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Thread: How do I install Windows 8?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2013

    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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    Mystletainn Kick!

    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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    SW Forida
    Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus

    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

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