This is a discussion on Reinstall Windows 8 within the Windows 8, 8.1 Support forums, part of the Tech Support Forum category. Due to my own fault I have no option but to remove the hard drive from my laptop and completely
Due to my own fault I have no option but to remove the hard drive from my laptop and completely erase it . My samsung np350v5c has the windows id number and is part of the machine but I think I will loose it .
Is there any way to reinstall Windows to a empty HD back in the Laptop.
Any help please
Download Windows 8.1 from https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/soft...ad/windows8ISO and burn it to DVD or USB flash drive, then boot your laptop from that DVD or flash drive to reinstall Windows 8.1 onto the hard drive. The product key/id is embedded into the laptop's firmware, not the hard drive, so you won't lose it.
Hi .I erased the HD and re-fitted it .
I assumed that the problem that I caused in the boot would be erased with all the HD details .
How can I remove Boot options.When you said the windows Id was embedded in the machine does a laptop have a battery like a tower PC has .