Hi everyone, I hope someone will be able to help me with small problem. well it's not a big deal but i'd like to find a solution. Let me start at the beginning. I live in Ireland. After many weeks of looking at the SP3 i finally bit the bullet and got one. Not being made of money I bought a second hand one. I'm very happy with it using it as i write to post this. Now my issue is that i have no recovery drive. the guy i bought it from bought it as a business device. When i go on the microsoft website. it asks me for the serial number of the machine i put it in but it tells me i cant register this machine to a private account. I rang and did some live chat but M support is not being very helpfull. I checked my new machine with Belarc Advisor and i have a real 25 digit install code but the advisor i talked to told me i can only use it to reinstall win8 on this machine which is exactly what i want to do. a fresh install but i cant as i'm missing the recovery partition. which i cant download. i'm kind of going in circle if you know what i mean. Don't get me worng machine is working great but should anything happen i can't reinstall windows. I can't even create a recovery partition for some reason. anyhow all ideas or comments are welcome. thank you.