Last week my win 8.1 came up with a message my hdd dying, I had it replaced from with brand new one at one of the shops, guy has installed win 8.1 on it everything works, apart from me knowing it ain't the original win that came with laptop that I bought. There's no recovery particion, and if it gets corrupted I can't just reinstall Windows, or fix it using Microsoft preinstalled software.
Question is, I have my old hdd and I got caddy for it to connect to my laptop, I would really appreciate if anyone can tell me how to boot recovery and reinstall Windows completely from old drive to new one so it's all as it was when I got the laptop. There ain't no files I need so it's not about copying them, I just want same win with same settings I had before new hdd was installed.
Thank you everyone in advance