Hi. First post in this forum, so here goes. I have an Asus laptop I bought brand new which came preloaded with 8.0 and is now on 8.1. I was going to do a system restore, but am getting a error that there are files missing. I even tried rebooting into safe mode, same error. I am just out of my warranty and unfortunately never set up a restore point. I know better, just never got around to it because of time (fulltime job, fulltime college). I did learn how to find the spp folder and have backed it up to an external drive. First question, can I d/l a iso of 8.1 and install or does it need to be 8.0 since that is what was originally installed? Second question, does it matter if it is just a plain Windows install disc since it was originally preloaded with Asus bloatware as well? I have little experience with 8.+ and am unsure what is needed to use my key and keep things legit. I am pretty sure that you have to have the same hardware configuration (which I do). Thanks in advance to all.