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Microsoft Windows 8 (64-bit)

I have a laptop g6 that has windows 8 installed. I loaded linux mint on the laptop and now I want windows 8 reinstalled. Can I get the laptop back to the original factory settings or the license for windows 8.

 

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Hi:

 

You would have to order W8 recovery disks for your specific model g6, if HP still has them.

 

But here is a way you can clean install W8.1 for free using the W8 product key in your PC's BIOS...

 

Install W8.1 by creating the Microsoft installation media, using another Windows PC, if yours is not working...You want W8.1 64 bit.

 

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows8ISO

 

Only if you are asked to enter a product key during the installation process, use this generic key.

 

This is the generic key for W8.1 'standard.'

 

334NH-RXG76-64THK-C7CKG-D3VPT

 

If you had to enter the generic key, manually change the generic product key to the W8 'standard' key in your PC's BIOS in the PC settings menu.

 

After you get W8.1 installed, and you had to manually enter the W8.1 generic product key, you will need to run the free utility I zipped up and attached below, that will show you show the W8 product key in your PC's BIOS.

 

I have also zipped up and attached below, the Microsoft tool which hopefully will transfer the ISO file to a DVD or usb flash drive so it is bootable.

 

Then you can install the available drivers and software from your PC's support page.

 

 

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