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where can i get windows 8 64 bit iso? preinstalled machine


iseeu1001

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Hi I have Lenovo z585 laptop. I would really like to get a iso for windows 8 64 bit. Now I tried this Download Windows 8 ISO (x86 / x64) File Directly From Microsoft | Redmond Pie
but I can't because my I can't find my cd key and when I did find it using a program " The Magic Jelly Bean " but said it does not work because its not a retail key or something like that so I would like to know where else can I get windows 8 64 bit iso?

The lenovo partition recovery software did not even give me an option to make recovery cd/dvd, it also did not give me an option to do a totally clean install. Capture.PNG
 
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theog

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From the manual for Lenovo G480.

Lenovo said:
When the hard disk drive or solid state drive is replaced because of a failure, no
product recovery program is on the new drive. In this case, you must use the
Recovery Disc Set for the computer. Order the Recovery Disc Set and the drive at
the same time so that you can recover the new drive with the pre-installed
software when they arrive.
You can Order Lenovo Recovery Disks from here:
Lenovo Support - Home (US)
Click on Parts & Accessories.


This is a tutorial by Lenovo using the Windows 8 USB Drive Recovery app. (This may not be up to date.)

http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=HT076024


Lenovo said:
NOTE: From this point forward in the recovery process, the choices for actual operating system recovery depend on the existing state of the computer hard drive.

Below are the instructions if there is an existing Microsoft Windows 8 install on the hard drive.
1.Select the target operating system of Microsoft Windows 8 to reload over existing Lenovo preload.
2.Select "Yes" to repartition the drives or "No" to keep existing partitions. For a clean install, the drives should be repartitioned.
3.Select "Fully Clean the drive".
4.Click Reset to begin the process.
5.The reset/recovery process takes approximately 90 minutes.
6.Once the reset/recovery is complete, the system will reboot into Microsoft Windows 8.
 

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iseeu1001

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Can't I get windows 8 64 bit iso just like windows 7 64 bit iso? Is that legal as long as you have the license key? I just want to restore my computer to a fresh new start. I just want a clean iso.
 

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theog

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You would need to buy the DVD.
 

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iseeu1001

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You would need to buy the DVD.
Why do I need to buy the windows 8 installation dvd when they should have provided me that disc or let me make that disc in the first place? Lenovo parititon sucked so I removed it as it was useless because it did not give me no option to make a disc and it only restore back to factory setting. Lenovo wants $50 for a windows 8 disc.
 

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theog

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You would need to buy the DVD.
Why do I need to buy the windows 8 installation dvd when they should have provided me that disc or let me make that disc in the first place? Lenovo parititon sucked so I removed it as it was useless because it did not give me no option to make a disc and it only restore back to factory setting. Lenovo wants $50 for a windows 8 disc.
You can Order Lenovo Recovery Disks from here:
Lenovo Support - Home (US)
Click on Parts & Accessories.
 

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iseeu1001

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You would need to buy the DVD.
Why do I need to buy the windows 8 installation dvd when they should have provided me that disc or let me make that disc in the first place? Lenovo parititon sucked so I removed it as it was useless because it did not give me no option to make a disc and it only restore back to factory setting. Lenovo wants $50 for a windows 8 disc.
You can Order Lenovo Recovery Disks from here:
Lenovo Support - Home (US)
Click on Parts & Accessories.
Again why do I need to buy it when they should have provided it to me in the first place? I don't care if they don't put the installation drivers but they really need to put the operating system with every laptop/desktop.
 

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Ztruker

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I have a new Lenovo and I created a Windows 8 Recovery flash drive following the directions Theog posted. Boots fine.
 

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iseeu1001

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I have a new Lenovo and I created a Windows 8 Recovery flash drive following the directions Theog posted. Boots fine.
nvm disregard this post but seriously they need to put the OS with the computer as drivers aren't really important but the OS yes. The reason drivers aren't important is you can get them of the website.
 

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I had to pay $15.00 extra for the Windows DVD when I bought my Dell PC.
 

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They don't seem to be as easy to find as win7 isos, but it still isn't very difficult. No idea why MS thinks it is a good idea to leave their customers having to go hunt on the interweb thingy.

Good opportunirty to get off the nasty win 8x stuff and install win 7 instead.
 

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iseeu1001

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Yeah :( windows 7 iso is so easy to find but not windows 8. I don't want to install windows 7 as I don't have the key for it. My computer came with windows 8 :/ and I can't do the retail download from microsoft because mine isn't a retail key but an OEM key from lenovo.
 

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Ztruker

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I know I'm beating a dead horse here, or so it seems, but what is wrong with creating a Recovery flash drive that you can use to reload the system if necessary?

I haven't tried it but you might be able to create an ISO from it using ImgBurn then burn a 3 disc DVD Recovery set. The flash drive I created is about 11GB (2.7GB free of 14.9GB).

Also, where on the Lenovo site does it talk about ordering a Windows 8 Recovery disc? I looked and I don't see it. I have a IdeaCenter K450.
 

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I know I'm beating a dead horse here, or so it seems, but what is wrong with creating a Recovery flash drive that you can use to reload the system if necessary?

I haven't tried it but you might be able to create an ISO from it using ImgBurn then burn a 3 disc DVD Recovery set. The flash drive I created is about 11GB (2.7GB free of 14.9GB).

Also, where on the Lenovo site does it talk about ordering a Windows 8 Recovery disc? I looked and I don't see it. I have a IdeaCenter K450.
I called them like 5 months ago and I remember them asking me to pay a fee for a recovery disc around $50 and I was like no way. Support phone list
 

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As long as I can remember, the first thing to do after getting a new PC all set up the way you want it is.......

to burn a set of backup DVD's, (or, do a backup to an external hard drive) so that if something goes wrong, you can just do a restore and be right back in business again. It's important to have the Backup/Restore program on a Bootable Media.

I've done that for myself, many times, and I always try to do that for my customers.

The number of FREE programs that can do that is not endless, but many. I still use a program that was written in 1997, in New Zealand. Some of you, I know, have heard of it. It's simply called "Ghost". I use Ghost 11.5, the last DOS version written that can run from a DOS boot disk and backup Windows 7 and later OS's.* With it, I can even back up a HD partition that cannot even boot the PC. I've used that technique several times to preserve data on a PC where the OS is hopelessly damaged.
* I've been told it will also back up Linux.

There's NO replacement for a good Backup! (no matter what program you use)

Happy New Year Everyone!
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As Windows was pre installed on your system that makes it an OEM version. The Windows 8/8.1 ISO download you linked to will not accept OEM keys. It's a shame really as it seems to me that those are the users that need the ISO the most. OEM Windows 8 PC's have the Product Key embedded in the BIOS. In most cases you won't see it listed anywhere, not even on the COA sticker. I guess Microsoft and the OEM's just assumed you would never need to know it. Official Windows 8 install media reads it out automatically. Unfortunately, Windows 8.1 install media ignores it as it wants an 8.1 key for install. That's creating problems for people who want to do what you want to do. You can activate 8.1 with an 8.0 key, you just can't install with it. And as I already mentioned, if you have an OEM key you can't get the ISO anyway. Not from official sources anyway. Do you know anybody with a retail version that can download the ISO for you? Their version will have to match yours Core or Pro.
 

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