Asus laptop, 11 months old (when the hard drive failed) but now out of warranty due to Asus repeatedly rejecting my COMPLETELY VALID VAT reciept as proof of purchase. But that is a different story...
My issue now is that I need the laptop for work (as a teacher) and have been without it now for 4 weeks and cannot afford to be without it much longer. I am thinking of taking the opportunity to upgrade to an SSD. My problem comes with the OS. It was running Windows 8.1 and it came without system disks. Needless to say I never used the utility to make one (doh).
As I have a fully paid-up legitimate licence bought with the laptop, how do I go about getting that on the new laptop without the expense of buying it again from the website?
It doesn't have the sticker on the bottom, so likely has it built into the BIOS. To me of little knowledge, this sounds like if I do a clean install it will automatically assign the product key built into the BIOS, correct? Or do I have to extract that information somehow?
It should extract the key from the bios during the install from an OEM DVD but if any probs you could use a generic key for the install then using a little program you can extract the proper key from your firmware and change to that key/