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    How do I install Windows 8?

    I want to install Windows 8 so I can play all the games in my Steam library but I don't know how to since I can't execute the .exe file I download from the Windows website. Is there anyway I can do this from my PC or do I have to do it from another PC? Also, is there any way I can delete Windows 8 off of my computer? I can't access it because Ubuntu says it didn't shut down properly (I did shut it down right) so can I get rid of it?

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    Re: How do I install Windows 8?

    I would think if you downloaded a copy of windows 8 you would have an iso file in the downloads folder.
    (among other things, such as a license key)
    From there you would probably need to burn the iso to a disk, or usb stick.

    the windows store probably has guides on how to do that.
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    Re: How do I install Windows 8?

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    Re: How do I install Windows 8?

    If your system was pre-installed with Windows 8, your product key is in the UEFI and only works with the vendors version.

    Product key now in UEFI/BIOS
    http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-33642_7...-product-keys/
    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...2-b3f191b9370c


    Fast Startup off/hibernation
    http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...ndows-8-a.html
    Force removal of hiberfil from Ubuntu
    http://www.hecticgeek.com/2013/01/mo...u-hybrid-boot/
    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/archive/2...windows-8.aspx
    User who fixed Windows 8
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2171156s
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
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