Bought New SSD but i lost my Windows 8 OEM disk

That's right, you heard me. So today i bought a new samsung 128 gb SSD and i was going to install my windows 8 to it but i couldn't find my OEM disk. Any other way to install it to my new SSD?
This was one of my ideas:
1. Refresh Windows 8 on my current Hard drive(it will reinstall EVERYTHING but keep files)
2. then i will migrate only the OS to new SSD.
3.that's it
Now my plan won't work because whenever i try to refresh windows 8 it says i need to insert installation media ( which i dont have)
so please help me cus i am in deep trouble especially that OEM disk COST ME so much!!!!
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  1. Refreshing is meant to replace corrupted files. It's pointless if you have a working installation, plus I'm not quite certain what you are trying to accomplish there.

    You have two options:
    1. CLONE the installation to the new SSD (remove programs or move/delete files as needed to reduce size to fit)

    2. Find a tool to discover your Windows 8 Key, "locate" a copy of Windows 8 to install, then use a program to replace any key that exists with your original one. You can GOOGLE for more info on that.

    I have no issue recommending #2 since you owned the original.
  2. photonboy said:
    Refreshing is meant to replace corrupted files. It's pointless if you have a working installation, plus I'm not quite certain what you are trying to accomplish there.

    You have two options:
    1. CLONE the installation to the new SSD (remove programs or move/delete files as needed to reduce size to fit)

    2. Find a tool to discover your Windows 8 Key, "locate" a copy of Windows 8 to install, then use a program to replace any key that exists with your original one. You can GOOGLE for more info on that.

    I have no issue recommending #2 since you owned the original.



    i have an OEM disk it will not work with any installer nor the official iso's
  3. awesomedude872 said:
    photonboy said:
    Refreshing is meant to replace corrupted files. It's pointless if you have a working installation, plus I'm not quite certain what you are trying to accomplish there.

    You have two options:
    1. CLONE the installation to the new SSD (remove programs or move/delete files as needed to reduce size to fit)

    2. Find a tool to discover your Windows 8 Key, "locate" a copy of Windows 8 to install, then use a program to replace any key that exists with your original one. You can GOOGLE for more info on that.

    I have no issue recommending #2 since you owned the original.



    i have an OEM disk it will not work with any installer nor the official iso's


    I'm not sure what you mean.
    I'm talking about a copy of the Windows 8 Installation disc. There is no other disc.
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