How to reinstall Windows 8 with no backup?
My friend has an Asus G550JK-DS71 laptop. It came with Win 8, but she upgraded to Win 10. She was playing WoW and updating her NVidia drivers at the same time. Needless to say, the computer froze up. She had to hold down the power button to reset it. Then a black screen came up saying to reinsert the Windows Installation Media Disc because Windows can't be found.
I've read the Asus support saying to press F9 when the Asus logo appears to enter the restore mode. But when you turn the computer on it stays at a black screen. After a couple minutes it will enter the BIOS. If you exit the BIOS it goes to a black screen saying to reinstall windows.
Also, she dropped the laptop a few months ago. It has been working fine, but there is a noticeable dent in the corner and the disc drive isn't flush any more.
I know she can order the recovery disc from Asus, but I was hoping for a faster method as she needs the computer ASAP for work.
I have access to a Windows 7 Pro computer and to a Windows 8 laptop if that helps.