Getting Windows 8 Back

Jesse-Cyphyn

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My Lenovo laptop came with Windows 8, and shortly after getting it, I upgraded to Windows 8.1, totally unaware of the fact that Microsoft fails and I lost my ability to "Remove everything and reinstall Windows." I found a workaround by using the free Windows 8.1 Enterprise Evaluation, however, because it's expired, my laptop shuts down every hour. How can I get my Windows 8 back? Like I said, I already owned it before, but my Laptop CAME with it, so I don't have a media disc, also the Lenovo Y510P does NOT have a disc tray, so I can't get a new copy. If I reset my laptop to factory settings, will that reset with Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 Enterprise Evaluation?
 

Jesse-Cyphyn

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I was reading another article, about someone with a similar problem, and it said to get an ISO and boot from that in the BIOS, something about the UEFI(Or something like that) because the Windows 8 product key would be embedded in there. Will this work?
 

Jesse-Cyphyn

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Thank you, I'll take a look at this. I've tried calling Lenovo before I ever went to Enterprise because I wanted to do a reset a while back, and they said I had to pay 60 bucks for something I already had... -_-
 

Jesse-Cyphyn

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So, neither of these are working AT ALL. The ISO wont boot from the USB drive and the One Key Recovery tells me that there is nothing to restore
 

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