Clean install Windows 8
Posted on 2013-01-09
First time using windows 8, and I had a few questions about doing a "clean" install. In the past, whenever I would buy a new computer that came pre-installed with Windows, I would always format the hard drive and do a clean install myself. I hate all the junk the manufacturers pre-install, and I like to know that I have done a clean install myself. Just received a new Windows 8 computer, but I am not sure a clean install is either necessary anymore or, if it is going to be an easy process. Of course nobody ships Windows 8 DVD's with their pre-installed computer anymore, and a quick search on Microsoft's site appears that you can't download Windows 8 that will be able to be activated (just a trial version that expires it appears). The system I bought has no product key sticker, and it appears that the product key is now embedded into BIOS. That seems like a good thing, but I just need to know where I can get a Windows 8 ISO image to burn a DVD. Any advice?