Windows 8 Reinstall

Crystal Henderson

Estimable
Nov 18, 2014
4
0
4,510
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i have a toshiba satellite that had a dead HDD. i just replaced it and went to reinstall the windows 8 64bit disk i recived when i first purchased the laptop. however im unable to complete the install as it wont let me finish without a windows 8 64Bit key.
i would very much like to know if anyone has encountered this problem before and weather there is a way around it??
 

USAFRet

Illustrious
Moderator


Then I am entirely unsure of what is going on.

A Win 8 OEM install disk, direct from the manufacturer, should pick up the embedded OS license key.

Possibly try entering this generic OEM key:
46V6N-VCBYR-KT9KT-6Y4YF-QGJYH

It WILL require activation, but this may get past the install phase.
 

Crystal Henderson

Estimable
Nov 18, 2014
4
0
4,510
0


it was preinstalled, however when you purchase a windows 8 laptop there is no key provided anywhere on the laptop, you may recieve it in an email when you register you laptop but i have yet to do that. However the laptops motherboard i ment to have the key inbuilt in to the bios, hence why it is so hard to downgrade your windows 8 laptop to a previous sytem such as windows 7.
 

USAFRet

Illustrious
Moderator


Right. But a reinstall with the correct Windows 8 OEM media will pick up that license key from the motherboard.
 

Crystal Henderson

Estimable
Nov 18, 2014
4
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4,510
0


Hence why i have asked for help..
 

USAFRet

Illustrious
Moderator


If you're using the CD you got from Toshiba, and it doesn't work....contact Toshiba and see what's up.
 

Crystal Henderson

Estimable
Nov 18, 2014
4
0
4,510
0


I have done this, have told me that all i had to do was run the cd as defaul during boot up and follow the steps. but still i hit the road block of the windows key that wont allow me to continue installation.

 

USAFRet

Illustrious
Moderator


Then I am entirely unsure of what is going on.

A Win 8 OEM install disk, direct from the manufacturer, should pick up the embedded OS license key.

Possibly try entering this generic OEM key:
46V6N-VCBYR-KT9KT-6Y4YF-QGJYH

It WILL require activation, but this may get past the install phase.
 
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