My client has started getting new laptops with Win8, but they have the usual battery of preloaded bloat and junk on them. I really want to do clean installs, but I don't know if, like Win7, Win8 Pro "retail" (MSDN) will activate properly against OA3.0. Has anyone tried? This is actually a Lenovo, and it came preloaded with Win7 but had Win8 DVDs. Three of them. THREE DVDs, and there's no way to avoid it installing herp derp Symantec AV and the like. Just installing Win8 off these things has taken the better part of an hour, and it's not done yet. I really, REALLY don't want to use these discs. Ever.