I know this question is a repetition but I didn't find any solution of my problem from any of the previous questions. Recently I formatted my Laptop HDD and now I want to re install windows 8 I've a Windows 8 OEM license but the problem is I don't have a disc , I downloaded en_windows_8_x64_dvd_915440 from msdn , but when I boot the windows it shows the error that the current version is not suitable with my serial key, so where I can find an OEM Windows 8 and also I've a retail windows 8 disc so if I install that windows 8 in my pc and is there any way to activate it using my OEM key
The right way to do it
Get the recovery discs from your system backup - You have one of those, right? (most OEMs have a utility installed to burn the recovery to external media to avoid this type of issue)
Most OEMs will sell them for a fairly cheap
You could see if a local repair shop would let you use theirs
- If your computer is common, you might be able to get the recovery media from one (friends, family, possibly a PC shop is nice and lets you burn a copy from there) - slightly questionable.