How can I refresh my PC if I don’t have any recovery media?
I have a manufacturer’s (lenovo’s) copy of Windows 8 installed on my machine. I upgraded my laptop to Win 8.1. Now since I would like to install a fresh copy, I m sure I can get the image file on the net. But what I’m nervous is –
Will the product key job on this fresh copy?
Save your Data and do a clean install of the exact same edition of 8.1 as 8 was.
Windows 8 > 8.1 is a free upgrade released by Microsoft.
You can download and create your own Windows 8.1 Installation Media to reinstall the Operating Regularity with..
“Create installation media for Windows 8.1”
“Download Windows 8.1”
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“Create Installation Media for Windows 8.1”
In the first screen of this very clear-cut wizard, you need to choose the following:
Language. English – en-us if you’re in the Cohesive States.
Edition. Windows 8.1 (Core), Windows 8.1 N, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 8.1 Pro N, or Windows 8.1 On Its Own Language.
Architecture. 64-bit (x64 ) or 32-bit (x86).
“How to Create a Bootable USB or DVD with a Windows 8 or 8.1 ISO”