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Windows 8 recovery disk

I have windows 8 on my laptop and I accedently made the laptop not bootable. When I try to boot it it goes straight to a win8 error screen and says that it cant access some files and that I should use a recovery disk. However, I forgot to make a recovery disk beforehand. I have a second win8 laptop that is still running fine. If I make a recovery disk from that computer will it work for my unbootable computer?
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  1. yes, that should work.
    It should also work by using pressing the F8 key as it is booting up and doing a repair.
    If that does not let you do it without the DVD then use the DVD to do a Repair.
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    if you have a windows 8 key you can download the windows 8 image from Microsoft and burn it to a DVD then use it as a repair disk. It would be much better than using a repair disk from another machine. here is the Microsoft link
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/windows-8/upgrade-product-key-only
  3. danny2000 said:
    yes, that should work.
    It should also work by using pressing the F8 key as it is booting up and doing a repair.
    If that does not let you do it without the DVD then use the DVD to do a Repair.

    F8 function has been removed from Windows 8

    @op, as johnbl said, download the image from MSFT, burn it to DVD, boot from it and choose Repair option
  4. I bought the laptop OEM and from what I understand the key is built directly into the BIOS, so I dont have access to it I think. So how can I get the key for the download?
  5. Run the windows setup program, It may automatically read your OEM key from your BIOS.
  6. How do I run the windows setup program if my laptop says "your PC need to be repaired" and doesnt boot up fully? Can I use the recovery disk for this maybe?
  7. Soda-88 said:
    F8 function has been removed from Windows 8

    @op, as johnbl said, download the image from MSFT, burn it to DVD, boot from it and choose Repair option


    If the f8 key have been remove from Windows 8 how can I boot my HP Laptop from the CD/DVD repair disk that i had already created. Please help me because i can not stop the PC when it is re-botting so i can access the BIOS to re-boot fom the DVD Repair Disk.
  8. MANNY1112 said:
    If the f8 key have been remove from Windows 8 how can I boot my HP Laptop from the CD/DVD repair disk that i had already created. Please help me because i can not stop the PC when it is re-botting so i can access the BIOS to re-boot fom the DVD Repair Disk.

    I am currently doing this on a HP laptop as well. It will briefly flash a "press escape to pause startup" It may be different depending on your laptop, but you should be able to interrupt it from booting past the BIOS and into Windows.
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