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    windows 8 fresh install question

    Hello Folks,

    I bought a new lenovo laptop which comes with Windows 8 pre installed. I'm not quite happy with Windows 8 & also with the way how my 1TB drive has been Partitioned.I can't reduce the C drive to less than 400 Gigs, there are 2 100 GB partitions meant for recovery.

    This is what I'd like to do. Firstly,format the entire drive, and reinstall windows 8 without creating any recovery partitions from an ISO (I didn't get any DVD from my vendor) and use my OEM key. Id like to keep my C drive to a max of 100 GB, since windows won't be my primary OS.

    So any idea in how do I get the iso (download from torrents?) & how do I go about creating a simpler partition layout.

    By the way... I installed GRUB to the MBR and windows won't boot now, although Linux does.


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    Quote Originally Posted by microshit
    So any idea in how do I get the iso (download from torrents?)
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    Thanks for your reply.what i meant with the torrent thing is that,since i already have a legitimate windows key,i can use that instead on the Win8 iso that i can download from the internet.

    I saw your links and it looks like i need to download the 64bit exe into an already running widows setup,which i do not have.All i need is an ISO,that i can burn onto a DVD and use my OEM key.

    One more thing i wanted to ask is,my drive has 2 recovery partitions each is 100 Gigs.Since i have already taken a system backup on an external drive,can i delete this partitions and reclaim 200GB?I dont intend to use my 1TB drive for system backups.

    Thanks !!
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