Windows 8 Clean Install Lenovo--Inundated with Info

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  1. clone1008

    clone1008 MDL Novice

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    This forum has been a great source of reading but i have to admit that I am totally confused now.:eek: I am hoping someone can walk me through a somewhat simple process. :confused:

    Here is my setup: I have a brand new Lenovo Z500 Touch with windows 8 core pre-installed. It came with a 1TB 5400 rpm HDD. I have ordered a Samsung 840 Pro 256gb SSD to install and I will use the HDD as a secondary drive for storage. I want to do a clean install on the new SSD and avoid all the bloatware. I realize that my Windows 8 key is in my bios and am wondering what the best way to do this would be. Also wondering if it's possible to go to Windows Pro in the process. Thanks :spoton:
     
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  3. clone1008

    clone1008 MDL Novice

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    My next question is where do I find the correct ISO for this process? I am not a member of MSDN nor do I really want to do it with a torrent if I don't have to. Lenovo doesn't ship with any discs and I don't want to restore as it would defeat the purpose of a clean install.
     
  4. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    have look here
     
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  5. clone1008

    clone1008 MDL Novice

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    Paul,

    Thank you for the link. I have a question on that ISO...it says PRO and I have core. Here is what I get when I run PID checker:

    [FONT=&quot]Product Key : [/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot]Validity : Valid[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Product ID : 00179-60598-56502-AAOEM[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Activation ID : [/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot]Edition Type : Core[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Description : Win 8 RTM Core OEM:DM[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Edition ID : X18-15561[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Key Type : OEM:DM[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Crypto ID : 1796[/FONT]
     
  6. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    you should be fine with this as your key in the bios decides which version Core or Pro will be installed. Simply run the setup > done
     
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  7. clone1008

    clone1008 MDL Novice

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    Great...thanks!
     
  8. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    you're welcome :D
     
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  9. Tito

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    Just for info, its VL edition of Pro which only contains Pro in install.wim and Pro GVLK key. It can't be used for installing & activating Core.
     
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  10. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    didn't check it further as was told untouched and no complain yet ... lol ( Is not my upload)
     
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  11. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    Well, its the earned knowledge from experience.

    :ball2:
     
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  12. CaptainKirk1966

    CaptainKirk1966 Former MDL Guru

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    You probably want a file named "en_windows_8_x64_dvd_915440.iso".
     
  13. clone1008

    clone1008 MDL Novice

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    So can someone provide me the correct ISO?
     
  14. Jessica Alba

    Jessica Alba MDL Expert

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    i'll sent you a pm
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  15. CaptainKirk1966

    CaptainKirk1966 Former MDL Guru

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    #16 CaptainKirk1966, May 18, 2013
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    Put this in the google search box - the quotes are important ...

    Code:
    "en_windows_8_x64_dvd_915440.iso" "index of"