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.

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