    I am trying to sort my laptop mate, self built is desktop which is fine
    But you were asked
    Quote Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
    Where did you get the DVD?
    To which you replied
    Quote Originally Posted by Devilz View Post
    I bought it from Microsoft
    In which case the DVD is an installation disk and not a recovery disk.

    • Please confirm exactly what laptop you are trying to fix.
    • Please confirm whether you are using the recovery disk supplied by the original manufacturer or the installation disk you purchased from Microsoft.
    • Please confirm whether the disk you bought from Microsoft is an OEM or Retail version.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  5.    22 Aug 2015 #15
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 9,145
    Windows 10 Pro

    Do you still have Windows 10 running on the laptop, just not activated? If so, run showkey and it will tell you what version of Windows the key in your BIOS is for. That is the exact version of Windows that you need to go back to. You are trying to install the wrong version of Windows 8.

    Showkey - Windows 10 Forums

    and there is a difference between OEM and Retail, as well as a difference between Home, Pro and Single Language.

    Home OEM, Home Retail, Pro OEM, Pro Retail, etc.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  6.    22 Aug 2015 #16
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    I'm in the ghetto
    Posts : 705
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    ...and there is a difference between OEM and Retail, as well as a difference between Home, Pro and Single Language.

    Home OEM, Home Retail, Pro OEM, Pro Retail, etc.
    ...And also whether it is x64 or x86 (32bit)
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  7.    22 Aug 2015 #17
    Join Date : May 2015
    Posts : 38
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	showkey.png 
Views:	61 
Size:	10.2 KB 
ID:	33139

    I got both DVD's for Windows 8 and 8.1

    which one to use now?
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  8.    22 Aug 2015 #18
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 9,145
    Windows 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by Devilz View Post
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	showkey.png 
Views:	61 
Size:	10.2 KB 
ID:	33139

    I got both DVD's for Windows 8 and 8.1

    which one to use now?
    You need Windows 8 Home OEM. I'm betting your Windows 8 DVD is probably retail version.

    Try here to get the Home OEM version:

    http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/download-microsoft-windows-and-office/download-microsoft-windows/download-windows-8-1-retail-and-oem-iso/
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  9.    22 Aug 2015 #19
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    I'm in the ghetto
    Posts : 705
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    If you bought the DVD from the MS Store using your Microsoft account then your order history will probably confirm whether it is an OEM or Retail disk and whether it's x86 or 64. (I've never bought anything from their store, so this just an assumption)
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  10.    22 Aug 2015 #20
    Join Date : May 2015
    Posts : 38
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by WhyMe View Post
    But you were askedTo which you repliedIn which case the DVD is an installation disk and not a recovery disk.

    • Please confirm exactly what laptop you are trying to fix.
    • Please confirm whether you are using the recovery disk supplied by the original manufacturer or the installation disk you purchased from Microsoft.
    • Please confirm whether the disk you bought from Microsoft is an OEM or Retail version.
    Its Acer Aspire V3-771G and I'm using installation disk purchased from Microsoft not OEM. Also its 64 bit I'm trying to install.

    Also is there a way to activate windows 10 as I did clean install and I can't do activation.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

 
Page 2 of 5 FirstFirst 1234 ... LastLast


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Installation & Upgrade Activate Windows 10
How to Activate Windows 10 Activation helps verify that your copy of Windows is genuine and hasnít been used on more devices than the Microsoft Software License Terms allow. How you activate Windows 10 after reinstalling it depends on how...
Tutorials
Solved Need some help trying to activate Windows 10 etc.!
Alright, so the other day I upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 8.1. I reserved a copy of Windows 10 and was notified when the update was ready. I upgraded and everything was fine and dandy, but I didn't like Windows 10 much at first so I reverted...
Windows Updates and Activation
Did my Windows 10 Activate?
So in short my pc stopped working after I downloaded win10 fine and used the reset option. However before I downloaded win10 I had the %Windows~ .BT file which from what I understood was Windows 10 already downloaded and just waiting for the...
Windows Updates and Activation
Cant activate windows 10
I have windows installed and im a insider preview do i need to buy a new key the have build 10240.. I have hard drive crash and i cant activate windows 10 and i am insider preview why?
Windows Updates and Activation
Solved Cannot Activate Windows With Either Key.
My girlfriend who went from build 9926 to 10041 is no longer activated. neither of the two product key work (Neither Pro Or Enterprise).. i have even tried having her attempt to use command prompt for manual activation but nothing works.. Im...
Windows Updates and Activation
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 19:04.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+ Ten Forums iOS App Ten Forums Android App



Windows 10 Forums