You wouldn’t use it as it would be out of date. Just download the latest image direct from Microsoft here if you need to reinstall:Hi there,
I have noticed the machine I have configured comes with a Windows 10 Multi-Language Recovery Image. I assume this is for when/if you want to do a fresh install of windows 10? Does it come on the hard drive or is it on a usb/CD; and how do you use it?
It's used for doing a fresh install of windows OS, on a new HDD/SSD, it's not limited to just fresh installs, it can be used to help fix problems if the inbuilt fix tool asks for the image, it's a copy of the Operating system this being Windows 10, you'll need a licence key but I believe PCS have the licence key coded to the BIOS of the motherbord.Thanks Spydertracks,
What is it for in that case?
Thanks ProEnigma.It's used for doing a fresh install of windows OS, on a new HDD/SSD, it's not limited to just fresh installs, it can be used to help fix problems if the inbuilt fix tool asks for the image, it's a copy of the Operating system this being Windows 10, you'll need a licence key but I believe PCS have the licence key coded to the BIOS of the motherbord.
Thanks ProEngineI am guessing you have this
Windows Recovery Media
Windows 10 Multi-Language Recovery Image - Unlimited Downloads from Online Account
If thats the case, then it will be in the downloads section of my account under tech support tab, But as @SpyderTracks said, it really is better to download it from the microsoft website, so that you will have the most upto date version of windows, this can be done in the link below, you will Create Windows 10 installation media to a UBS drive all information on that drive will be deleted when making the image, so be carful of that. it also has instructions on how to do it in that link. but again make sure you have the windows licence key I believe it's hard coded in to the BIOS on the motherbord with PCS, this is something I would check,
As for the overclocking, thats not something I know alot about, I believe it should still keep it's overclock as thats stored in the BIOS, but after doing a fresh windows install this may change if the overclock is stable or not, again I can't stress enough that when i comes to overclocking, I'm really not the person to had out advice, as I know little about it
Thanks Spidertracks!!!The overclock is done at a BIOS level which is a lower level and separate to windows, a reinstall wouldn't affect the BIOS at all.
It's required to be sent to you by Microsoft I believe, in any case if you didn't have Internet access then that DVD would be the only way you could reinstall Windows.Thanks Spydertracks,
What is it for in that case?
If you buy a copy of Windows with the PC (an OEM version) then it will automatically activate based on a code the vendor (PCS) burn into the BIOS. If you buy a copy of Windows yourself from Microsoft (a retail version) then there will be a product key on the box.Thanks Spidertracks!!!
Do you know if I would need the license key to reinstall windows 10 or does it automatically recognise it? Some say you need it, others say you don't.