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FAQ Windows 8

Backup Disk Request Form (USA customers only)
Windows 8 and 8.1 Systems
Non-Supported Windows 8 and 8.1 Systems
How to Downgrade from Windows 8 Pro to Windows 7
Downgrade Rights and Backup Media
UEFI Support in Windows 8
Windows 8 hangs at Dell logo
Critical Windows 8 Client/Server Update
Windows 8 Editions
Windows 8 Upgrade Information
Microsoft OEM Partner Center Understanding Downgrade Rights
Mcrosoft Windows 8 Upgrade Offer FAQ's
Windows 8 Upgrade Checklist
System Backup and Recover
System Backup Overview
Windows 8 How To Articles
Windows 8 Ultimate Keyboard Shortcuts
Windows 8 Helpful Tips
Dell Installed Software Support for Windows 8
Getting Started with Your Dell Windows 8 Computer-FAQ's
Windows 8 D2D Blog
Windows 8 Tutorial Videos
Windows 8 Dell Support Webpage
Run the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant
Microsoft Support Hours and Phone Number for Upgrade Issues
When installing an after-market graphics card
into a certified Windows 8 PC with Secure Boot enabled,...

Windows 8 Emerging Issues

Touchscreen Functionality Issues With Multiple Touch Displays in Windows 8
A Windows 8 DVD May Not Start in UEFI Mode When the DVD is Burned from A Microsoft Store ISO Image
Where is my Windows 8 Product Key,and How Can I Tell That My Windows 8 Insallation is Genuine?
Language packs are available for Windows 8 and for Windows RT          
How to Disable the Touch Display in Windows 8   
Windows 8.1 & 8.1 RT Update FAQ's and How To Articles
Dell Backup and Recovery Compatibility Issues with Windows 8.1
My Dell Download formerly known as Dell Support Center
Windows 8.1 Update Issue

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Additional FAQs and Guides Updated 23rd of March 2015

The wikis listed below are all unofficial documentation. They have been written and adapted to tackle the problems of the Dell Microsoft OS Forum by me, Philip Yip, the Dell Community Rockstar natakuc4.

Dell Technical Support may not be able to assist with unofficial configurations such as the unofficial driver sets or installation of Windows with Retail Media.

Microsoft Windows 8.1


* A number of unofficial drivers have been made for unsupported systems. See below.

Dell Backup and Recovery (UEFI)

Using a SSD Boot Drive with a Data HDD and Dell Factory Settings (UEFI)

Download - Retail/OEM

Download - Trial

Dell OEM Media Request Form

Installation - UEFI

Refresh and Reset - UEFI

SSD and HDD Configurations Clean Installation - UEFI


Updating Windows Offline (WSUS Offline Update)

Dell Official Technical Support Video Channel

Microsoft Office, OneDrive and Related Programs

Microsoft Office 2013

Microsoft Office 2013 WebApps

Microsoft Office 2010

Microsoft Office 2007

Microsoft Mathematics

This has an addin for Office 2007, 2010 and 2013.

Windows Live Essentials 2012

Windows Defender Definitions

Microsoft Mouse Without Borders

System Drivers

Data Recovery - MBR

Diagnostics - UEFI

Cleaning your Drive - UEFI

Cleaning your Driver - MBR

Software Maintenance

Dr Philip Yip
Tech Enthusiast and Author of the Unofficial Dell Windows Reinstallation Guide

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