I did search the forums and couldn't find anything specific to Samsung so apologies if it has been covered. I bought a Samsung Series 9 Notebook with 128GB SSD under the impression I would be able to delete all of the supplied software and recovery partition, and then install a fresh copy of Windows 8 with the OEM product key supplied with the laptop. I have since found out that I am sadly misguided as the key won't allow me to install Windows 8 from a retail DVD. Even worse I contacted Samsung and they said they wouldn't be able to send/sell me an OEM image as the OEM licence only allows me to install from the recovery partition, which includes all of the software I don't need. This is also useless to me as I need to recover the 20GB of disk space taken up by the recovery partition. I pointed out that I had paid for Windows with the laptop and should be able to obtain a separate DVD but was told this is no longer the case. Does anyone know if this true or if there is any way around this problem ? I don't want to go to the expense of buying another copy of Windows when I already have a valid version on the laptop. I would be grateful for any help anyone can give me on this ?