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Windows 8 back up

Created by supernando on Nov. 10, 2012, 9:13 a.m.
  • I purchased windows 8 on launch day and put it on my usb stick to install and it works fine and everything, but, I've broken the usb drive now and all of a sudden windows upgrade assistant claims windows 8 "isn't available in my region" (I live in the UK) can anybody help me and let me know how I can make a copy of windows 8 to put onto dvd just in case I ever need to format my drive.

  • So you download the image from the Microsoft Store, put it on a USB drive. The USB drive breaks, and now you can't download it again? Is that the issue?

  • @Toxeia: yeah that's the issue. :(


  • I'd really suggest getting in touch with Microsoft about it, but otherwise your only solution is to make a full back-up in Windows. It wouldn't be a clean install though. It'd be a copy of whenever you made the back-up.