Fresh install of Win 8 on Toshiba laptop

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by Mac25, Dec 17, 2013.

  1. Mac25

    Mac25 MDL Novice

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    is the 'oem Product Key' somewhere in a folder on the hard drive, ive used keyfinder but the reported key isn't accepted during a fresh install attempt, would like to wipe the crapware and all crapware recovery partitions before I gift it.
     
  2. OldMX

    OldMX MDL Senior Member

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    Perhaps your key is valid for sinlge language and your iso has core/pro only?
     
  3. Mac25

    Mac25 MDL Novice

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    the installation media I tried using was win 8 pro x64 upgrade I got from MS, according to the info at Toshiba website to order replacement media was pro x64 oem, the operating system just states win 8 x64 nothing about pro.
     
  4. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    usually, preinstalled machines come with a single language version of W8 / 8.1. Those keys stored in the bios do not match with 8/8.1 core or pro versions if you try to activate them. You certainly will need a single lp version for your new setup
     
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  5. Mac25

    Mac25 MDL Novice

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    lp being language pack ?

    is there an installation iso on this site somewhere ? or is my only choice to purchase the media from Toshiba.
     
  6. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    depends on which version you need. Some single language versions are provided on MDL. If it is not exotic you might be lucky to get helped :D (not from my end as I don't have such versions)
     
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  7. OldMX

    OldMX MDL Senior Member

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    Get 8.1 CSL from the repository and use an install key, once setup is done replace the setup key with the embedded one.
     
  8. Mac25

    Mac25 MDL Novice

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    is there any cmd I can run that will identify exactly which operating system I loaded to the laptop, system shows 'windows 8' but according to Toshiba website its supposed to be 'win 8 pro, I do know its x64 just not sure if 8 or 8 pro.
     
  9. Mac25

    Mac25 MDL Novice

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    it states its Valid and "Win 8 Core RTM OEM"DM", so according to the page "see more info here " my only choice for the iso is a torrent ? I don't have a torrent and have no exp with torrenting.
     
  10. Mac25

    Mac25 MDL Novice

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    where is the install key ?
     
  11. jackmonter5

    jackmonter5 MDL Senior Member

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    check your PM
     
  12. Mac25

    Mac25 MDL Novice

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    Kudo's to Jackmonter5, Big Thanks, all went well. :worthy: :D