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    Ratchet
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    Installing windows 8 pro upgrade - Can this brick my T100 ?

    The 64gb T100 wasn't available in my country. In order to free up some disk space I want to attempt installing
    windows 8.1 pro upgrade on my T100. (This version will not include office install files which I assume take quite a few GB)

    If I install 8.1 from an original bootable iso with a legal key,
    and I format only the c:\ partition to install windows 8.1 pro upgrade on,

    then I can Always return my T100 to factory settings because I did not taper with the backup-files.
    Am i correct ?

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    I don't know about the return to factory, but in general that's how the back-up works. Anyways, on wpcentral someone installed 8.1 pro and it working great for him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beginning View Post
    The 64gb T100 wasn't available in my country. In order to free up some disk space I want to attempt installing
    windows 8.1 pro upgrade on my T100. (This version will not include office install files which I assume take quite a few GB)

    If I install 8.1 from an original bootable iso with a legal key,
    and I format only the c:\ partition to install windows 8.1 pro upgrade on,

    then I can Always return my T100 to factory settings because I did not taper with the backup-files.
    Am i correct ?
    You can restore it back to factory only if you do not destroy the Recovery (8GB) partition. From what I know, in 64gb version, you can remove the Recovery (hidden 8gb) partition whereas in 32gb you cannot. I have the 32gb model and can't remove it. Also, I recommend restoring the Recovery partition to a USB drive in case.

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    Why install Win 8.1 Pro? Just don't install OFFICE. In fact delete the OFFICE installer on your disk drive. I'm not sure how big the OFFICE installer is but do a search on this forum for some details.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rscheller View Post
    Why install Win 8.1 Pro? Just don't install OFFICE. In fact delete the OFFICE installer on your disk drive. I'm not sure how big the OFFICE installer is but do a search on this forum for some details.
    i already have searched for this and there seems to be no solution on the forum for it.
    unless hou have one, please enlighten us.
    Last edited by beginning; 01-02-2014 at 07:15 PM.

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    You're right... my error... no solution on these forums.

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    well i've decided to not go through with it once I found out it would only save me 3GB's.

    maybe an upgrade version takes up more space than a regular windows 8 version,
    so i don't want to make people not want to try this.

 

 

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