Repairing Windows 8 System files with no CD

I purchased the online upgrade version of Windows *. Thus there is no CD to insert to repair damaged system files. \

I know I have damaged system files because other utilities I have run report damaged Windows * system files, but don't tell me what their names are.

I am also receiving multiple BSOD crashed every day. Yesterday I received 5 or 6 in a row before I could get the system back online again.

 

So my question is can I creat a standard Windows * Install CD from the online Windows 8 Upgrade I purchased and then use that CD to make the repairs to the damages system files?

If not, then how do I make these repairs since I have no clue what the names of the damaged modules are so that I can seek alternative means of making the needed repairs.

 

All I know is that I have gotten more BSODs in the past three months than I have in total since I began using Microsoft Windows when it was first developed. Even running the Alpha and Beta versions of Windows Vista Ultimate didn't produce 1/1,000th of the hard errors I am now encountering. I am on the verge of re-installing Vista Ultimate and throwing Windows 8 in the garbage or giving it as a gift to my worse enemy, but I couldn't be that mean!

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Answer

You can use the following link:

 

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/upgrade-product-key-only

 

You need to input the product key.

 

Choose "Install by creating media" during the setup to create a USB media or ISO to burn to a DVD.

 

"Option One" in the following link gives good steps on creating the ISO:

 

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/18309-windows-8-upgrade-iso-download-create.html

 

Also, the best way to try to determine the cause of the BSODs is to look at the minidump files from the crashes with a debugger.

 

Can you zip up the minidump files in the C:\Windows\Minidump folder and make available (provide link) via Windows Live SkyDrive or similar site?

 

The following link has information on using Windows Live SkyDrive:

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itproui/thread/4fc10639-02db-4665-993a-08d865088d65

 

If you have problems zipping the minidump files copy the minidump files to another location such as a folder on the Desktop

 

Also, you do not necessarily have to zip up the minidump files, you can upload them one at a time.

 

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Last updated March 24, 2018 Views 567 Applies to: