windows 8 and 8.1 recovery media??

  Deepesh Garg 08:33 06 Jun 2017
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i am having windows 8.1 recovery media . my laptop came pre installed with windows 8 but it got corrupted and i dont have any recovery media for it . so can i use win 8.1 recovery media to get my win 8 back??

  q33ny 12:06 06 Jun 2017

You can try.

  lotvic 12:17 06 Jun 2017

i dont have any recovery media for it

Do you only mean you didn't burn a recovery DVD?

Most laptops have an inbuilt 'back to factory restore' capability (on a partition on the harddrive) which you boot into using a combination of keys on keyboard.

What is the make and model of your laptop?

  Deepesh Garg 07:39 07 Jun 2017

i am having dell inspiron 15r

  q33ny 08:50 07 Jun 2017

Step 1: Before reset any Dell Inspiron laptop, backup your all important data and programs, otherwise you may lose it. It is recommended to use an external storage device for your entire data backup, so that you couldn't lose it in any sudden occurring issue.

Step 2: Remove any other unnecessary external drive and restart your Dell Inspiron laptop.

Step 3: Restart the laptop and press 'F8' key continue until 'Advanced Boot Options' wouldn't be appear.

Step 4: Use your keyboard arrow key to select 'Repair Your Computer' from the list and hit 'Enter'.

Step 5: Now click 'Next' and login as the administrator account.

Step 6: Click 'Dell Factory Image Recovery and Data Safe options', select your language option and click 'Next'.

Step 7: Click the check box 'Yes, reformat hard drive and restore system software to factory condition' and click 'Next' to start Dell Inspiron reset process.

  lotvic 11:42 08 Jun 2017

q33ny, copied and pasted from elsewhere on the 'net, fixya2011/2012?

  lotvic 11:50 08 Jun 2017

From the Official Dell Support website (Free self-service support):

Need to install or reinstall Windows on your Dell system? Download a Dell ISO recovery image file and use the Dell OS Recovery Tool to create a bootable USB drive.

dell.com download .iso ClickHere
and Enter the Service Tag of the PC you need a recovery image for.

Dell Windows 8, 8.1 support dell.com/windows-8-support ClickHere

Factory reset, restore, or reinstall Microsoft Windows on a Dell computer dell.com/support/factory reset, restore or reinstall ClickHere

  q33ny 08:57 09 Jun 2017

whichever works for you.

  Deepesh Garg 16:57 09 Jun 2017

Thank you for helping me

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