Aktivating preinstalled Windows 8.1
I bought a new laptop (https://www.toshiba.de/innovation/jsp/supportMyProduct.do?service=DE#tab0;)
There are 2-3 weeks. First of all, everything was fine. But then a few days ago Windows 8.1 startet to panic. Many functions no longer works:
could not activate firewall nor Defender
could not change the settings sometimes
could not update or reinstall Windows
... and so on
So I decided to "repair/reinstall" Windows with the CD of my friend because there is no CD of toshiba when I bought the laptop. After that, all the problems have been resolved, except the activation problem. This time I finally got an error code: 0xC004C003. Which means that my key was probably has been blocked all the time. How can this be?
I discovered that the CD of my friend's Windows Pro and I think that I only had normal Windows. But why it does not work until I "fixed" my PC with the CD Pro "wrong" to Windows? Why Windows wanted me aktivate Windows suddenly out of nothing? I tried to get a correct Toshiba Recovery CD, but it's quite expensive (around 40 euros!) and I don't think that it can fix my problem.
Each new book offered with Windows preinstalled is actually pre-installed with recovery image designed for certain model of laptop. Recovery image is software which includes the Windows operating system, all necessary drivers, Toshiba specific tools/utilities and a few software additional.
This preinstalled recovery image is also saved on the HARD drive as back-up that allows that you said HARD recovery disk image installation in case where there is a problem with OS preinstalled that you got with your machine. Each owner of the laptop can also create recovery media (USB or DVD) using of preinstalled Toshiba Recovery Media Creator. This recovery media can also be used for the recovery image installation if the installation of HARD drive recovery unbootable, or in case when the HARD disk is damaged and must be replaced. This is described in the paper manuals user s. I guess you were not informed on this subject and you didn't create this recovery media. For about 5 years, Toshiba does not provide records of installation with new laptops. Recovery media must be created by the owner of the laptop.
Please note: original recovery image should not be enabled. You can install it 1000 times and each time after the first connection to the internet OS will be activated automatically.
After the clean operating system installation (installation of non-recovery media) you will not be able to install the recovery image using disk HARD recovery option. It works with the factory only settings.
You now have two options:
1 / to order the original installation disc of recovery and install the original recovery image that should NOT be enabled
2 / to install Windows using another media, but then you have to pay for valid license code
In my opinion best solution for you is to have the order image backup and recovery by Toshiba recovery disc.
If you have any other questions you are welcome.
I bought my Acer Aspire E1-572 in March 2014 with a Windows 8 preinstalled. I upgraded to 8.1, then Windows 10. Then a friend noticed my laptop computer running very slow and proposed to create a separate partition for all my personal files. He wiped everything clean without realizing that preinstalled Windows does not come with a label old-fashioned of the product key for Windows, so now, I have a version of Windows 10 which cannot be activated. The seller referred me to Microsoft, they referred me to Acer, but... I am out of warranty. I'm afraid to try to refresh my laptop because there is no previous version of Windows 8 on left to return to. Pleeeaaaaase HELP!
I'm just curious and I need answer
My acer m3 - 581 t bios 1.13 preinstalled windows 7 and acer bios t 2.17 m3 - 581 preinstalled windows 8, this pc two 2 have the same hardware
Why acer unlock bios 2.17 the two different whit pc operating system that is my question to acer please need explanation
Ok. I understand your desire to use the latest technology. Unfortunately, there is not a way to upgrade a template provided with Legacy BIOS to EUFI. I apologize for any inconvenience.
My computers hard drive was totally formatet. Hereby, I lost my preinstaled windows 7.
Where can I download a copy of the Windows 7 Home Prem OA, only mach the product key on my computer.
I use Dban or other disk hard bootable wipe utility to clean the disk, and then try again recovery.
I need the phone number for the activation of the system preinstall windows 7 64 in the USA
I'm doing a dual boot with my preinstall windows 7, I'm done with partitioning already but when I try to reboot with my windows xp cd, just after he made all the check and talking about going to the installation of windows xp, it will crash and go to the Blue error screen. I was wondering how it will happen, so that I can install windows xp
You first need to know if your computer is compatible with Windows XP. Much more modern computers are gradually support for Windows XP.
How dual boot Windows 7 and Windows XP
Another option is to run your license of Windows XP in a virtual machine on Windows 7. I have http://www.oracle.com/us/technologies/virtualization/oraclevm/061976.html
I have a samsung laptop that came with a preinstalled windows copy 8 However when I installed ubuntu a while ago things I screwed up, and I could not load in windows 8, or ubuntu. In the end, I had to start my laptop with a windows 7 cd. But I want now to windows 8. I do not have a cd with the laptop. How to install a copy genuine windows 8 on my laptop now?
Thnx in advance.
Before deleting Windows 8 it would have been an option to create the recovery disks to restore the laptop.
