i want to clean install win 8 on my new lenovo, i have heard that OEM key is stored in the bios and is automatically applied on a clean install. so i decided to save the OEM CERTIFICATE using a software called SLIC TOLKIT 3.2. but it shows that, SLIC STATUS = INVALIDATED, and an error - "No OEM Certificate found".
i have downloaded windows 8 ISO file from internet- en_windows_8_x64_dvd_915440.iso . should i proceed with a clean install, or i have to install an OEM CERTIFICATE ? in control panel- system, it shows windows is activated.
i am also not able to use windows 8 recovery features, like refresh or reset. all these errors started when i created a third partition in windows. then i repaired the boot menu through bios by using - bcdboot c:\windows /s g: /f UEFI . can i clean install windows 8?