Don't you get recovery disks with them ? Coz as far as i know laptops come with these slight additions so the OS must be a tad different from the stock that you get from Microsoft.
unfortunately. automatic repair cant fix windows 8 laptops that come to me to be repaired.
it keeps making blank screen after windows logo.
Fixed only by full reinstall
Automatic repair, reset, refresh does not work.
Automatic repair will keep saying "found problem but cant fix" or "found no problem with green check mark".
on previous windows, i simply do repair install.