Windows 8 I 10 A Yukseltme

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I'm using a Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2, 10.1', with Windows 8.1 with Bing. I would like to upgrade to Windows 10 once it becomes available, and have the following question:

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1. Currently, I have a recovery partition. Because I have Windows 8.1 with Bing, I have no product key, and the license is stored in BIOS/UEFI/the recovery partition (?). So, I can't do a clean install in terms of downloaded ISOs, which is fine, but means that I have to rely on the recovery partition in order to use the Bing-license.


Windows 8 Den 10 A Yukseltme

2. I will get Windows 10 Home for free. Slimtype dvd a ds8a4s specification. But as far as I understood, it will only be usable on this device (which is fine), and only when performing an upgrade from a previously installed Windows (7 or 8).


3. The upgrade advisor tells me that my current recovery partition will be lost when upgrading.

4. The scenario I fear: I use Windows 10, everything is fine. But then, someday, something breaks (badly) and because I have no recovery partition available, I have to perform a clean install. But I can't install Windows 8.1, because I have no product key as the license was only available via the recovery partition. And I cannot install Windows 10, because I have no older version of Windows installed. Thus, if my future Windows 10 installation breaks some day, I have to purchase a full license in order to use it.

I hope I'm wrong with this, but can somebody possibly explain how exactly?


Bonus question: I have a spare Windows 7 Professional product key. Can I somehow use it to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro without actually installing it? There are (as far as I know) no Windows 7 drivers for the Yoga Tablet 2.