it seems that reinstalls would be less of a problem, and that no special media would be neded except the OS disk or USB.Devices from major OEMs
pre-loaded with Windows 8 now store their product key
directly in firmware rather than printed on a Certificate of Authenticity sticker. While this new system is designed to prevent OEM product keys from being used on computers they are not licensed for, the system also allows the installer to automatically detect and accept the product key—simplifying the process of re-installing Windows.
This may help somewhat: http://www.windowsec...es-mean-IT.html
But others are asking and commenting about this issue: http://hardforum.com...d.php?t=1730343
And you and any reinstallers may find this pertinent: "How the new Windows 8 license terms affect you" http://www.zdnet.com/how-the-new-windows-8-license-terms-affect-you-7000003028/