My lenovo pre-installed windows product key & installation media

few days ago .. I bought lenovo y50 and it comes with :
Windows 8.1 single language X64 ( Pre-Installed )
1 - I need to get the installation image to reinstall system  again ... ( without using recovery )
2 - I need hard to find my windows 8.1 product key >??? because I don't find it on the sticker of windows 8 on my laptop ( note that : the battery is non-removable )


With Windows 8, Microsoft has changed from stickers that have the product key that the user has to type in when installing the operating system to new BIOS embedded product keys. The idea is that by eliminating the sticker, you eliminate one of the easier ways for nefarious users to get a legitimate product key. Eliminating the product key sticker also removes any worry that the sticker might get damaged while at the same time eliminating the long and irritating process of typing in various letters and numbers when installing the operating system.

If the user has to reinstall the operating system on a machine that came with Windows 8, the installation process automatically grabs the software product key from the motherboard BIOS with no input from the user. This means that those familiar Windows product key stickers will no longer appear on the Windows 8 computers.

See instructions in the following article how to use the recovery partition to reinstall Windows 8 or to create your own recovery media.

To initiat reinstallation:

Press Windows key + i

Click Change PC Settings

Click Update and Recovery

Click Recovery

· Under Remove everything and reinstall Windows, click Get started

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