Reinstall Windows 8 OEM on laptops

Hi all. When buying a new "machine" Dell Inspiron 14z, the question arose: what to do with pereustanovit system? As it turned out, most manufacturers now do not supply discs with Windows and provide a means to restore the factory default settings. As a result, I have a system partition of almost 500GB is it possible to repartition the disk, since in this case system restore will not work (tyrkaemsya a week).

In the system recovery there are two recovery options:

1. To return only the system partition to its original state
2. Return the entire drive to its original state

So, I create a partition "D" for example and then try to restore the system partition option number 1, in the end I won it all ends. If you return the entire disk to factory condition, everything works, except the disk layout too, returns to factory condition. In the end, farewell all the data on the other partitions.

From support Dell failed to answer, they recommend their customers to use the system restore in spite of the fact that their customers want to keep the data and change the disk layout. This situation is well only Dell, but also Asus, HP, Lenovo, etc. some people are lucky and the laptop comes with a disk to reinstall system, but now it is apparently happening less and less. From Dell you can order such a disk, but only if You are in the USA.

If someone faced with this problem, please help, I never found the option to do a clean install or restore the system partition without wiping the other partitions. I can't download the image from Microsoft, although I already paid for the license, more nonsense I never saw...

After reading this topic was that there are some images for MSDN subscribers, if you have System Builder but have never found it possible to use those images to reinstall the OEM system and fit-if the key is sewn up in bios?
October 3rd 19 at 04:21
7 answers
October 3rd 19 at 04:23
You can download from trackers your OEM version of Windows and use it to restore, everything will work out and activated, on habré was not just. But still it would be a violation of the license terms of Microsoft.
October 3rd 19 at 04:25
Carry everything under the net and put zero into the operating system you want. As a bonus you will receive is 8-10 Gb on the hard disk. I did with the last laptop (Samsung Chronos), putting a Win 7 and Linux. Of course it is a pity that I had to pay for the value of the asset (which is included in the cost of the laptop). There are two options: 1. look for a laptop without OS; 2. immediately after purchase, without triggering the OS to go through the procedure of refund for the OS. Samsung this procedure in detail. I think other manufacturers have something similar. But I was too lazy to mess with that and the machine was urgently needed, and that would returned the money, the laptop, need to give the service and the time stated in the area 2 weeks.
If you're lucky, for unnecessary mastico even a little money to. However, this should live in some Moskvabade.
Option 1 unfortunately, in our anal-fenced world is a fiction: no OS or with Linux/DOS sold very miserable laptops. - Sylvester40 commented on October 3rd 19 at 04:28
October 3rd 19 at 04:27
The fact of the matter is that I was quite satisfied with Windows 8, and I'd like to keep it but with the ability to change sections HDD. Damn, this whole situation is similar to what a person bought a car and can travel only in a straight line, for any "Chihuahua" Jogging in service. Swing torrents is great, but I want to find a legitimate way. You can purchase a System Builder, but will, if the activation key from the bios?
Get used to it, since anal probe gain... - Sylvester40 commented on October 3rd 19 at 04:30
Activation will take place in any setting from the desired image, you probably have x64 Win8 SL Rus. - Sylvester40 commented on October 3rd 19 at 04:33
Windows 8 is another diagram of the activation. Unlike Windows 7

You can purchase a System Builder, but will, if the activation key from the bios?

Yes, but most importantly to be the same set. for example you have Windows 8 Pro and the key from him. will suit all.

But if you have regular Windows 8 And the key to it. and you put Windows 8 single language English. the key will not work.

Do not worry, download it from trackers (In the link problem remove) the original image which is taken from MSDN. and install. If you somnevaetes in the original distribution trackers. can check the MD5 hash - rosalia8 commented on October 3rd 19 at 04:36
Thank you very much for the answers, one clarification that I finally have learned for myself. I have x64 Win8 SL Rus, as correctly wrote above, MSDN-ovsky the image which is first in the list will fit for this? msdn.microsoft.com/ru-ru/subscriptions/downloads/#searchTerm=&ProductFamilyId=481&Languages=ru&Architectures=x64&ProductFamilyIds=481&FileExtensions=.iso&PageSize=10&PageIndex=0&FileId=0 - Rosemary commented on October 3rd 19 at 04:39
You need image MD5: 2F3EC4EA9F604DF608AC0B1EE4C53CF1. For MD5 and search, direct links will not give. - Samanta_Bro commented on October 3rd 19 at 04:42
October 3rd 19 at 04:29
X64 Win8 SL Rus, as correctly wrote above, MSDN-ovsky the image which is first in the list will fit for this?

no, not suitable.
Just the same suit. In laptops shipped with windows 8 key written in bios\uefi (or slic, not the point).
I have a brand new Lenovo. Tried to reinstall — all the editors writes that does not fit the key. And only in SL the key picked up during installation. Stood all with no problems. Then another from some Chinese site downloaded engineering the image. In the end — and marking the one that I wanted and the recovery partition is not fucked up. - Sylvester40 commented on October 3rd 19 at 04:32
And you go to the link? - Sylvester40 commented on October 3rd 19 at 04:35
October 3rd 19 at 04:31
In Windows 8 there is a special option reset/refresh for quickly reinstalling, why don't you use them?
About it is in question. Need installation disk created recovery disk might not be able to recover.

- Sylvester40 commented on October 3rd 19 at 04:34
October 3rd 19 at 04:33
Thank you all for your answers, now the situation is more or less cleared up. The position of the end-users mildly uncomfortable, well, what really is...

Once again thank you all!
October 3rd 19 at 04:35
Most often, the key protection in the BIOS is the key of Windows 8 Single Language (usually a 64-bit version).

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