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How to install Windows 8 on your laptop after you reformat it?

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I have a Lenovo IdeaPad Y580 that has Windows 8.
I am planning to add a mSATA or SSD to my laptop, so I'll reformat my HDD.
However, Lenovo IdeaPad Y580 doesn't have a Windows 8 CD, so I don't know what do next.

I do like Windows 8 on the SSD or mSATA with their 6 secondish boot up, but I don't have the key though.
     
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Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500K  P8Z68-V LX Galaxy Geforce GTX 670 Kingston 8GB RAM  
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOS
SanDisk SDSSDP-064G-G25 OCZ Vertex 450 128GB WD 1TB HDD 5400 RPM Windows 8 Pro 64-bit 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Dell e2414h monitor  Vizio VO22LFHDTV10A 22" Logitech G710+ Corsair HX750 
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CM Storm Enforcer Logitech G700s Logitech Soft Cloth Mouse pad Sennheiser HD 558 
Audio
Creative Sound Blaster Z 
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Intel Core i7 3630m NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660m 2GB 6GB RAM MyDigitalSSD mSATA 240GB 
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750GB HDD Windows 8  
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post #2 of 3
Copy contents of old HDD to new SSD, even with hard drive change you
should be okay with Win 8 and not have to reactivate. I would not
format HDD until Win 8 is working,properly just in case you need to go
back to HDD.

As far as no Win 8 key that will have to come from Lenovo as
downloading Win 8 from Microsoft, you need serial key to download OS

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post #3 of 3
Put clonezilla on a USB stick, and turn your HDD into an image and put it on a spare drive, then install that image onto the new drive.
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