If you have not corrupted the recovery with Ubuntu partition then pressing the F4 key when display Samsung logo at startup to load the recovery console.
Windows 8 no longer includes the key of the case if you do not have to reinstall using a disc info. You may need to contact Samsung for the reconfigured disc or buy the set of recovery disks.
Note by 3rd in important section.
Hey, I recently bought a HP Pavilion g6-2300sy with Windows preinstalled 8 and decided to install Windows 7 on it instead, as I'm rates more familiar with it. Now I seem to be running into issues with the Radeon HD 7670 m laptop graphics card, since I can't find a driver that works for her. I tried several generic drivers AMD HD 7000 series, but none of them is not working - Windows continues to give the error code 43.
How can I fix without going back to Windows 8? Any help would be really appreciated.
For the g6-2300sy, use the W7 x 64 drivers and software for this model:
For the graphics, you install only the AMD graphics driver. Do NOT install the Intel driver. The AMD driver has the graphics for two video cards.
DO NOT USE ANY BIOS OR FIRMWARE FROM THIS LINK FILES
about the only way I can do anything, it is to run in SafeMode w / Networking command. When this first happened I thought maybe he had a virus an update of windows at first, so I updated & ran security essentials about 6 times when, which did not find anything, I then tried to install the defenders but could not install said I needed Silverlight installed so I tried to install it but who did not want to install so finally after more than a month of try me several times a day to give me a try. My fiancee and another roommate both said that it had to be a virus. And that one of them fix it since I couldn't. Then they both tried for a week each so he can not constantly freeze as soon as it would boot up to the windows system screen system restore when I haven't tried had no restore points when I tried this return back.
And now, it freezes not as quick, but when they did a system restore it says now that I need to reactivate my copy of windows but now here's my new problem when the laptop was sent to a new hard drive that they also gave me a new external case but am not currently able to read my key product code at the top of the bottom of my laptop , And it came with a copy preinstalled and stupid, I didn't find the product key code when I bought the laptop from Best Buys. And they gave me a bundle of discs pack but their was not a code product key on anything.
Defender will not work with Microsoft Securiy Essentials installed
It was designed that way
and key Finder programs won't help you with your product key that you have a version of preinstalled vista
If you reinstall vista again using a Dell recovery method, you normally won't need a product key
Malicious software can cause non-genuine problems
Download update and scan with the free version of malwarebytes anti-malware
You can also download and run rkill to stop the process of problem before you download and scan with malwarebytes
make it work above in safe mode with networking
Using the F8 method:
- Restart your computer.
- When the computer starts, you will see your computer hardware are listed. When you see this information begins to tap theF8 key repeatedly until you are presented with theBoot Options Advanced Windows Vista.
- Select the Safe Mode with networking with the arrow keys.
- Then press enter on your keyboard to start mode without failure of Vista.
- To start Windows, you'll be a typical logon screen. Connect to your computer and Vista goes into safe mode.
- Do whatever tasks you need and when you are done, reboot to return to normal mode.
and read this in order to determine what recovery to factory settings method, you can use if necessary
Dell recovery options:
above is Dell to reinstall vista from the DVD on your computer.
and that way if you have a recovery partition on your NEW hard drive. (if you used Dell for repairs they CAN put a hard drive from the factory with a partition recovery for this model)
Laptop fujitsu, I bought a few days ago, I want to activate windows preinstalled 8 where can I get the product key, I tried but I couldn't so please help me
With Windows 8, Microsoft changed stickers that have the product key that the user must type in during the installation of the operating system of new embedded BIOS product key. The idea is that by eliminating the tile, you eliminate one of the easiest ways for nefarious users get a legitimate product key. The sticker also eliminating product key removes any concern that the vignette could get damaged while at the same time eliminating the long and irritating the process of typing in various letters and numbers in the installation of the operating system.
If the user has to reinstall the operating system on a computer with Windows 8, the installation process automatically captures key software product of the motherboard BIOS without input from the user. This means that these stickers familiar windows product key will no longer appear on Windows 8 computers.
Help with the activation process, contact technical support.
I bought the laptop Acer Aspire E1-522 before one year. It has been preloaded with Windows 8 unique language.
I upgraded to win 8.1 before 4 months.
Now, I tried to install Ubuntu OS in this laptop and failed.
Ever after I uninstalled Ubuntu from the Control Panel, the start screen appears with the option Windows and Ubuntu to select.
Cannot remove this option and then the ubuntu I tried to refresh the whole Windows Operating System 8.1.
When the update was complete, my system returned to Windows 8 again and I'm shocked.
I do not know how to return to 8.1 upgrade of Windows. Please help me solve this problem.
How to solve this problem?
I want my Windows Update back 8.1 in my computer.
Hi Vijay Kumar,
Welcome to the Microsoft Community forums.
