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Installing win 8 on inspiron 5521

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<body><p>I hav just bought inspiron 5521...I formatted entire HDD using ubuntu and when i tried to reinstall my win 8 back it didnt recognized bootable win 8 usb....the only OS it detected was win 7 professional 32 bit...i m screwed... i want my win 8 back and i didnt made any sort of backup or repair drive...so provide with.a concrete solution....i just hav bootable win 8 usb n tl how to install using IT ONLY win 8 on my laptop...sorry i m just adding threads bt i cant reply cozz of some problem with my scripts n plugins...Can u please provide solutions using emai n chat too using email...mine email is <Admin Note: removed per privacy policy~RK>....n as some experts said to install same window that existed earlier bt i dont hav that...

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Re: How to reinstall win 8 on inspiron 5521

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Did you make a bootable Dell boot and repair flash drive? If so, boot in UEFI mode and you can use it to restore the system to the way it shipped.

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How to reinstall win 8 on inspiron 5521

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<body><p>See i bought a new Dell inspiron 5521 and i formatted whole laptop entire HDD using Ubuntu...but i wanted window for gaming.purpose but problem is that it doesnt detects bootable.win 8 usb...i m entirely screwed up and the only OS that it detected was win 7 professional 32 bit so i had to install that but i want my win 8 ....so tell the.solution<br><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde'; font-size: large; "><br>
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Re: How to reinstall win 8 on inspiron 5521

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Did you make a bootable Dell boot and repair flash drive? If so, boot in UEFI mode and you can use it to restore the system to the way it shipped.

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Reinstalling win 8 on inspiron 5521

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<body><p>I hav just bought inspiron 5521...I formatted entire HDD using ubuntu and when i tried to reinstall my win 8 back it didnt recognized bootable win 8 usb....the only OS it detected was win 7 professional 32 bit...i m screwed... i want my win 8 back and i didnt made any sort of backup or repair drive...so provide with.a concrete solution....i just hav bootable win 8 usb n tl how to install using IT ONLY win 8 on my laptop...Thank u...
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Re: Reinstalling win 8 on inspiron 5521

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As long as the version of 8 you have is the same as what the system shipped with you should be able to use it - power on and boot from the USB drive (in UEFI mode as long as the flash drive is set up to boot that way - if it isn't you'll need to boot in legacy mode and install 8 in legacy mode).

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Re: Reinstalling win 8 on inspiron 5521

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Any way you can format the hard drive with NTFS? Maybe that is your problem.

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Re: Reinstalling win 8 on inspiron 5521

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No the version isnt same...pls help..my ques remains unanswered..

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Re: Reinstalling win 8 on inspiron 5521

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Yes i can format my hdd as ntfs and its is in ntfs state only...

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Re: How to reinstall win 8 on inspiron 5521

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How can i repair an IS when there is no OS in it...

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