I am buying an SSD this sunday and was wondering how to turn a windows recovery CD into a clean windows 8 CD so i can install it on my SSD, since in win8 the key is encrypted into the bios.
Is there a way to remove most of the MSI things from the recovery CD?
you can do a clean install on the SSD,
use original W8 Installation, make USB W8 installation and install it on SSD
its recommended to disconnect your HDD temporary, before install W8 on SSD,
and to reconnect it when its done
(also when i have installed win8 on the SSD can i remove all the partitions on my HDD and make it to 1 big HDD?)
yes eventually, but my opinion there is no need to do this, because:
you will lost recovery function
also by that way you will have second backup OS to boot from in a case that OS on the SSD become messed up.
this also can help for easy OS restore.
after OS install on SSD and your program installation/updates, customizations and so are done,
you can boot from your HDD and to do a image file with Acronis true image from the SSD and to store it on HDD
then in a case of OS problem on SSD, you can restore it very quickly, by boot from HDD and restore image on SSD.
P.S: What SSD storage you gonna install?