it was formatted via a bootable 8.1 windows usb, and now requires a windows product key to activate which is weird because i thought this was embed with the laptops hardware, either way i still want to restore the laptop to its orginal state wen it brand new out of the box, is this still possible ?
So, you install 8.1 on it? Did it came with windows 7? look like you might have delete the factory restore partition.
yes unfortunately all partitions have been deleted recovery, oem etc... it orginally came with windows 8 is there any way to restore it to its orginal state btw even while i try to reload the windows to i need to enter the product key and cannot skip this step.
on the whole i want to restore it as it was at the time of purchase