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|Published Date : 06 Nov 2012
Last Updated : 18 Oct 2013
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|Push-Button Reset process|
Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 recovery media uses a similar process to the Push-Button Reset process used within a Windows installation.
In the event of your operating system not booting up or replacing a hard drive, the recovery media should be used to get your system back into a bootable operating system.
|All the computers of us that are shipped with Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 are UEFI compliant. In order to boot from the media, you must select the UEFI DVD-ROM drive from your boot order.|
|Boot to Windows 8 recovery media|
When the UEFI DVD-ROM is selected, you will be asked to press any key to boot to the media. Once booted, you will be given a menu similar to the Push-Button Reset process.
To install Windows® from the DVD, follow the steps given below:
- Select your keyboard layout.
- A couple of options will be displayed, depending on your hard drive state. Select Troubleshoot.
- Select Reset Your PC. The next screen explains the Reset process.
- Click Next.
- If the operating system is located on the hard drive, you will be asked to confirm the target operating system. This may take a few minutes to complete, whilst the system checks your existing configuration.
- In the 'Do you want to repartition the drives on your PC? All your files will be removed.' window, click 'Yes, repartition the drives' to reapply the factory Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 install and set the correct partitions.
- The next screen prompts for the type of install. The 'Just remove my files' option will apply Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 and remove any of your user files. This will take a few minutes. The 'Clean the drive fully' option removes all the user files, but also formats the drive fully. This will take longer than the previous option.
- Click Reset.
The system will now reinstall Windows to your computer.
|If the UEFI DVD-ROM drive is not in your boot order, please enable UEFI in your BIOS or make sure that the system was shipped with Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 and UEFI compliant. |
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