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How to format windows 8 on he on a pre installed windows 7.

I don't have a working disk drive

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You don't 'format' Windows, I believe you mean install it. The disk drive you mention I think is a CD drive. This makes it a bit more difficult to install W8.1 (don't get W8.0, you will only have to update it), but it is possible, by downloading it. However not all PCs can successfully run W8.1 - See here first

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-au/windows-8/upgrade-from-windows-7-tutorial

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1. Backup all you important files, use an external hard-disk if possible
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REPAIRING THE OPERATING SYSTEM just load or install corrupted or missing files from your operating system thus will not delete any of your files from your computer.

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