BloatWare New Laptop - Windows 8 Reinstall Options

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by kiteboy, Oct 23, 2013.

  1. kiteboy

    kiteboy MDL Novice

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    #1 kiteboy, Oct 23, 2013
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    Hi all

    Just received a new lenovo y510p laptop but its full of lenovo bloatware and other stuff I dont want

    I would like to do a new install if I could - Ive found the lenovo oem key - so will keep that safe

    But then thought my old now discarded laptop had win 8 on it which was bought and downloaded from MS

    What would be the better option - I have that key too

    I would like to try Windows 8.1 so will I be able to use my bought windows 8.1 key to reinstall that???

    Thanks for any info - these things are always a bit confusing

    On a side note - what do people use for imaging these day - I was an Acronis fan but its giving me grief on another PC atm
     
  2. kiteboy

    kiteboy MDL Novice

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    Anybody have any tips?
     
  3. M0rriss0n

    M0rriss0n MDL Senior Member

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    #3 M0rriss0n, Oct 24, 2013
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    Install Windows 8 or 8.1 Single Language (if you use key extracted from BIOS) with general install key.
    Activate with your OEM key.
    If prompted already activated on another computer, use telephone activation and choose is installed on 1 computer.

    This worked for me!
    Succes
     
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  4. kiteboy

    kiteboy MDL Novice

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    ok will look into that - thanks