1. Sgitw's Avatar
    Hi I bought a laptop on windows 8 a few years ago then upgraded to 8.1, later on I took the free upgrade on the same machine to windows 10 last year 2016.
    Today, when I try to switch on a hybernating laptop, there was issue.
    It is now stating 'no bootable media is avaliable', I can get into the BIAS, but windows will not launch.
    I am not sure what has happened and how I can go about to fix this issue??

    Thanks
    04-22-2017 07:29 AM
  2. davidhk129's Avatar
    The method below is doing a Clean Install.
    Clean Install will not allow you to keep anything.
    Since you cannot boot into that computer in question, I am afraid you will lose all your personal files and apps installed.

    Clean Install is the only suggestion I can offer.

    Use this Media Creation Tool link :
    http://forums.windowscentral.com/e?l...token=hODhl5uH

    Click the Download Tool Now button and RUN it >
    select the Create installation media for another PC >
    pay attention to the screen >
    at one point it will show you what Edition, Language and Bit-version will be downloaded >
    since you are using another computer to do this, make sure the selection given to you is what your Window 10 was actually using, if not, UN-check the box " Use the recommended options for ths PC" >
    then click the pointers to make the changes > click Next >
    put a dot at ISO file >
    download will begin.

    When iso is downloaded, right click at the iso file > click burn disk image > insert a DVD to start burning the iso file to a bootable DVD.

    Take the bootable DVD to you "broken" computer > go the BiIOS and select Boot options > select to boot from CD/DVD > insert the DVD > restart computer.

    That should begin installing Windows 10.
    When you are asked for a product key, choose the SKIP option or the "I do not have a product key" option and continue.
    Upon successful installation, activation will be automatic.
    Last edited by davidhk129; 04-22-2017 at 08:47 AM.
    04-22-2017 08:36 AM
  3. davidhk129's Avatar
    Are you member of Windows Central?
    If not yet, recommend that you register and we can help you with any computer issues in a more appropriate venue.
    04-22-2017 08:52 AM
  4. Sgitw's Avatar
    Hey thanks for this, my concern here is my laptop is like licensed for windows 8 or 8.1, I worry if I install windows 10 I wont be able to register, but then this mean I could only install windiws 8 but free upgtade is no longer avaliable.
    Any suggestions?
    04-22-2017 09:23 AM
  5. Sgitw's Avatar
    I have just joined today in order to post here is that what u mean?
    04-22-2017 09:23 AM
  6. Sgitw's Avatar
    I think I did similiar thing last time, but registration to win 10 was never automaric, do you think this will be auto? Thanks
    04-22-2017 09:25 AM
  7. davidhk129's Avatar
    I think I did similiar thing last time, but registration to win 10 was never automaric, do you think this will be auto? Thanks
    Not sure what do you mean "registration to win 10".

    I was suggesting to you to register as member of Windows Central.
    You said you had done so on post #4 .
    That's all you need to do.
    You can now surf the forums and post answers and questions.

    Welcome.
    04-22-2017 09:40 AM
  8. Sgitw's Avatar
    Not sure what do you mean "registration to win 10".

    I was suggesting to you to register as member of Windows Central.
    You said you had done so on post #4 .
    That's all you need to do.
    You can now surf the forums and post answers and questions.

    Welcome.
    Hi sorry that post on win 10 reg was because my laptop broke before hence I replaced the hard drive last time. Then that comes with activation issue, but I resolved it by finding out my old activation code. But I know from last time the only way it works is to install win 8 and activate, them upgrade to 10. I am just concerned and look for assured solution to fix my issue and still on windows 10 and activated. If that is not possible, I will stay at windows 8
    04-22-2017 09:51 AM
  9. Sgitw's Avatar
    The part with win 10 is just that I had an issue last time and back then it was hard disk failure, so I replaced it, at the time microsoft was still offering free win 10 upgrade.
    I installed win10 directly, but could not properly register at win 10
    What I ended up doing last time was install win 8, then activate using my win 8 code, then upgrade to 10, and it was already activated.
    So just want to know if there is a sure way to install win 10 directly and activation will be ok or if I can only stay at win 8 since upgrade is no longer avaliable for free...
    04-22-2017 09:57 AM
  10. davidhk129's Avatar
    or if I can only stay at win 8 since upgrade is no longer avaliable for free...
    Actually while Microsoft said the dead line for free upgrade was July 29th 2016, it is still available NOW.
    Nobody knows why, but at present Win 7, 8/8.1 users can still get free upgrade to Windows 10 using
    their old Windows license to activate.
    You can read this thread I posted when you have time.
    http://forums.windowscentral.com/win...ml#post3654504
    04-22-2017 10:14 AM
  11. davidhk129's Avatar
    So just want to know if there is a sure way to install win 10 directly and activation will be ok
    Yes, it will be OK. If you re-read my post #2 , at the end of it, I did mention that activation is automatic.

    When you have Windows 10 Installed and activated as you said, you have the "Digital License" saved at the servers.
    Digital License allows you to re-install the SAME edition of Windows 10 into the SAME computer any time you want and as often as you want. Activation is automatic.
    You do NOT have to go back to Win 8 like you did before.

    Plead read my post #2 for clean install.
    04-22-2017 10:18 AM

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