Clean Install of windows 8 on a SSD
I bought a refurbished HP desktop recently and it came pre installed with Windows 8 on the hard drive. I want to now install it on my new SSD but I do not have any install files for windows 8. I did however find my product key. Is there anyway to install windows 8 on my SSD with out the install files?
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SR-71 Blackbird said:
Just tried this but it said
"This key cannot be used to install a retail version of Windows 8"
DarkSable said:There are download links for OEM copies out there.
That being said, you're probably going to have to contact HP and pay them a couple bucks to have them ship you an HP-keyed install disk.
Really appreciate the help from the both of you. I knew I would have at least one snag with HP. Thank for the help.