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Clean Install Windows 8?

2014-05-09, 21:36 PM

Hello,

 

I recently bought a Lenovo Ideapad U410 Touch and it came preinstalled with Windows 8 (I am also able to update to 8.1 through the Windows App Store). However, I want to clean install Windows 8 due to personal reason. Is there any way I can do this without having to use the OneKeyRecovery (as that wouldn't really be a "clean install")?

 

A google search brings up many articles about downloading a retail version ISO and then replacing it with your OEM key, but it seems like too much of a hassle for me. Is there any other alternative workaround or maybe some official method supported by Lenovo?

 

Thanks in Advance!

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Re: Clean Install Windows 8?

2014-05-09, 22:40 PM

wrote:

Hello,

 

I recently bought a Lenovo Ideapad U410 Touch and it came preinstalled with Windows 8 (I am also able to update to 8.1 through the Windows App Store). However, I want to clean install Windows 8 due to personal reason. Is there any way I can do this without having to use the OneKeyRecovery (as that wouldn't really be a "clean install")?

 

A google search brings up many articles about downloading a retail version ISO and then replacing it with your OEM key, but it seems like too much of a hassle for me. Is there any other alternative workaround or maybe some official method supported by Lenovo?

 

Thanks in Advance!


The only way that you can clean install is to get the copy of the OS with it's licensed or retail key, not the oem key.

 

A Work around is to just uninstall one by one the programs that you don't want. You may do this whether before or after the update to Win 8.1.1. Once its done you make an okr user backup. Keep this in a safe place. The next time you want to reinstall just invoke okr and restore the user backup not the other option, restore to initial backup. Your OS will be reinstalled already updated, free of the original unneeded programs, and containing your other installed programs and personal files.

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Re: Clean Install Windows 8?

2014-05-09, 23:32 PM

Thank you for your reply LenBlazer.

 

To be honest, I've been playing around with Windows 8 and I'm simply not happy with it. I'm also not happy with the way Lenovo partitioned my hard disk. I think I'll wipe it clean, repartition it and install windows 7 64bit instead. However, after some googling, this too seems like quite of a mission (due to the raid controllers and windows 8 product key being integrated into the bios).

 Can you offer any tips or tutorials? I also don't really care for Intel's Rapid Start and Smart Response technology which I understand is related to the ssd.

 Thanks again!

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Re: Clean Install Windows 8?

2014-05-10, 1:47 AM

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Thank you for your reply LenBlazer.

 

To be honest, I've been playing around with Windows 8 and I'm simply not happy with it. I'm also not happy with the way Lenovo partitioned my hard disk. I think I'll wipe it clean, repartition it and install windows 7 64bit instead. However, after some googling, this too seems like quite of a mission (due to the raid controllers and windows 8 product key being integrated into the bios).

 Can you offer any tips or tutorials? I also don't really care for Intel's Rapid Start and Smart Response technology which I understand is related to the ssd.

 Thanks again!


Look at this tutorial to clean install windows 7.

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