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  1. #1

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    Windows 8.1

    download a copy

    i have preinstalled copy of windows 8 & key
    is their a place i can download a copy, so can have a hard copy in case i need it?

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  2. #2

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    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit
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  3. #3

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    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello Bluzeboy,

    Unfortunately, you would need a "retail" key instead to be able to download an official Windows 8 ISO directly from Microsoft.

    If you like, you could create a recovery drive with the Copy contents from the recovery partition to the recovery drive box checked to be able to do a factory reset with.

    Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8

    For Lenovo, see also: How can I get a Product Recovery CD or DVD? - Lenovo Support (US)

    Hope this helps,
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  4. #4

    Image backup using Macrium Reflect Free or a paid program like Acronis True Image is the way to go. Then no matter what happens, recovery is 20 to 30 minutes away and it puts you right back where you were when the image was created.
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