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  1. #11


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


    You can Order Lenovo Recovery Disks from here:
    Lenovo Support - Home (US)
    Click on Parts & Accessories.
    or
    https://www.lenovorecovery.com/Extranet/Home.aspx

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  2. #12


    Posts : 12
    win 8

    windows 8 key


    what will recovery disk do?
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  3. #13


    Posts : 12
    win 8


    is it possible to do a win7 clean install on this laptop which came with win8 oem and the product key is written in the BIOS? wondering if I install win7 on this machine it will not let me.
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  4. #14


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


    The OEM Recovery disk set will restore the PC to factory condition. It will be like it was the first time you turned it on.

    You could clean install Windows 7. You may need to find drivers for some of your hardware. Windows 7 won't use your embedded Windows 8 code so you'll need a legal Windows 7 Product code for it.
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  5. #15


    Posts : 12
    win 8


    can I create the recovery disk my self? and use that on my new SSD?
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  6. #16


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


    You can try. Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8 I couldn't get it to work on my SSD.
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  7. #17


    Chicago USA
    Posts : 84
    Windows 7 Pro and Windows 8.1 Pro 32 bit and 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by umairarif View Post
    Hi
    I am new user of win 8, I bought a lenovo laptop which has win 8 on it and is not activated. I want to install a SSD and do a clean install for win 8. I have previously done win 7 clean install. I have 2 questions. Is win8 clean install will be same as win7 clean install? Secondly in my previous laptop the win7 key was written on the microsoft sticker at the back of laptop but in this laptop there is no microsoft sticker at the back. So where would I get the win8 key?
    thats all.
    regards
    Here is a how to from another forum thread.

    Reset Win 8.1 Update 1 > Win 8 Upgrade Product Key & ISO


    Download ISO here. Use the GENERIC code from the other post (message #3) to start the download.

    Upgrading Windows with only a product key - Microsoft Windows Help
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  8. #18


    Posts : 12
    win 8


    i am sorry if i have not been able to explain what i am trying to do. so again, i bought lenovo that came with win 8, i now want to install a SSD and of course win 8 on this SSD. what are my options?
    regards
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  9. #19


    Posts : 879
    Windows 10


    edit:

    How to download and clean install Windows 8.1 if you have an OEM computer with UEFI firmware (BIOS) embedded Windows 8/8.1 product key. -> link
    Last edited by genet; 28 Nov 2014 at 17:32.
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  10. #20


    Posts : 12
    win 8


    yes i have read this post already and it says in NOTE, That is you have a oem then this tutorial is not for u.
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