I have just build my PC and i'm running Windows 8 as my OS. Now if i were to wipe my disk for a reason, such as a virus or just built up junk (I don't have both). Would i just use my old Windows 8 OEM disk and reinstall from there? Would my Windows 8 Key work?
I don't have to Format my drive when starting off clean? Ex. if i had a problem or a virus, isn't the best way, if no anti-virus can get rid of it, to just format and restart fresh with a clean install?
What's Unallocated Space? I think i do remember seeing a 350mb partition for system reserved!
Unallocated Space is the area on your disk hhat has not been formatted and partitioned. When you get to the screen 'Where do you want to Install Windows' choose Drive Options (Advanced) to delete all Partitions until all you are left with is Unallocated Space, then install Windows without creating Partitions or Formatting. That way you will get a clean install, no malware, and everything in it's place the way Windows wants it...