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Clean install on a new windows 8.1 pc

  1. #1

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    WINDOWS 8.1

    Clean install on a new windows 8.1 pc


    i just got a new lenovo ideapad y510p laptop with preinstalled windows 8.1. as soon as it arrived, i tried to do a clean (fresh) installation. however, there was no key sticker on the laptop and none of the documents had the key, but after hours of research i found 2 different keys using belarc advisor and powershell. then, i downloaded 8.1 setup from ''upgrade windows with only a product key'' at microsoft's website, but my keys didn't work.

    my questions are:

    1) where can i download windows 8.1 iso safely? can i use the one in downloads page at microsoft website (the one at the store) to do a clean install? (some people said it cannot be used to do a clean install, is it true?)

    2) also, when i get the iso and begin to do a clean install, will the setup accept one of the keys, or will the pc automaticly activate the setup?

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  2. #2

    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1

    No need for a product key, as the key is coded in to the UEFI/BIOS.

    You can Order Lenovo Recovery Disks from here:
    Home - Lenovo Support (US)
    Click on Parts & Accessories.
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  3. #3

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    Windows 10

    Here is some info: link
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