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Win8 new hdd, no recovery disk, how to use orig pro key?

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    Win8 new hdd, no recovery disk, how to use orig pro key?


    This Win8 is very frustrating. I can do a recovery do to some 200mb partition and it's not clear how to get rid of it. Can't do a so called refresh cuz it can't find the files so my question is how do I reinstall Win8 with the existing Product ID that is embedded into the BIOS (excuse me, UEFI)? What were these people thinking when they came out with 8 and 8.1?
    BTW, ASUS no longer offers recovery media for my ASUS X-Series X55A-JH91 laptop. I've searched the site but couldn't come up with anything relevant to my situation but can't imagine I'm the only one.
    Thanks so very much for any support you can offer.
    May God bless,
    Pete

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    ASUSTeK Computer Inc. -Support- Drivers and Download ASUS BacktrackerWell Asus does have a program called Backtracker you would have use it to create a recover to factory condition media when you first got your NB.
    There are several tutorials here, on how to do a clean install using a embedded windows Key

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    I'll give it a shot Clint and post back. Prolly a day or two.
    Thanks so very much for your help. I am most grateful.
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    One thing is that I noticed about doing a clean install is that you have to have the win8 product key. I don't know how to recover that from the UEFI. They don't use a sticker on the bottom of the pc anymore. Any ideas on that? A clean install would be the best way to go.
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Win8 new hdd, no recovery disk, how to use orig pro key?
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