How do i Install Windows 8 on my Laptop??

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  1. Abu_Senpai
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    Objective Achieved, i updated from windows xp to windows 7. And then from windows 7 to windows 10.

    Thanks for the help everyone! Your awesome
     
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  2. lexluth0r

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    Do you have a windows disc
     
  3. Abu_Senpai
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    Nope. I was hoping there was a way to download the file from the net and run the .exe?
     
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    I recommend the "Windows iso downloader" you can download it everywhere since it's legal.

    Edit: or the official Windows media creator from the ms website
     
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    How does the iso downloader work?
     
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    It downloads the ISO from windows then helps you either burn the image or make a bootable USB drive... be prepared to pay for windows
     
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    i thought win 8 was free?? isnt win10 the one that charges?
     
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    Other way around windows 10 was free now it's not and windows 8 was never free
     
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    my dad works for nintendo.
    windows 10 is free if you have a windows 7 or higher installation
     
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    Yes, but only by using that link.
    Microsoft stopped giving it out for free a long time ago, but they still allow you to get it for free through the accessibility option.
    It's the same thing as normal Windows 10, so no worries.
     
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    my dad works for nintendo.
    but then op needs to first update into windows 7, this laptop is windows xp.
    anyway looking at the specs of the laptop.. i would just leave it at windows xp i had a very similair laptop it was painfully slow (it was an asus eee pc, i dont remember the model), when i installed windows 7 i had to revert back because it was really painfull to use it
     
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    I wouldnt mind upgrading to Win7 then to win 10 too see if it helps

    How do i do that

     
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    my dad works for nintendo.
    i suggest you to just download the iso, put into a thumb drive and install it from scratch
    that computer is slow as fuck, to upgrade twice you will just waste a really high ammount of time
    we are not talking about just running an exe and go.. this can take you 2 days if you follow the "upgrade twice" path (that computer is really slow) and it's not that worth

    download the iso from microsoft website
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10
    you have to use a thumb drive of 8GB IIRC (cleaned)
    boot the pen drive from bios, and then install it...

    you can use windows 10 without a license, the only bad thing is you can't change your wallpaper and you get a grey message on the bottom right (doesn't botter at all)
    or you know, use some "unnoficial activator"

    keep in mind, backup all data on that computer before doing this, because it will be clean
     
  15. tech3475

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    I would recommend something like Linux Mint over sticking with XP, outside of legacy reasons, since it's no longer being updated.
     
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    Oh op is on Windows XP?
    That PC might be a bit too slow then.
    I really reccomend going with Linux. As @tech3475 reccomended, Linux Mint is great but there are also other good distros for begginers out there.

    Linux is way more lightweight than Windows and doesn't have MS spying on you.
     
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    Why don't you google it ? It gave you a lot of answered. Thats how I learned to do that like you a long long time ago thanks to Google. It is much faster than here. :)
     
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    Windows 8 is not free. Windows 10 technically is using the accessibility loophole, but only if you have a valid Windows 7 or 8 license. And I mean valid, Daz loader and key servers do not work. You cna try getting a dirt cheap OEM license for Windows 7, but honestly I'd just get a new computer. Try Linux Mint.
     
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    Sorry for the late reply. I literally Just updated my laptop to windows 7. Turns out it was on XP before so that was a mistake on my part. Oh and also yeah i dont now what experience you had with Dazloader but managed to install Win 7 and activate it using Daz and everything works fine! My laptop now actually feels more like a laptop then a slow as hell craptop.

    Just wanted to give you a proper update since i diddnt reply back before.

    Thanks for the help everyone!
     
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    Daz works for Windows 7, but that install cannot be upgraded to Windows 10 for free, as Microsoft checks.
     
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