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Clean install on a new windows 8.1 pc


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#1
hello,

i just got a new lenovo ideapad y510p laptop with preinstalled windows 8.1. as soon as it arrived, i tried to do a clean (fresh) installation. however, there was no key sticker on the laptop and none of the documents had the key, but after hours of research i found 2 different keys using belarc advisor and powershell. then, i downloaded 8.1 setup from ''upgrade windows with only a product key'' at microsoft's website, but my keys didn't work.

my questions are:

1) where can i download windows 8.1 iso safely? can i use the one in downloads page at microsoft website (the one at the store) to do a clean install? (some people said it cannot be used to do a clean install, is it true?)

2) also, when i get the iso and begin to do a clean install, will the setup accept one of the keys, or will the pc automaticly activate the setup?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    WINDOWS 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop

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#3
Here is some info: link
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo G580
    CPU
    Intel Core i5-3230M
    Memory
    8 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD Graphics 4000
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender, standard user account
    Other Info
    UEFI firmware (BIOS) embedded Windows 8 product key.

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