Good evening everyone. I'm new to these forums but have found a lot of information on here. Please forgive me if this information has been posted somewhere. Here is my question: In older versions of Windows, I was able to get a OEM clean version of the Windows OS and create a CD/DVD of it. I would boot from that CD and install the OS using the license key on the side of the case. I realize that Windows 8 uses a new activation method but I'm wondering what would be involved in having a similar setup like this for Windows 8. I have already run into a problem with an ASUS desktop system that doesn't even have an option to create recovery media. Again, please forgive me if this question has already been answered but I have tried to find an answer and may have missed it.