+ 0 Votes Reponse To Answer EVGA 1 year ago Hey Thanks for the reply! I agree with all the above completely to clarify I just want to activate windows. An image would be nice thanks to Windows 8 they got rid of the create image tool that windows 7 had unless I am wrong. Now there is on a tool called One key recovery on the desktop I am wondering if that is used to create an image to restore well I will hook up the drive as I used a third drive to do all my testing and give it a whirl tommrow. Man being cheap now adays is harder than it look :) I am fully aware I could user third party imaging software as well but still might as well just buy the recovery media.Also good news is I finally convied Lenovo to send me a recovery disk for free which is good but still doesn't explain the process of recovery without media option.