I have a cheap Windows 10 tablet which I want to run Linux on. How do I backup the license and operating system of a tablet which came with Windows preinstalled? This is one of those small cheap tablets which got the special windows oem licensing. I'm afraid that if I restore it without proper recovery then the license will break. Is Microsoft's backup and restore feature enough? Do I need system recovery? Do I use a third party option? There isn't much storage on the tablet so I would have to backup to an external USB or network location. I don't have the device in front of me but it's an older 8" NuVision tablet
I bought when it was on sale online in the Microsoft store.
To clarify, I don't care about any of the data on the device other than the OS and license.