The right answer here is forget about it. Last time I messed with
reinstalling 8, I could never get it to upgrade to 8.1, which left it an
insecure mess. Sometimes you just have to say no, and this is one of
For those on this list, who used Windows 8 or 8.1, I have the following
Did you upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 8 or 8.1. If you did,
did the Windows 7 authorization key, also authorize
versions of Windows 8 or, did you need to purchase a new authorization key
for versions of Windows 8;
If you had Windows 7 installed but, you decided to install a new
installation of Windows 8 or 8.1, were you able to use the windows 7 key, to
authorize versions of Windows 8.
Were you able to install Windows 8 or 8.1 yourself or, did you have
If you installed Windows 8 or 8.1 yourself, was Narrator available to
you, to assist you through the installation process; and
If Narrator was not available, how didyou install Windows 8 or 8.1
yourself, without visual assistance.
I have suggested they upgrade to Windows 10 but, they are adament, they
want Windows 8.