The key part of this tutorial is finding the right boot menu key s to press. I am not sure if the Media Creation Tool would give the option to download the Education version though. I suggest for a W10 install you use the Microsoft Creator tool. Hi, my notebook came with a genuine copy of windows 8 when i first purchased it. The old C: drive and partition have vanished. First, do u have a sticker on the bottom of ur laptop that has the windows 8 serial key on it? The thing is, I have this 1 flash drive with Windows 10 on it and I'd rather not have to re-create it, but if that is the only thing I can do I'll have to give it a try. Modifications of the settings are at your own risk.
Do you still have the Ubuntu install disk? Finally, the log-in screen appeared and we logged into Windows 10 using a personal Microsoft Account email and password. Luckily, they're easy to make and easy to use. Press the appropriate key ex: F11 displayed for Boot Menu when you see the option available like below. Keep us posted on Windows related queries and we will be happy to assist you further. . Tell me if u need help with this step. But before you move towards the steps, there are some basic things that you will need to complete the process.
You need to format the partition that u installed windows on in the past. If you made a Windows 7 install flash drive, the install process will begin automatically. I created multiple partition in the past and unfortunately i installed windows on the one which had only 40gig i have over 500gig on other partititons. You can try them if you have no user manual around. Step 7: Press F10 to save changes and exit. They provide a special option in advanced startup options instead. You will need it to create a flash drive with a boot sector.
Now, right-click on Command Prompt. I need atleast 5gig of free space to install windows 8. Tip: Refer to your laptop or motherboard manual to learn which key you need to press if your motherboard firmware shows no hint. What we can do: 1. Hi, Thank you for your response. Save and exit from bios 6.
. Windows installation doesn't take up more than 20 Gigs at the time of installation. But I'm also a bit of a hardware geek. Now the issue is that on startup, one of two things happen: 1: No peripherals work, so I can't login. May we know if you need further assistance regarding your Windows 10 concern? Acronis has the equivalent of saving the disk image and restoring it.
Some have the menu in a column; others have tabs across the top. Windows 7 was preserved on its current partition. This took a couple of minutes. I did ls command and it had like hd0 hd1 msdos , hd 1 or something like that. If i go to my computer, i can see that its there and I can open it by clicking it. It is disabled by default. Do not just backup on the same disk with different partition because you might end up deleting all current partitions on the disk to install a fresh copy of Windows 7.
When vendor logo appears on screen, press Boot Option Key repeatedly until Boot Option Menu appears. Let me help you in resolving the issue. Edit: For Rufus you should do a quick format and Fat32 for the file system. So that is what I plan to use from now on. Keep us posted on Windows related queries and we will be happy to assist you further.
Hi, I apologize for not addressing you in a timely manner. Since our ThinkPad X200 laptop had Windows 7 Professional, we skipped the product key screen. Keep us posted on Windows related queries and we will be happy to assist you further. Here is what I concluded: When you had the laptop, it had a certain version of windows 8 eg: win8 pro , and it was activated using a key which works only for win8 pro. Can I get the drive remapped without losing data. Do a clean install per the following guide.
If you don't see the drive, click the Refresh drive list option. Make sure to choose the first option. For Windows 8 or 8. You can try again to get the right one. In addition, another important aspect of using Command Prompt is that it is free of errors if commands are correctly entered. Check out this guide for a complete walkthrough. Once you have a Flash drive with Windows 10 setup on it, you have to boot your computer with it.