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Is it possible to reset my windows 8 laptop without disks?

  1. #11


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


    Product key will not be need any type of Windows 8 installation media.

    You can order the Microsoft official OEM Recovery disks from the ASUS OEM manufacturer's website.
    Essentio Recovery Software

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  2. #12


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by Shizzle View Post
    @david Thanks for that script. It gave me the product id and the installed key So if i reset now and it asks me for the key, i should enter the installed key then?
    If it asks for one, enter it.

    It might or might not ask.

    But if it does ask, you have it.

    EDIT---

    If you get it restored & running good again post back.

    I have a tip on avoiding refreshing & restoring to factory settings.
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  3. #13


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    The assumption is, with embedded keys, you won't be asked for them. That's why there is no COA sticker and no mention of a product code in the paper work that comes with the PC. I've done resets and refreshes on PC's that didn't have embedded codes and don't remember being asked to enter a product key.
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