I read that new Windows 8 PCs don't have the COD with the serial on the bottom, and I wonder if this is gonna causing problems on reinstallation.
Usually when I have a new PC, this is what I do:
- Wipe the HDD to get rid of crazy partition layouts and crapware (on Win8 looks that's going crazier than ever!)
- Reinstall Windows
But, it looks like the OS installation on the HDD is tied to the machine with a code on the BIOS - that means if I wipe, I cant install it anymore legitemately - is that true?