I currently have a dual-boot with Linux 14.04 and Windows 8. I am going to remove my Win 8 partition, since I don't really use it.
Still, I would like to keep my Win 8 license/activation key (Win 8 came pre-installed when I bought the laptop) and also I would like to have an installer on a USB drive in case I wanted to reinstall it.
I have found third party apps to retrieve your license key, is there a "microsoft way" of doing this?
Also, what would be the best option to create a usb installer for Win 8?
Is it possible to embed the two things (e.g. have an installer coupled with the license)?