[SOLVED] Bios license : how to re-install Windows 8? (Linux guy!) Hi folks! I left the Microsoft's world many (many) years ago (in fact, when I stopped playing video games!). I'm a software dev, since working on Linux (not only because of the philosophy, but mainly because it's the way to go when working on OSS). I bought (last year) an MSI GS70 with Windows 8 pre-installed. Of course, I immediately ripped it off to install a fresh Linux on it (including that ugly recovery partition), thinking I would be able to re-install it when needed (on resale ) using whatever ISO found. Unfortunately, things have changed a lot and it seems that, nowadays, there's no more license sticker below the cases, and much less trustworthy ISO available Now, I'd like to sell my computer to a (Windows) friend, but I'm somewhat lost. Since my BIOS already embeds a genuine license, I don't want to deal with hacktivation, patches, or KMS stuff (from what I read so far). Asking for recovery DVD(s) to MSI is a not a solution since I'm living abroad, and it would take too much time anyway. I read many thread here, but for a Linux guy, that's almost cryptic Can someone point me towards the right direction? Which kind of Windows 8 flavour/ISO I need? What will be the activation procedure? Do I need a generic key at some time? Which came first : the egg or the chicken?