Firstly; if my problem mentioned and answered before, I am so sorry to create a new topic.
English is not my native language and I made net search, came up with no reliable result.
I own Asus K55VD series laptop, which bundled with Win8. (? edition)
When I had purchased the machine second hand, I went forward and formatted all the harddrive, even recovery partition of my device and so Win8.
I worked with Win7 trial and Linux distros, since that time. Now, I'm thinking about getting back to Win8.
I've read that, you can install again with a "clear media" of your Win8 version, which is granted to you by manifacturer.
There is shiny Win8 logo/mark under the hood of my laptop, with no serial number about the OS.
I guess OEM recognition works with device ID/identification or special recognition, not sure.
My question is,
Which way I should take?
Is it possible to install Win8 from a DVD downloaded from net?
[so, then OS will recognize/authenticate my OS as valid, referring to license I own through manifacturer]
To note, I am living in Turkey and making a call to Microsoft USA does not seem viable.
[Thanks for every possible reply, no matter whether you write down ]
Edited by BLZBLST, 04 February 2014 - 05:37 PM.