My company bought a new machine for me, it's a Toshiba Satellite L855-149 i7-3630QM 12GB/750/DVD-RW/Win8.
They also bough a SSD drive and I'm suppose to replace the HDD with it. After searching the internet for some information on how to actually do it, it appears to be more difficult than it sounds.
The laptop doesn't come with any CD or DVD containing OS or drivers (but that's nothing new), but it also doesn't come with a key for Windows 8. Well, the key is there in the BIOS, but I have no way to access it.
Currently the only way to install Windows 8 on this machine is from the recovery partition, but I won't have access to it once I plug in the SSD.
I searched the internet for legit download of Windows 8, but the one from Microsoft that I found requires me to provide product key, which I have no access to (I also read that it tends not to work with the OEM keys, since it's intended for upgrade and I need to run the site on the vary machine I want to install Windows on).
I'm reluctant to get the copy from less legit sources, because they're very likely not to be clean (spyware, crapware, keyloggers etc.) and even if I did manage find a clean one, odds are I would have to provide the key...
The only solution for now that I can think of (that can be achieved in a reasonable time*) is to install the OS on the HDD, make recovery discs (I hope I still have some spare DVDs left) and try using them after switching to SSD.
Anyone got any alternative suggestions? Anyone tried moving recovery partition to a new drive?
*Installing the OS is something I was planning to do today and maybe spend some time over this weekend and trying to get help through the official channel would simply take too much time (waiting for a DVD with the OS and making my company pay for it).