Back to windows 8 from downgrading win7?

#1
Hey guys,

i'm having an MSI Laptop with Windows 8 pre-installed and i downgraded to windows 7 (so, i have had to delete the partitions, so.. no recovery partition is there anymore). Now what if i want to go back to windows 8?

What i have to do exactly? Because i've read that the Win8 Key is saved in the BIOS? i tried to read it with "Read & write utility" and i found it, but when i try to use it to download Win8 it says i cant use this key with this product?

Any ideas? Thanks
 


patcooke

Microsoft MVP
Staff member
Premium Supporter
Microsoft MVP
#2
You didn't have to delete the recovery partition to install Windows 7, are you sure it has been deleted? Have you checked by looking at the hard drive via control panel/administrative systems? If it is definitely not there try reinstalling Windows 8 froma borrowed installation disk using your recovered key.
 


This website is not affiliated, owned, or endorsed by Microsoft Corporation. It is a member of the Microsoft Partner Program.