Sorry for the inconvenience that you aren't able to recover Windows 8.1 during the updating of the computer.
If I understand you tried to install the Ubuntu operating system, but the installation was not successful. Then you tried to update the computer and it turns off back to the Windows 8 operating system preinstalled.
When you updating the computer, he returned to Windows 8 because it is the default operating system (OS preinstalled) and when refreshing, it uninstalled the updates of Windows 8.1 and restored to Windows 8
I suggest you check the steps in the link to update Windows Windows 8.1 8
You can also read the following steps to upgrade your computer to windows 8.1.
1. press the key Windows + X, and then click Control Panel.
2. in the Control Panel, select Windows Update.
3. install all the recommended and optional updates available.
4 restart the computer, updated as needs rebooting the system to settle.
5. click on the start menu, then click on the app store.
6. from the app store, download and install the Windows 8.1 update.
I hope this helps. If you have any other questions, we will be happy to help you.
I have toshiba satellite L300-190 (PSLB8E-014008N5), it comes with Windows Vista Home Premium. first time when I start my computer can I install this windows Vista from the internal memory of the laptop and everything is installed correctly. There is no CD or external drive of windows with this laptop, only an internal image is installed.
He was given 2 C and D default partitions and C windows has been installed. and D HDDRecovery was placed in the drive.
I need to install linux Ubuntu, it's why I created another partition by extending the D using partition Manager Windows. but the folder HDDRecovery is still in the estuary of the Drive
Now, ago total 3 disks (windows Vista) C, D (still empty), E (HDDRecovery).
Then I install ubuntu and ubuntu also created a patition more in D ext 3based.
now the total of readers, I found in ubuntu that is always there...
1 WinRE (NTFS) > sources, System Volume Information, boot.sdi
2. Windows Vista (NTFS)
3. empty (NTFS)
4 Ubuntu (ext3)
5 vacuum (NTFS) > HDDRecovery
Now, for some reason, my windows vista corrupted... and in the menu when I chose the windows vista, it gives the message about to enter the CD of windows vista with repair, but I have no CD of windows vista.
and whenever I start my PC through floppy drive in which the windows vista startup option is available, return to the menu ubuntu, and by pressing the F8 key, it gives the same corrupt message windows, now I don't know how to recover my windows vista original. before when I press the F8 key during the startup of windows comes with disk recovery tool HARD toshiba. but now when I press the F8 key, and then it displays the message of the courrpt (Windows/system32/winload.exe) file. Press ENTER to reboot.
Now, please let me know, how can I get my windows original vista again or install it again using this software from toshiba.
Thanks in advance.
Please don't post twice on the same theme and check your other thread:
If the laptop supports recovery of HARD drive option, then you can use it to restore the laptop to factory settings.
I have already described the procedure in the above thread!
I have BitLocker on a computer pre-installed with Windows Vista Ultimate Edition, if my TPM module has been disabled; I can see the link in the BitLocker Control Panel icon to turn on after clicking on it to turn it on, it tells me to turn on the TPM secure, restart, and follow the instructions. If I turn it on, when I click on the icon of BitLocker, it tells me that my computer is not configured with bitlocker, shows as 2 drives on the left, on the right it descriptions of the show with an 'x' next to a magnifying glass on a hard drive and the word "off" after the description. Is it the way it is supposed to look like when it will run. Because I put all perimeters to activation, the initialization and the establishment. The TPM is the correct version, group policy is set to the correct specifications, I did everything what I was instructed to do. I even let the TPM to create his or her own password. I initialized and took possession of the TPM, I turned it on, I put it to ignore blocked orders. I installed the security chip. My hard drive is narrowed, there is the extra partition specified as S:, Ok he said after doing this, I have to reinstall the software, but after reinstalling the software, it says it has deleted my second partition. I did it at least 10 times aggravating. So I used the BitLocker configuration tool to shrink the drive and create the partition. Now what I am doing wrong?
See this link:
Check if this may help:
As I use Windows 7 Starter in my Samsung netbook. I want to know my starting Windows 7product key. How do I know the same thing?
Please help me to know my pre install Windows 7 product key.
Look for the certificate of Authenticity COA to find the product key.
COA certificate of authenticity:
What is the certificate of authenticity for Windows?
Normally at the bottom of the Netbook or in the battery compartment.
Original title: Failure to Boot to
Computer laptop Dell, OS of Windows 7 pre-installed. No disc restoration/reformat/install for 7. (This is bullcrap if you ask me). Does not start. Error: PXE - E61: Media test failure, check cable PXE - M0F: out Broadcom PXE - ROM
What should I do here?
See if there is a solution here: http://hubpages.com/hub/How-to-Solve-PXE-E61-Media-test-failure-Check-cable-Error
J W Stuart: http://www.pagestart.com
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